We Help Gilbert's Working Poor

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Who we serve

We serve the "working poor" of Gilbert. The Bureau of Labor Statistics classifies the working poor as people who spent at least 27 weeks a year working or looking for work, but whose income still falls below the poverty level line.

So who are the working poor of Gilbert?

  • It's the single mother of 3 forced to choose between buying cough medicine and toilet paper.

  • It's the middle-aged wife working double shifts to support her husband that just got laid off.

  • It's the family of 6 struggling to pay rent and put food on the table for their 4 kids.

Open Arms exists to make sure these Gilbert families in need don't go hungry. We work closely with Gilbert's Community Action Program to help these families get the support they need to get out of food insecurity and back to having enough food for a healthy life.

 

How we serve

Since 2001, we've given Gilbert residents the supplemental food and clothing they need to make it through the month. Those who are eligible receive 2 food boxes a month (based on the size of their family) and 3 clothing items per family member once a month.

As we're 100% volunteer-driven, we rely heavily on the generosity of the Gilbert community. Most of the food and clothing we offer comes from local churches, food banks, schools and donors like you. We couldn't have open arms without your open hearts.

 

 

We're grateful to partner with:

 Mission Community Church

Mission Community Church

 Evident Life Church

Evident Life Church

 Midwest Food Bank

Midwest Food Bank

 Wonderful Mercy Church

Wonderful Mercy Church

 United Food Bank

United Food Bank

 Sunrise Church of the East Valley

Sunrise Church of the East Valley

 Sun Valley Community Church

Sun Valley Community Church

 Desert Cross Lutheran Church

Desert Cross Lutheran Church

Interested in partnering with us? Please contact us online or call us at 480-539-0175.