Skills Center

St. Mary’s Food Bank provides tailored job training, equipping those facing employment challenges with practical skills within foodservice and the warehouse and logistics industry.

Community Kitchen

Join our 9-week culinary training program to elevate your employability in the food service industry.


Dive into our 6-week training program to kickstart a thriving career in the warehouse and logistics industry. 

How To Apply


Apply online or drop off your application at St. Mary’s Food Bank. Alternatively, fax to 480.780.3799.


Join us on any Wednesday at 10 a.m. for a 1-hour information session.


Candidates will have a personal interview with a Community Kitchen or LIFT staff member.

Next Steps

Program Requirements

All candidates interested in joining the Community Kitchen or LIFT program must meet the following criteria:

  • Be facing notable employment barriers
  • Be 18 or older
  • Have U.S. work authorization
  • Pass a drug test (with ongoing random tests during the program)
  • No arson or registered sex offenders
  • Consent to a background check
  • Show genuine interest in the foodservice industry or warehouse & logistics industry
  • Live in a shelter, own/rent, halfway house
  • Commit to classes Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., arriving punctually and prepared
  • Be ready for steady employment in foodservice or warehouse & logistics industry post-program

Reach Out

For more information or assistance with your application please contact Community Kitchen or LIFT at (602) 343-3183.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dive into our frequently asked questions to better understand the Skills Center journey.