Useful Links

American National Standards Institute (ANSI): Arizona requires food handlers to have a certificate from an ANSI-accredited organization. ANSI has been acting as the voice of U.S. standards and conformity assessment system for over 100 years and accredits organizations that assure learning outcomes are met for food-handler training certificate courses.

Arizona Community Farmers Markets: Farmers markets are located in Ahwatukee, Anthem, Avondale, Buckeye, Carefree, Phoenix, Sun City and Scottsdale.

Arizona Food Systems Network (AFSN): AFSN is a community of local, state and regional food system advocates, practicioners and leaders who seek to collaborate to improve the food system for all Arizonans.

Arizona Food Summit: The AZDA, in partnership with Maricopa County Food System Coalition and the Association of AZ Food Banks is hosting its 2019 Food Summit.

Arizona Health Zone: An Arizona program with statewide partners that include health departments, the University of Arizona, Native American tribes, school districts, food banks and non-profit agencies.

City of Phoenix Environmental Sustainability Goals: The City of Phoenix seeks to create zero waste through participation in the circular economy.

Commodity Supplement Food (CSFP): CFSP is a federally funded food distribution program that provides once/month box of food to participants. 

Community and School Gardens: Maricopa County Department of Public Health works through grant funding and partnership to provide information, education and support for gardens and gardeners.

Double-Up Food Bucks Locations: Pinnacle Prevention brings Fair Food Network's national Double Up Food Bucks program to Arizona.

Emergency Food Assistance: The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) provides food to people experiencing homelessness, low-income senior citizens, families and individuals.

Farm Express: A mobile produce market bringing fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables and providing community health resources to Phoenix and Tempe residents.

Farmers' Market Managers Assistance: The Maricopa County Food Systems team provides support and technical assistance to market managers with the farmers' market initiative.

Farm to School Program: The Arizona Department of Education is the agency leading the Farm to School efforts to ensure children have access to fresh, healthy and locally grown food.

Food and Agriculture Policy Advisory Council (FAPAC): The FAPAC is made up of 12 members that advise the Director on how the AZDA can work most effectively to tackle food insecurity. 

Food Banks: Association of AZ Food Banks has the largest database of emergency food options in Arizona.

Healthy Food Retail Initiative: The purpose of the healthy food retail initiative is to increase community access to affordable, healthy foods and promote nutritious food in small and large scale food outlets.

Hunger Advisory Council (HAC): The Council exists to help end hunger in Arizona by providing a forum for the development and advocacy of strategies to end hunger.

Hunger Advisory Council's 2017 Action Plan: The HAC released an Action Plan to address the nine strategies to increase food security.  

Kitchen on the Street: Kitchen on the Street is a faith based community partner proposing to eliminate local hunger by offering food assistance programs.  

Kroger's Zero Hunger/Zero Waste: Kroger's Plan is to end hunger in our communities and eliminate waste in their company by 2025.

Local Food Providers: Local First AZ's Good Food Finder AZ is an Arizona statewide, online directory of local foods.

Nutrition Assistance: The Arizona Department of Economic Security runs Arizona's program for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA): PWNA works with reservation program partners who identify the needs in their communities that PWNA can help them address.

School Garden Program: The Arizona Department of Health Services offers free certification for school and community gardens.

Sun Produce Co-Op: Sun Produce Co-Op is a multistakeholder agricultural and marketing organization that seeks to create viable alternative distribution streams for Arizona's smaller-scale producers, reduce barriers to market entry, gain economies of scale through its aggregate size and leverage cooperative branding and marketing and supply purchasing efforts.

Women and Infant Program (WIC): WIC is a nutrition program that helps the whole family learn about eating well and staying healthy.



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