Yuma Community Food Bank

Kim Johnson

If there was ever a year where the need for donations were at a high, 2020 may have been it and the Yuma Community Food Bank saw that, according to President and CEO Shara Whitehead.


Arizona Western College agricultural students have donated 719 pounds of produce to the Yuma Community Food Bank so far this year, compared to 549 pounds donated in 2018.

City of Yuma

Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls Tuesday declared a city State of Emergency, due to the number of migrant asylum seekers released in the Yuma community.  Nicholls says that in the last 19 days nearly 1,300 migrants have been dropped off, stretching the ability of nonprofits to the breaking point.

The mayor says he has been holding daily meetings with the two main organizations providing aid to the migrants, the Yuma Community Food Bank and the Yuma Salvation Army.  He says they are operating well beyond their capacity, and there is no end to the migrant releases in sight.

Yuma Community Food Bank Hits Record for Number of Families Served

Aug 4, 2017
Yuma Community Food Bank

The Yuma Community Food Bank has seen record numbers for individuals served and is now running low on donated food.  KAWC's Maya Springhawk Robnett reports...

Miss Yuma County Scholarship Pageant

Arizona Edition - Hailey Bernardo is a Yuma County young person trying to shed new light and offer solutions to a big local problem.  She is Miss Yuma County 2014.  Bernardo’s pageant platform is hunger, something far too many people in Yuma County are familiar with.  To highlight the issue, Bernardo has organized a Walk-off Hunger 5k this coming weekend.  KAWC’s Lou Gum sat down with Bernardo to talk about her platform…(originally aired 03/19/14).