About Us

Seeds of Hope is a non-profit charity that promotes opportunities to improve lives through relationships and community development. We help those in need with food and clothing and have been one of the primary social service providers in the Casa Grande area since 1993.

We appreciate the generous support of our community and the partnerships we have formed with local businesses, organizations, churches and agencies, that provide volunteers and other resources to help us fulfill our mission. While our partnerships are crucial to our cause, our true strength relies on our volunteers. We could not do what we do without the volunteers that lift up our entire community.

Serving Casa Grande

In 2022

  • 10,876 meals served and food bags given to the homeless and jobless.
  • 2166 Senior adult visits to the MACC
  • 35 Students participating in MACC Afterschool activities from 11 different CGESD Schools
  • 8 Different community groups utilizing the MACC to provide services to the community
  • 10 Peer leaders trained in leadership, modeling pro-social behavior to the next generation



Executive Director

Joe Rivas

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Hi! I'm Joe Rivas, the Executive Director for Seeds of Hope. My wife, Angel and I have lived in the area for 15 months with our dog, Sox, and enjoy the small-town feeling from Casa Grande and its surrounding areas. As the Executive Director, my goals are to share the vision of Seeds of Hope, recruit volunteers for our many programs, and to share our need for donations. We are very grateful for your Time, Talent, Treasure and even Tacos in helping us serve our community!

Office Coordinator

Tina Apodaca

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Tina joined our team in 2021 and quickly became like family. She is the friendly voice you hear if you call and the smiling face that greets you if you come in. Her most special people call her nana.

Programs Manager

Antonia Nunez

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Toni has worked with us since 2014, first as hot lunch coordinator and then as afterschool coordinator. Currently, she is the Programs Manager for Seeds of Hope in the morning and afterschool coordinator in the afternoon.

Hot Lunch Site Coordinator

Alicia Lozano

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Alicia started with Seeds in January 2023 as the Hot Lunch Site Coordinator. She is passionate about our mission to improve lives and works toward spreading more kindness to everyone she encounters.

Seniors Site Coordinator

Karla Rascon

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Garden Coordinator

Steve Sanders

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  June 2023  
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