Gabrielle Giffords Family Assistance Center

Individuals can receive help to fill out and submit an initial or renewal application for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps), TANF (Cash Assistance) and AHCCCS (Medical Assistance). Family Advocacy services are also provided to help find solutions to a wide variety of needs. Services are provided in English and Spanish. 

Gabrielle Giffords visiting the Family Assistance CenterThe Gabrielle Giffords Family Assistance Center provides a safe environment for visitors of the Punch Woods Multi-Service Center seeking information or assistance with needs that may or may not be met through traditional Community Food Bank programs. The Advocacy and Outreach office which is part of the Community Food Resource Center (CFRC) is the primary occupant in the Giffords Center bringing the services provided by this unit within close proximity of the emergency and supplemental food assistance services.

Funding for the Giffords Family Assistance Center came from a special fund that Gabby’s husband Mark Kelly publically suggested after the January 8, 2011 tragedy in Tucson.  He suggested that those who wanted to honor Gabby make a gift to the Community Food Bank or the Red Cross, two of her favorite charities.  As a result over $215,000 in gifts to the Food Bank have come from 48 states and several foreign countries to build the Gabrielle Giffords Family Assistance Center.

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, religion, political beliefs, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.