Fill The Truck Food Drives for Green Valley

  • Association of Realtors, Thursday, November 20, 9 am – 3 pm, Continental Mall in Green Valley
  • Arizona Family Restaurant, Saturday, November 22, 10 am – 3 pm, 80 W. Esperanza, Green Valley
  • Long Realty, Saturday, November 22, 10 am – 2 pm, Fry’s Marketplace, Sahuarita

The following local businesses have food donation boxes available throughout NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

  • Arizona Self Storage, 18240 S La Canada, Sahuarita
  • Arizona Family Restaurant, 80 W. Esperanza, Green Valley
  • Bank of America 410 W. Continental, Green Valley
  • Bank of the West, 180 W. Continental Road #170, Green Valley
  • Dave Polsky Auto Center, 171 W. Continental Road, Green Valley
  • Edward Jones Investments, 101-28 S. La Canada, Green Valley
  • Green Valley Cooling & Heating, 880 W. Camino Casa Verde, Green Valley
  • Jerry Bob’s Family Restaurant, 1325-195 W. Duval Mine Road, Sahuarita
  • Long Realty, Fry’s Marketplace, Sahuarita
  • Washington Federal, 303 W. Esperanza, Green Valley

Holiday food drives for the Marana Community Food Bank

Marana Physical Therapy
November 13th-December 22nd
4249 W Ina Road, Suite 125
For more information contact: Michele 520-297-5837

Olsson Associates at 3025 W. Ina Road is collecting food for the Marana Community Food Bank;
November 14th – November 24th.
You can drop off your non-perishable food items between 8:00a.m.and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information contact: Jen 520-498-6229.

FitCenter hosts Food Drive

FitCenter is pleased to sponsor a food drive for the Community Food Bank this November. You may make an actual donation with a bag of groceries or a virtual donation of $10 on line. If you wish to join the health club, FitCenter will waive your enrollment fee for membership, a savings of $75! FitCenter is a full-service health club specializing in fitness for people age 50 and beyond and boasts an indoor pool; sauna, steam, and jacuzzi; complete weight room facilities, and over 50 group exercise classes each week in two studios and the pool. Located at 5555 East 5th Street, at the NE corner of Craycroft and 5th Street, FitCenter is a central, convenient location for food donation drop-off as well as your exercise workout! Stop by to drop off your donation and receive a free one-week pass to exercise, or visit us at for information and a free guest pass.

Community Food Bank Announces New Officers and Board of Directors Member

Marco Liu (right), Program Administrator, DES Family Assistance has been elected chair of the Community Food Bank Board of Directors.  Joining him as Co-Vice Chairs are Michael Dorer, Human Resources Manager, Citi and Fran McNeely, Community Volunteer.

Rosalva Bullock, Lead Research Project Manager, Title 1 Family Centers will serve as secretary and Bill Young, owner of Horseshoe Management Company will serve as Treasurer.

Sam R. Levitz, President/CEO and Managing Partner of Sam Levitz Furniture has been elected to the Community Food Bank Board for a three year term.

“We at the Community Food Bank are excited about the diversity and dedication of the board members and, with the completion of our strategic plan, look forward to becoming a stronger resource for Southern Arizona,” said Bill Carnegie, President and CEO.

The new officers and board member were elected at the October 24, 2008 Annual Community Food Bank board meeting.

Other continuing board members are K.C. An, Bret Berry, Jennifer Casteix, Kyle Cooper, Barry Corey, Mark Fay, Diane Frisch, Jamie Gutierrez, Tom Hall, Monique Grigg Harley, Sarah Jezairian, Gregg Johnson, Jim Kolbe, Stephanie Porter, Stellisa Scott, Terri Valenzuela and James Watson.

For additional information, contact Jack Parris at (520) 622-0525 x 215 or at

Sheraton’s Dollars for Dreams Cookbook

Dollars for Dreams committee at the Sheraton.
From left to right:  Paul Vasquez, Housekeeping;
Ana Pivaral, Sales and Marketing, Laura Barnett,
Humane Resources, and Gary Jones, Accounting.

Each Sheraton employee is holding the Dollars for Dreams cookbook.  All proceeds from the sale of the cookbook for the 4th quarter of 2008 benefit the Community Food Bank.

The cookbooks sell for $7 each and contain approximately 60 recipes from the staff and associates at the Sheraton Tucson.

The books can be purchased at the Front Desk at the hotel at 5151 E. Grant Rd.

The Sheraton will also be working on a Christmas Tree raffle to benefit the Community Food Bank.  Each associate at the hotel will bring in an ornament, we will decorate an artificial tree with the ornaments, and then raffle off the tree, via the Sheraton’s corporate email database.

Sons of Orpheus Gala Holiday Concert and Food Drive

Sons of Orpheus, The Male Choir of Tucson along with the Students from the Arizona School for the Deaf and the Blind raise funds and gather food for the Community Food Bank each fall. The food drive culminates with a Gala Holiday Concert at the Berger Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, December 17th at 7:00 PM.

In this 11th Annual Concert the performers include students from the ASDB music department, the Sons of Orpheus and some surprise guests.
Admission to the concert is at least one non-perishable food item or, preferably, a monetary donation which you can make right now. If you choose to make an online donation please keep your receipt for concert admission.

If you would like tickets or information please contact Jim Hogan: or 237-3655.

Please keep in mind that every $1 donation enables the Food Bank to procure $9 worth of food.  Also check out the tax credit info on this web site.