Fresh Food Connect Operator Spotlight: Nourish Phoenix

published on 22 November 2021

What is Nourish Phoenix?

Nourish Phoenix, formerly ICM Food and Clothing Bank, has had a rich history in providing services for the working poor in Phoenix. They believe that no matter the situation, each individual should have hope and dignity when facing the extreme adversity that life hands us. They believe that each piece of clothing, each piece of food, each item received is one-by-one changing the world for good.

Who is Nourish Phoenix?

Nourish Phoenix is an charitable 501c(3) organization of dedicated volunteers and staff. They are working moms and dads, teens, and retirees. They extend to others a helping hand in the face of poverty. Caring for one another throughout tough times is one of their core beliefs and strongest motivators.

If you are interested in reading the full history of Nourish Phoenix over the past 40 years, click here.

Our Mission

NourishPHX is the trusted community hub serving vulnerable individuals and families by offering resources to satisfy immediate needs and to provide pathways to self-sufficiency.

They have programs focused on the following areas:

  • Food & Clothing Resources
  • Financial Literacy
  • Healthy Eating
  • Job Assistance

What We Do

  • Nutrition: Nourish PHX (formerly ICM Food and Clothing Bank) is able to offer lush food boxes to their customers through donations from individuals, organizations, corporations, grocery stores and food banks.
  • Clothing: Nourish PHX helps with other basic needs like clothing, shoes, and toiletries, too.  They accept donations of new and gently used seasonal clothing and are grateful for other items for back-to-school and holiday giving.
  • Community: Now Nourish PHX offers education and employment assistance to their customers. With classes on financial literacy and other agency partnerships, they are offering even more services to help the working poor in Phoenix.

Our Partnership with Fresh Food Connect

They are so excited to be partnering with Fresh Food Connect to provide hunger relief for those in their community.

Home gardeners with extra produce from their gardens can help Nourish Phoenix with hunger relief in Phoenix, AZ. You can donate your extra produce by using Fresh Food Connect. Fresh Food Connect is a mobile app that connects home gardeners with local hunger relief organizations to share their surplus produce.

Fresh Food Connect’s mobile app coordinates donations from home and community gardeners to local non-profit organizations working to address food insecurity on a local level. Gardeners download the app and are prompted to indicate if they have a surplus bounty to share. In zip-codes across the country, home gardeners can easily arrange for extra produce to be picked up from their doorstep or delivered to a local organization providing free groceries. 

“We are thrilled to partner with organizations across the country that support community members facing food insecurity.  We know that gardeners are some of the most generous people around, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to engage them in the critical hunger relief efforts happening in their local communities,” said Kayla Birdsong, CEO of Fresh Food Connect. “If you are a gardener, just download the free app and you will be connected to an inspiring organization in your community.”

A look inside the Nourish Phoenix Food Pantry where we provide hunger relief to those in our community.
A look inside the Nourish Phoenix Food Pantry where we provide hunger relief to those in our community.

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