Matthew's Crossing Food Bank

2013 Outreach

Last year, Matthew's Crossing served 43,013 individuals and provided 12,773 emergency food boxes! Currently, AZ is tied as one of the worst states in the nation for childhood hunger with more than 1 in 4 children not knowing where their next meal will come from! With 40% of our clients being 18 years of age or younger, childhood hunger is near and dear to our hearts.  Please support us so we can provide food, a basic necessity, to our most vulnerable clients... our children.

Growing Gains: Small Changes. Big Results. 

Matthew's Crossing is expanding and we need your support!

Following the motto 'Our faith is stronger than our fears' we have leased an additional 1,300 sq. ft. of space that became available to us unexpectedly. Having outgrown our current 1,500 sq. ft. for quite some time, the need for additional space was a top priority, yet the costs associated with moving to a new location were too high for consideration.

Heather Heimsoth, Executive Director of Matthew's Crossing, states "The number of families needing our support continues to grow - just last week we served a record breaking 107 families in just a three hour period. Having this extra space will allow us to more effectively and efficiently keep up with this demand, and continue to provide food and basic necessities to our neighbors in need."

Part of the goal of this expansion is to also look at expanding our services and offering additional programs to help break the cycle of poverty for our clients.  

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Growth is never
by mere chance;
it is the result of forces
working together.

- James Cash Penney

Our goal is to raise $20,000 to support this expansion, which will help with costs related to rent, construction, permits, furniture, program expansion, signage, etc.  We will continue to look for in-kind support where available, as well as grant opportunities, to help make this expansion a reality.


Please join us... even 'just a little bit' can go a long way!


DONATE NOW... and be a part of uniting our community in the fight against hunger! 


Donations may also be sent directly to Matthew's Crossing (please reference 'expansion'):


Matthew's Crossing

1368 N. Arizona Avenue, Suite 112

Chandler, AZ 85225



Fresh New Look

Part of our 'remodel' has already begun! Take a look at these before/after photos to see the beginning's of our 'Growing Gains'. Special thanks to Dunn-Edwards in Chandler for donating the paint and supplies that made this new look possible! Our clients and volunteers are enjoying the upbeat atmosphere!

Matthew's Crossing Food Bank

1368 N. Arizona Ave. Unit 112
Chandler, AZ 85225
Emergency Food Bags
M, Tu, Th, F 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed 4:00 - 6:30 pm

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About Us:

Matthew's Crossing is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We provide assistance for individuals and families in need in the East Valley area - currently addressing needs associated with hunger.

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In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited
from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.