We are a place of peace and hope for people struggling with hunger, poverty and homelessness.
Last year, we served more than 16,000 men, women, children, veterans, and seniors with a wide range of supportive services from a hot meal every evening to food boxes, showers, clothing, job search assistance, bus passes, Arizona identification, mail service and much more.
Generous donors and volunteers fuel our mission to Feed, Clothe and Empower the homeless and working poor in the Phoenix East Valley. Paz de Cristo is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that was born in 1988 as an outreach of St. Tim’s Catholic Church.
The first meal was prepared in the kitchen of a little yellow house on Country Club Drive. Dinner was transported and served on card tables in a parking lot on the corner of Hibbert & Main Streets in Mesa.
Today, a caring community of multiple faith traditions assists people with diverse religions, backgrounds and cultures at our expanded location in Mesa. Each month, we receive more than 7,000 visits by about 2,400 unique guests of which 600 people arrive for the very first time.
We give our guests a hand so that they can get back on their feet. We Feed, Clothe and Empower.
Of every dollar given to Paz de Cristo, 93 cents goes directly to help people struggling with hunger, poverty and homelessness.