University of Arizona’s 2009 Spring Fling to Again Benefit Community Food Bank

The University of Arizona’s 2009 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 2 through April 5, 2009.

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 and the Emergency Food Box program.

Attendees at this year’s Spring Fling on Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3, 2009, can combine fun and philanthropy.  A donation of 3 non-perishable items will reduce their Spring Fling wristband purchase by $5.

“This will be the third year for the partnership between Spring Fling and the Community Food Bank and it continues to be a great success,” said James Dickhoner, Spring Fling Executive Director. “We hope to have even a greater turnout for this year’s event and increase donations from the $5 discount on wristbands.”

For further information, contact Chase Sutton at 621-5610.