CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: The Care and Share food bank in Kanab is currently still operating at the previously designated times. ( 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 2-6 pm.) The Orderville Food Bank in operating the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 4-6 pm. At this time we are only distributing pre-made boxes, the pantries will not be client choice. Senior Citizens and immunocompromised individuals who are unable to leave home may receive a food box delivery when staff is available by contacting Sarah Chapman 435-644-4326 or 435-689-1411. Donations can be delivered to Kanab Senior Center (just leave by the entrance door) or to the Best Friends Fitness Center where they will be properly sanitized and sorted for distribution. Monetary donation are greatly accepted at this time. You can mail these donations to Craig Hansen 172 E. 100 N. Kanab, UT 84741, or hand deliver to Craig or Sarah at Kanab Senior Center. If interested in making a special food donation at this time please contact Craig: 435-644-4320 or 435-691-0228 OR Sarah 435-644-4326 or 435-689-1411 to get a list of our current most needed items. Please keep in mind that our quantities and storage space are limited. Care and Share is designed to be a supplement food program and provide up to 5 meals per person month. Please be courteous to staff and understanding of demands at this time.
NOTE: The Big Water Care and Share is currently CLOSED. Those in special need may be able to arrange a drop-off by contacting Sheri Hill 435-899-8901
The Kane County Care & Share program is the equivalent of a Food Bank and is set up to provide 15 meals per person per month (or five days of meals per person per month). It is open on the first and third Thursday of each month and is set up like a grocery store pantry. Families and/or individuals who pass the eligibility requirements can pick up client choice food from the pantry to help subsidize their groceries.
Eligibility: To determine eligibility for the Care & Share food program, an individual or family must fill out an intake form. The program is based primarily on income* (and the number of people – if applicable – in the family). The person(s) must also be a resident of Kane County; have photo identification showing birth date; and have a verifiable phone number. [*Income requirements are federally based and are adjusted yearly.]
Location: Kane County currently operates three pantries – Kanab, Orderville, and Big Water.
Kanab, 56 W. 450 North (next to Kanab Senior Center); Hours: 4-6 p.m. [senior citizens and handicap ONLY can use pantry from 2-4 p.m.]
Orderville/Long Valley, 415 E. State St. Hwy. 89 (Long Valley Senior Center); Hours: 4-6 p.m.
Big Water, 175 Aaron Burr Avenue, Big Water, UT; Hours: 6-8 p.m. (Arizona Time)
All three food pantries are supported by the Utah Food Bank of Salt Lake City and through local donations.
Donations: Those interested in donating non-perishable food items may do so at the Kanab pantry five days a week from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Care & Share building or at the Kanab Senior Center. Donations for Orderville or Big Water, please call (435) 691-0228.
Please note: Please do not donate items older than three years old. Use the rule that if you would no longer eat it, don’t pass it off to others. We do not accept items with leaks, bulges or home-canned foods.
For more information: Please call Craig Hansen, (435) 691-0228.
Food is available for pick up on the first and third Thursdays of the month.
Care and Share Intake form
Phone: 435-691-0228 435-644-4320
Address: 172 E. 100 N. Kanab, UT
Contact: Craig Hansen , Director
Assistant Director: Sarah Chapman