For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.  - Matthew 25:35

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Friends Feed Friends 



Arizona is one of the five worst states in our nation for food insecurity. This lack of consistent access to enough food is a problem that 2 million Arizonians are faced with each year.  Many are working poor, living on insufficient wages.  We focus our attention on the homeless people who reside in a small part of the metropolitan Phoenix area known as northern Tempe, AZ.  These people have become our Friends, thus our name became Friends Feed Friends. 


It started back east.  As college students, our founders,  Mike and Jody Hanson served the poor in North Carolina.  When they came home to Arizona friends told them of a  small Bible Study group of homeless people that were meeting in a park in Tempe.  Intrigued, Mike and his wife got involved.  Their passion for the hearts of the poor and homeless grew into a mission to provide meals for them in that park.  Supported by Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (LCMC) of Fountain Hills, AZ, and others around the valley Friends Feed Friends began serving meals in 2009.  It started with just 25-30 people on a weekly basis. It was a real Lutheran pot luck, outside.  

Hunger statistics provided from the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance website, 2018.



News and How to Connect

Friends Feed Friends uses "Mail Chimp" to develop and send weekly menu e-mails.

CORE POSITIONS are listed for each menu. If you can help one Friday a month.  Contact us, we can use your willing hands.


We also send out additional newsletters now and then to keep you updated on the happenings with our "Friends".


The next newsletter will introduce you
to our CORE TEAM.  Come on!

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Friends Feed Friends is a corporation, with a 501(c)(3) designation.  We are a group of people equipped with a passion and desire to provide a meal and friendship to our homeless friends in Moeur Park in Tempe.  Our desire is that they will see Christ in us. 

We do this by:


  • Serving a quality meal

  • Building loving relationships with our friends

  • Getting to know them and allowing them to know us

  • Providing Bibles and devotionals

  • Helping with personal care needs when possible

  • Praying with them

  • Seeking out others to join us in our ministry

Friends Feed Friends

Administration Office 

Phone: 480-836-9527

Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Feeding our Friends at

Moeur Park – 701 N

Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281​


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Friends Feed Friends

15482 East Telegraph Dr. 

Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 

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