University of Arizona’s 2008 Spring Fling to Benefit CFB

The University of Arizona’s 2008 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, students and area merchants to raise money and food for the Community Food Bank.  Spring Fling takes place at Rillito Downs (North 1st and River Road) April 10 through April 13, 2008.

The UA Spring Fling is the largest student run carnival in the nation.  It raises money for student clubs, organizations, events, and service work, but also benefits the Tucson community.  This year, Spring Fling will aid the Community Food Bank’s Child Hunger and Nutrition Programs.  They are “Kids Club”, “Snak Paks for Kids”® and “Summer Meals.”  All of the programs are designed to prevent childhood hunger and help children succeed in school.

Attendees at this year’s Spring Fling on Thursday, April 10 and Friday, April 11, 2008, can combine fun and philanthropy.  A donation of canned food and a jar of peanut butter will reduce their Spring Fling wrist band purchase by $5.   

“The partnership between Spring Fling and the Community Food Bank has been a great success for both organizations in the past,” said Alex Manuel, Spring Fling Executive Director. “We hope to have even greater success for this year’s event and increase donations from the $5 discount on wristbands.”

For further information, contact Alex Manuel at 621-5610.