March Against Hunger

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“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.