University of Arizona Spring Fling to Benefit Community Food Bank
The University of Arizona’s 2007 Spring Fling will again benefit the Community Food Bank. The partnership with Spring Fling is part of the campus wide UA4 Food drive that brings together faculty, staff and students to raise money and food for the Community Food Bank Snak Pak for Kids ™ program.
The UA Spring Fling is the largest student run carnival in the nation. It is meant to raise money for student clubs, organizations, events, and service work, but also benefits the Tucson community. Again this year, it will aid the Community Food Bank Snak Pak for Kids ™ program. The Snak Pak program offers nutritious food to elementary school students for weekends and offers a lesson in nutrition to the children and their parents. The Community Food Bank currently serves over 425 children through the Snak Pak program.
Attendees at this year’s Spring Fling, on April 12 through the 13, 2007, can combine fun and philanthropy. A donation of a box of cereal or jar of peanut butter will reduce their Spring Fling wrist band purchase by $5.
“The partnership between Spring Fling and the Community Food Bank was a great success for both organizations last year, proving to be one of the largest food drives within the UA4 Food program. We look to have the same success for this year’s event and hope to increase donations for the $5 discount on wristbands,” stated Alex Manuel, Spring Fling Executive Director.
For further information, contact Jack Parris at 622-0525 x 215.