Quilt Raffle 2008

Country Hearts Quilt


Raffle Tickets are no longer available-
The winner of the quilt was Catherine Chinlund!

Don’t miss your chance to win! This year’s quilt is a beautiful Country Hearts pattern. This hand-stitched queen-size quilt took 213 yards of quilting thread. The scalloped navy blue border sets off an array of complementary patterns found in the quilt’s wonderful details. It was hand-stitched by Lydia Yoder, an Amish quilter from Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and hand-pieced by Lucy Nolt, a horse and buggy Mennonite.

Last year, proceeds from the quilt raffle allowed us to provide enough food for over 783,000 meals. There is a suggested minimum donation of $10.00 per ticket. Your donation to the quilt raffle is fully tax-deductible. The drawing will be held on April 22, 2008. There is no need to be present at the drawing to win; the winner will be contacted by phone.

A portion of every dollar you send between March 1 and April 30, 2008 will be matched by the Feinstein Foundation!

All Proceeds Benefit Programs of the Community Food Bank.
Drawing: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Suggested Minimum Donation: $10.00 Per Entry

Donations are suggested but not required to enter the Community Food Bank Quilt Raffle 2008.

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For more information call (520) 622-0525.

Write-A-Will Workshops

The Community Food Bank is partnering this March with Habitat for Humanity Tucson, Literacy Volunteers of Tucson, Pima Community College and YMCA Foundation to bring you another round of write-a-will workshops.

  • Northwest
    Wednesday, March 12 at 2:30 p.m.
    Northwest YMCA
    7770 N. Shannon Road
  • Central
    Monday, March 17 at 4:30 p.m.
    Pima Community College District Office
    4905 E. Broadway Blvd.
  • Northeast
    Wednesday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m.
    Northern Trust Bank
    6444 E. Tanque Verde Road
  • North
    Monday, March 24 at 10:00 a.m.
    Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
    2331 E. Adams
  • Northwest
    Tuesday, March 25 at 3:30 p.m.
    Pima Community College Northwest Campus
    7600 N. Shannon Road
  • South
    Thursday, March 27 at noon (brown bag lunch)
    Community Food Bank
    3003 S. Country Club Road

Estate planning attorneys Robby Adamson, Kay Richter, and
Elizabeth Spilotro are volunteering their time to present the material.
For more information or to RSVP call 622-0525 ext. 218. Light refreshments will be served.

Do you need a will?

Did you know that less than one third of all people who die in the United States each year have a will, and that many of those wills are defective?

Do you need to accomplish any of the following? If so, you need a will.

EXPRESS YOUR LOVE… A person who dies without a will leaves their loved ones to make difficult decisions. Uncertainties about the deceased’s final wishes often lead to family turmoil.

AFFIRM YOUR BASIC BELIEFS AND COMMITMENTS… The preamble in your will can affirm the principals that guided you to make your decisions. This allows those interpreting your will insight into your choices. Those carrying out your wishes should understand them as fully as possible.

PUT YOURSELF IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT… A) Designate who will care for your dependent children; B) specify who will serve when it’s time to close your estate; C) decide on the timing for distribution of gifts; D) designate which charitable organizations you will support. Knowing that you have cared for loved ones and other concerns close to your heart can put you at ease.

SAFEGUARD YOUR ASSETS… Careful financial planning has helped you conserve your estate during life. Protect what you’ve worked for. A will can reduce probate costs in many states. It may also reduce, delay or even eliminate estate taxes. This way, more of what you worked for can benefit loved ones or carry out charitable intentions

CFB Board of Directors Announces New Member

The Community Food Bank Board of Directors is pleased to
announce the election of Gregg R. Johnson, Ed. D. as a new member of the Board.

Dr. Johnson is the Campus Director of the University of Phoenix, Southern Arizona Campus.  He holds a Master’s of Educational Psychology and a Doctorate of Education, both earned at Brigham Young University. 

Dr. Johnson has over twenty-three years experience in education administration.  He has held administrative positions with Church Educational System-Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, School Administrator at the Utah Boys Ranch, and Director of Academic affairs at the University of Phoenix, all in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He moved to his present position with the University of Phoenix in Tucson in 2006 and is responsible for the seven campuses in southern Arizona.

“We are very pleased that Gregg Johnson has joined the Board of Directors as its newest member,” said Chairman Mark Fay.  “His experience in the academic field will bring an additional perspective to the organization.”

The University of Phoenix is the largest private university in North America. In addition to providing quality educational opportunities, they support a variety of organizations and charities that enrich the communities where their campuses are located. 

Dr. Johnson was elected at the January 25, 2008 Community Food Bank Board meeting and will serve until 2010.

Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market Opening

The Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market will open the 2008 season on Thursday, March 13th at 3:00 PM.  The Market has a new location at the North East corner of Speedway and Riverview (between the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind and El Rio Neighborhood Center).

Scouting for Food

“Scouting for Food” Drive.  The Community Food Bank will partner with the Boy Scouts of America, Catalina Council for this drive.

National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive

National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive. This will be the 16th year to benefit the Community Food Bank.

Hunger Walk



Registration includes:
the Hunger Walk 2008 T-shirt
The first 500 to register get a free pedometer!
Registration ends Friday, March 21

Please bring 2 cans of non- perishable food to the walk

The Community Food Bank’s Community Food Security Center will host a “Hunger Walk” on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Reid Park to benefit their non-traditional programs such as Home Gardening, the Marana Learning Farm, Family Advocacy, Gleaning, Farmers’ Markets, Water Harvesting and Demonstration Garden.

There also will be a food drive in conjunction with the walk and each participant is asked to bring two cans of food to the event. Many people think about feeding the hungry during the holidays, but forget the rest of the year. The “Hunger Walk” will help raise food and donations during the Food Bank’s normally slow period.

The walk will begin at 8:00 AM and will conclude by 11:00 AM. Registration fees are $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for children. Each walker will receive a “Hunger Walk” T-shirt. Final day to register is Friday, March 21, 2008. The starting point for the “Hunger Walk” will be Reid Park, Ramada 5 (use the south entrance off of 22nd street). Walkers may walk any portion of the track that circles Reid Park at their own pace. You may register to not walk and still receive an event T-shirt.

A limited supply of T-shirts will be available the day of the walk for $25.00.

The sponsor for the “Hunger Walk” is the University of Phoenix. At the conclusion of the “Hunger Walk” the University of Phoenix Learning Center at 300 S. Craycroft will be wrapping up their two week long “March Against Hunger.”

For more information, contact Varga Garland at (520) 622-0525 x 220 or Jack Parris at (520) 622-0525 x 215.

March Against Hunger


“March Against Hunger” at the University of Phoenix, 300 S. Craycroft.  The University of Phoenix and Williams Centre area merchants will attempt to “stuff a classroom” with food and donations.

Food Drop Off Sites

  • Jason’s Deli
    5420 E Broadway, Suite 260
  • Residence Inn Marriot
    5400 E Williams Circle Tucson, AZ 85711
  • Residence Inn Marriot
    5400 E Williams Circle Tucson, AZ 85711
  • Coldwell Banker
    5460 E Broadway Ste 350 Tucson, Az 85711
  • KB Homes
    250 S Craycroft #300 Tucson, Az 85711/4730 E Grant Rd Tucson, Az 85712
  • Costco
    6255 E Grant Rd Tucson, Az 85712
  • Paychex
    335 N Wilmot Ste 200 Tucson, Az 85711
  • LA Fitness
    240 S Wilmot Tucson, Az 85711
  • Good Egg
    5350 E Broadway Tucson, Az 85711
  • St Joseph’s School
    215 S Craycroft Tucson, Az 85711

The University of Phoenix and the Community Food Bank will partner for a “March Against Hunger” from Monday, March 17 through Saturday, March 29, 2008.  The goal of the event is to “Stuff a Classroom” with much-needed food at the University of Phoenix Tucson Learning Center at 300 S. Craycroft Road.  

Many people think about feeding the hungry during the holidays, but they forget that hunger lasts year-round.  Nearly 150,000 people in Pima County live in households where the income is below the poverty level; that includes about 50,000 children.  And those numbers have increased since the economy worsened last year.  In December alone, Tucson’s unemployment rate jumped from 4.1% to 4.7%, resulting in more than 20,000 people losing their jobs.  Those unemployed and underemployed families often rely on emergency food boxes from the Food Bank.  The demand for that emergency food increased by 22% in the past year—the Food Bank now gives out 15,000 food boxes every month.  Unfortunately, food donations dwindle at this time of year, making it harder to fill those emergency food boxes. 

That’s why the University of Phoenix has partnered with the Community Food Bank to “March Against Hunger” in the month of March.  The goal is to collect enough food and donations to “Stuff a Classroom” at the University of Phoenix campus located in the Williams Centre.  Non-perishable food items such as canned meat, canned vegetables, canned soups, cereal, peanut butter, canned fruit and canned tomato products are needed to make this event a success. 

The University of Phoenix will ask other businesses in the Williams Centre area to join them for the “March Against Hunger” and help collect food and donations.  Donations may be dropped of at the University of Phoenix, 300 S. Craycroft, Monday though Friday from 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Several activities will be scheduled between March 17 and March 29, culminating in a Hunger Walk at Reid Park at noon on Saturday, March 29, when all of the participating businesses will bring their food donations to the University of Phoenix to “Stuff a Classroom.” 

All donations made during the “March Against Hunger” will benefit the Community Food Bank and will be matched by the Feinstein Foundation through its $1-Million Nationwide Challenge during the months of March and April. 
For more information, contact Jodie La Farque at (520) 881-6514 x 75210 or Jack Parris at (520) 622-0525 x 215.

Feria de Salude

American Diabetes Association, “Feria de Salude” at El Pueblo Neighborhood Center from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM.  Feria is a street fair event to reach the local Latino population with information about the high risk of developing diabetes.