Community

When children are helped, and families healed, our community finds hope and transformation. GAP helps children in crisis and provides healing for families in need of restoration.  Our community programs bring hope by supporting families and eliminating common trigger points that are a precursor for dysfunction and abuse. This full circle of care happens through education and by providing needed resources, helping children and families establish futures free from the weight of poverty.

Two warehouse workers loading and moving pallets of food

Community Warehouse

Your Community Warehouse builds partnership and relationship between local nonprofits and the local business community for the betterment of the most marginalized residents here in Southern Arizona.

The 40,000 square foot Community Warehouse located at GAP Ministries provides an opportunity for nonprofits to stretch their resources like never before to better meet the needs of those they serve.

Community Warehouse Nonprofit Partners leverage their resources

 

Community Warehouse Business Partners leverage their financial contributions

To speak to someone about becoming a Nonprofit or Business Partner, or to schedule a tour to visit the Community Warehouse, contact:

Jerry Smith 520-207-2208 or jerry.smith@gapmin.com

Kitchen

GAP is now better able to stand in the gap for people in need with the addition of our new Community Training Kitchen, Diner and Mobile Kitchen/Food Truck.

The Kitchen reclaims highly perishable donated food such as fruits, vegetables and meat, to make meals for foster children in our group homes, children in low-income schools, and community outreaches.

The Kitchen reclaims people by serving as a training kitchen for individuals in vulnerable populations. Young adults aging out of foster care or beginning a career search, and the unemployed or underemployed lacking advancement opportunities can participate in a 10 week culinary arts certification program.

Groups may use GAP’s Diner and high-tech conference room, including catering, for a low cost. All proceeds go right back into the BOOST program budget to serve the less fortunate in our community.

The Food Truck may also be available for catered events when not in use serving community needs. This “mobile kitchen” will be used 80% of the time for outreaches to hungry children and their families. GAP is partnering with school districts to provide parent-training classes in budgeting, parenting and other family issues. Food sustains the body, but emotional and educational enrichment allows people to rise
above their circumstances.

Three volunteers from a local establishment preparing food

Chef John Hohn, our Executive Chef,  was awarded Tucson's Iron Chef Champion 2014 while at Omni Tucson National. He comes to us from the Gringo Grill and Cantina, and his past chef experiences include: Bob's Steak & Chop House, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Hacienda Del Sol, and the Tack Room.

Along with his culinary experience, John has pastoral experience and has been involved in church leadership for the past 14 years. John and his wife are also certified foster parents, so they are a perfect match for the heart of GAP.

GAP Garage
​Servicing Cars...Changing lives

The professional and trustworthy mechanics at the GAP Garage have been caring for GAP Ministries’ fleet of 50+ vehicles for over

​3 years. Now we are open for business to the community! Have your car, truck, or business fleet serviced at the GAP Garage and help local foster children and families served by GAP Ministries.

 

​Whether it’s an oil change, Brake or HVAC service, or Tire replacement…the GAP Garage can meet your car or truck’s needs.

 The GAP Garage is also a local U-Haul rental site, so rent your moving van from us and help your community at the same time.

100% of the profits from the GAP Garage go back into GAP Ministries!

Bring your car in for a free inspection and meet our mechanics.

Monday–Friday 8:30am–5:30pm

Closed Saturday & Sunday

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