The Interfaith Cooperative Ministries (ICM) Food and Clothing Bank is a non-profit organization that seeks to aid impoverished residents in the Phoenix area in Arizona. A great location, seeing as though there are plenty of towns and cities in Arizona that are prime for clothing donations boxes.
Volunteers run ICM’s food pantry and help in providing emergency goods to the needy, such as clothing, hygiene products, food boxes, school supplies, and household items. Persons in need can drop by at the Food and Clothing Bank to avail of some basic necessities, as long as they provide valid identification cards for themselves and their family members.
This organization offers classes in financial literacy, healthy eating, securing employment, and more. ICM has a SNAP to Work program, which assists job-seekers in securing gainful employment. A job-seeker must make an appointment with a SNAP Coordinator to start.
ICM partners with other organizations to aid families in financial distress. Sponsorships from companies and other organizations lead to improvements in the Food and Clothing Bank’s services.
Financial donations are more than welcome at ICM. And they also accept donations of basic needs, such as food items, baby supplies, toiletries, clothes, etc. Another organization accepting clothing donations is the Salvation Army – arguably one of the most recognizable charities in the world.
Donated items can be dropped off at the gated back parking lot of the food bank. For easier access for donors, there are 12 donation bins stationed in the Valley, which you can find on the map above.
If you have any larger items that you’d like to donate to ICM, you may be able to schedule a pickup. Pickups can be scheduled over the phone or through the contact form on the organization’s official website.
The ICM Food and Clothing Bank is located on 9th street. This serves as the organization’s headquarters, from which they serve the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.