The Colorado River Food Bank (CRFB) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing food and clothing free to those in need in Laughlin NV, Bullhead City AZ and Ft. Mohave AZ. The CRFB is staffed by one administrative part-time employee manages the paperwork for our programs; otherwise all the work is done by approximately 50 unpaid volunteers who give their time and energy to assist the organization fulfill its goal of reducing hunger in the tri-state service area. The volunteers give us as many hours as they are comfortable with: anything from once a month all the way up to every day we are open.
Since the CRFB bank accepts clients from both Arizona and Nevada, the program has some unique challenges. Food is obtained from various sources including government agencies in both states, but can only be distributed to residents from the state the food is provided. Other food obtained from local food drives, donations and purchases may be distributed to residents of either state.
Local residents may obtain a government-issued food box once month at the CRFB, but there are several other programs that clients may also qualify for. The amount of food and specific items may vary based upon several factors such as the amount of food product on hand and the number of members in the household. The CRFB objective is always the same: to provide as much food as possible to as many clients who need it as possible!
We also accept donations of clothing which in turn is offered on a first-come, first-served basis to clients who simply take the items they need from the display racks in our lobby.