Seventh Annual Rooftop Dancing Santa Show

For the seventh year, the Rooftop Dancing Santa Show will collect non-perishable food donations for the Community Food Bank on December 23, 2007 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  

The Rooftop Dancing Santa Show will be at 4352 Bryn Mawr Road in Tucson (one block south of 5th Street just off of Columbus).  Live music will be provided by the First Brethren Church and there will be photo opportunities to take pictures of the kids and Santa.

The event is free, but a donation of non-perishable food items (canned meats, canned vegetables, canned soups, cereal, peanut butter, canned fruit and canned tomato products) will help the Community Food Bank feed the hungry during this holiday season. 

For information on the Rooftop Dancing Santa Show on December 23rd, call (520) 405-7704.

Sons of Orpheus Holiday Concert

The December 18th Sons of Orpheus Holiday Concert will benefit the Community Food Bank once again this year.  The concert will be held at 7 pm at the Berger Performing Arts Center on the campus of the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind. This is the 10th Annual Holiday Concert put on by the Sons of Orpheus to benefit the Community Food Bank.

“We are thrilled that guitarist, Ismael Barajas has agreed to be a special guest performer, as he already contributes greatly to the Community Food Bank via his musical talents. ASDB Students will perform in the concert as well as Frank Hernandez, ASDB Board Member and talented musician. ”
- Mia Handen, Vice President/ Board Member, Sons of Orpheus

The concert is free with a donation of non-perishable food or cash donation to the Community Food Bank.

Tower Theatres Charity Event

WHERE: 8031 N. Business Park Dr. 
Tucson, AZ 85743
(520) 579-7790
ADMISSION: FREE with 2 cans or boxes of food
RECEIVE a complimentary fountain drink and popcorn!

Your donated food benefits the Marana Community Food Bank.

Cool 1450 (KWFM-AM) turkey donation drive

Cool 1450 (KWFM-AM) radio will conduct a turkey donation drive.  They are asking for turkey or monetary donations to benefit the Community Food Bank. 

They will be set up at their studio location at 3202 N. Oracle (corner of Oracle and Ft. Lowell).

The 2007 Punch Woods Endowment Grants

 The 2007 Punch Woods Endowment Grants for Community Food Security have been announced by the Community Food Bank.  This year’s award winners are:

  1.  “Food from the Ground Up.” Funding to coordinate two events; a dinner and talk by Brother David Andrews to educate the Tucson area community on food issues. The second event is a day-long conversation with Brother Andrews and Reverend Doug Bland on food issues – a grant of $1,095.
  2. “Market on the Move.” Funding to move the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market to a more visible and accessible location on the Westside of Tucson – a grant of $4,000.
  3. “Iskash*taa Food Processing Project.”  Funding to harvest and process approximately 30,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables as an economic development initiative for refugees in Tucson – a grant of $2,000.
  4. “Small Potatoes Gleaning Project/CZC.” Funding will support development of a community garden that will provide organic, fresh produce for a food insecure neighborhood in Ferndale, Washington – a grant of $1,000.

 The Punch Woods Endowment for Community Food Security, established in 2002, is dedicated and limited to supporting community food security programs.  Community Food Security (CFS) is when people obtain a nutritionally adequate, culturally acceptable diet through local non-emergency sources.  Community food security programs build strong, sustainable, local food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food to all people at all times.

“Needless to say, I am very pleased that the Endowment is able to make these small grants that will help several projects both within and outside the Community Food Bank make small steps toward community food security,” said Mr. Woods. “They are small, but first steps toward creating a community that is food secure for all. This is our dream and our hope.”
  Charles “Punch” Woods served as President/CEO of the Community Food Bank for 25 years and retired in March of 2002.

For additional information on this release, contact Varga Garland at (520) 622-0525
x 220 or

Thanksgiving on the Mayflower

Where: Jim Click Ford (22nd and Wilmot)

94.9 MIXfm listeners are helping to “Stock the Shelves” here at the Community Food Bank!

Join 94.9 MIXFM and the Community Food Bank as we fill the “Mayflower” with nonperishable food.

94.9 MIXfm will broadcast all day long from Jim Click Ford, 22nd and Wilmot.  Please bring your nonperishable food donations and help stuff the “Mayflower”!