The “Hifalutin Red Hatters” & “Red Hot Flashes” Gaslight Theatre Performance to Benefit the Community Food Bank

Members of the “HiFlalutin Red Hatters” and the “Red Hot Flashes” will present Bill Carnegie, President/CEO of the Community Food Bank with a check for over $1,400 that represents the net proceeds from their sold out performance at the Gaslight Theatre on Sunday, January 10, 2010.  The performance begins at 3:00 PM and is entitled “The Cisco Kid.”

Although the performance is sold out, the “HiFlalutin Red Hatters” and Red Hot Flashes” invite the public to drop off donations of non-perishable food items before the production at 3:00 PM.  A Community Food Bank truck will be in the parking lot of the Gaslight Theatre, prior to the production, to receive donations.

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



Community Food Bank Receives Support from GLHN Employees

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Tucson, Arizona (December 22, 2009)— The Community Food Bank has once again been chosen by the employee-owners  at GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc. as the recipient of a significant holiday gift.  A check in the amount of $6040 was presented to Food Bank CEO Bill Carnegie on December 22, just in time to help more local families celebrate the holidays.

Although the Food Bank welcomes gifts of canned or packaged goods, Carnegie says the agency is especially appreciative of cash gifts because each donor dollar can be used to distribute $9.00 worth of food.  The Community Food Bank has been awarded a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, which tracks fiscal management among U.S. charitable organizations, because 97 cents of every dollar donated to the Community Food Bank goes for food and related programs.

GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc. is an employee-owned, multidiscipline firm located at 2939 East Broadway Boulevard in Tucson.  Established in 1963 with one architect and one engineer, the firm now has over 70 professionals and support staff.  GLHN is nationally known for its innovative approach to utility master planning and infrastructure distribution, phased renovation projects; educational, medical and laboratory facilities; and full systems commissioning.  Visit GLHN on the Web at www.glhn.com.



The Silhouettes Oldies But Goodies Dance Group presented a check for $500 to Jack Parris of the Community Food Bank

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The Silhouettes Oldies But Goodies Dance Group presented a check for $500 to Jack Parris of the Community Food Bank on November 23, 2009.  The money was raised at a Silhouettes dance held on November 8th at the El Casino Ballroom.

Pictures from left to right

Top row are Freddie Santa Cruz, Jack Parris and Richard Gullen.

Bottom row are Sam Lopez and Olga Gullen.



Casas Adobes Optimist Club Presents Check for $250

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Pauline Hechler accepts the check from Sherry Jordan of the Casas Adobes Optimist Club.



Tucson Area Baskin-Robbins to Partner with Community Food Bank

Five Tucson area Baskin-Robbins ice cream shops will be drop-off points for food donations and offer customer discounts to benefit the Community Food Bank during this holiday season.

These five Baskin-Robbins locations will be drop-off points for food donations from December 11th through December 31st.

Speedway Boulevard at Tucson Boulevard
Broadway at Camino Seco
Wrightstown at Pantano
S. Houghton Road at Rita Ranch
N. La Cholla Boulevard at Foothills Mall

As an incentive, Baskin-Robbins will offer a 20% discount on a customer’s total ice cream purchase when they donate non-perishable food items to the collection boxes. The 20% discount may not be combined with any other coupons or promotions.  Tuesday nights from 5 to 10 PM is “$1 Scoop Night.” On “$1 Scoop Night” customers will receive a 20% off raincheck for their next visit.

Baskin-Robbins is pleased to help during these difficult economic times by collecting food for the less fortunate in our community.

For more information, contact Thelma Ward at (520) 576-8181

Five Tucson area Baskin-Robbins ice cream shops will be drop-off points for food donations and offer customer discounts to benefit the Community Food Bank during this holiday season.

These five Baskin-Robbins locations will be drop-off points for food donations from December 11th through December 31st.

Speedway Boulevard at Tucson Boulevard

Broadway at Camino Seco

Wrightstown at Pantano

S. Houghton Road at Rita Ranch

N. La Cholla Boulevard at Foothills Mall

As an incentive, Baskin-Robbins will offer a 20% discount on a customer’s total ice cream purchase when they donate non-perishable food items to the collection boxes. The 20% discount may not be combined with any other coupons or promotions. Tuesday nights from 5 to 10 PM is “$1 Scoop Night.” On “$1 Scoop Night” customers will receive a 20% off raincheck for their next visit.

Baskin-Robbins is pleased to help during these difficult economic times by collecting food for the less fortunate in our community.

For more information, contact Thelma Ward at (520) 576-8181



Youth Farm Program Starting for the New Year! Applications Accepted Now.

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Contact people:
Debbie Weingarten: Marana Heritage Farm Youth Education Coordinator
Shanti Sellz: Marana Heritage Farm Youth Garden Coordinator
Phone: (520) 873-7401

The 10 acre Marana Heritage Farm includes a 1/3 acre Youth Farm. This space houses the Youth Farm Project, a program where young people are given the opportunity to develop a relationship with the food they eat and to consider how what they eat affects their health, community, and the planet. The Youth Farm Project hires Apprentices and Crew Leaders ages 15-20 and Interns ages 17-24 to work at the Marana Heritage Farm, learn techniques in sustainable agriculture, begin to explore their role in our current food system, and to help grow food for our community. The Youth Farm Project also hosts school groups, youth groups, families, and individuals, who want to learn and participate in farm activities. We offer volunteer days, Farm to Table focused curriculum based on state standards, and farm tours. Volunteer activities may include planting, watering, harvesting, weeding, poultry care, greenhouse production, structure maintenance, and natural building.

For more information and applications:

Youth Apprentice Fact Sheet and Application

Crew Leader Fact Sheet and Application

Farm Intern Fact Sheet and Application



Royal Jaguar Offers A Free Way to Support Food Bank Fund Raiser

Royal Jaguar (located at the Tucson Automall) just announced that it will be donating $50 to the Tucson Community Food Bank FOR EVERY JAGUAR THAT IS TEST DRIVEN BETWEEN NOW AND DECEMBER 31st, 2009. “This is a great way for Tucsonans to support a worthy cause in a fun way and at no out-of-pocket expense to them.” says Jaguar General Manager, Neal Weitman.

community-food-bank Thanks to the Tucson community and its customer base, Royal Jaguar has been named one of the top Jaguar dealerships in the country and was recently awarded the prestigious Pride of Jaguar Award. Jaguar has a network of 174 dealers across the U.S and out of this “The Pride of Jaguar award is given to a select group of dealers who set the standard for customer satisfaction, sales performance and overall business excellence. This group of dealers plays a key role in helping Jaguar lead the industry in customer satisfaction and quality,” says Richard Beattie, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales of Jaguar North America.

“Our customers told Jaguar that we delivered an outstanding experience in sales andservice. For that, we want to thank Tucson by giving back to those who are the most vulnerable this holiday season” Weitman continues.

Despite the financial hardships that many people encountered in 2009, Royal Jaguar wants to let prospective customers know that owning a Jaguar isn’t as expensive as one may think. “Most people are pleasantly surprised when we review ownership costs with them” Jaguar Manager George Crow states; “Our most popular lease is for our Jaguar XF 4.2L model that starts as low as $599/mo*. Combine this with the numerous awards and accolades that Jaguar has received for design, dependability and customer satisfaction and it is easy to see why the Jaguar brand is becoming so popular today.”

In the season of giving, we invite any licensed and insured driver to come down to take a test drive.
Test Drive between 12/1 and 12/30 and we will donate $50 to the community food bank



Miracle on Congress Street

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The Tucson Community Food Bank and local businessman Mr. An are teaming up this holiday season to ask Tucson residents to open their hearts and give to a special holiday food drive during the week of December 14. With a demand for the Food Bank’s service at a level not seen since the Great Depression, the need is urgent.

Mr. An will be standing on the corner of 5th Avenue and Congress Street, greeting passersby and accepting donations of canned vegetables, canned soups, cereal, peanut butter, canned fruit, canned tomato products, meal mixes, such as Hamburger Helper or Rice-A-Roni, and
condiments. He will be at the corner from December 14th – 18th (7am – 6pm), and on December 19th (7am – 2pm). On one of the days, Mr. An will be joined by “#1 son Gonzo” – Luis Gonzalez of Arizona Diamondbacks fame.

Says Mr. An, “Tucson is my hometown – it has been very good to me and I want to do something to help Tucson out.” Developer Scott Stiteler has donated building space to store donations at that corner for the duration of the food drive.

There are three ways to donate:
drop off food with Mr. An at the corner of 5th and Congress,
drop off food at Casino Del Sol Casinos,
or donate online here.

Casino Del Sol is a proud sponsor of the 2009 Miracle on Congress Food Drive.

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 For more information, contact the Tucson Community Food Bank at 520-622-0525.



Stuff the Van at la Cucaracha de Tubac to Benefit Amado Community Food Bank

Time to stuff the van at La Cucaracha de Tubac!!!!

What: Stuff the van event with food and toy donations to benefit the Amado Community Food Bank.  The most needed items are cereal, peanut butter, canned soup, canned vegetables, beans, rice, cereal canned fruit and all other non-perishable foot items.

When: Friday, December 18 and Saturday, December 19, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day.

Where: The van will be parked at La Cucaracha de Tubac at 4 Plaza Road in Tubac, Arizona.

The Amado Community Food Bank serves clients in the Amado, Tubac, Arivaca, Elephant Head, Tumacacori, Rio Rico and Lakewood areas.  The community’s  help is needed now more than ever during these difficult economic times,

For more information about the stuff the van event, contact Mr. Angel Fernandez at (520) 398-3165.

Time to stuff the van at La Cucaracha de Tubac!!!!

What: Stuff the van event with food and toy donations to benefit the Amado Community Food Bank. The most needed items are cereal, peanut butter, canned soup, canned vegetables, beans, rice, cereal canned fruit and all other non-perishable foot items.

When: Friday, December 18 and Saturday, December 19, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day.


Where:
The van will be parked at La Cucaracha de Tubac at 4 Plaza Road in Tubac, Arizona.

The Amado Community Food Bank serves clients in the Amado, Tubac, Arivaca, Elephant Head, Tumacacori, Rio Rico and Lakewood areas. The community’s help is needed now more than ever during these difficult economic times,

For more information about the stuff the van event, contact Mr. Angel Fernandez at (520) 398-3165.



Antigone Books Presents the Community Food Bank with $8004.53

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From left to right Kate Randall and Trudy Mills from Antigone Books present Michael Dorer, Chair of the Community Food Bank Board of Directors with checks totaling $8004.53.

The proceeds were from the Antigone Books Presents: Barbara Kingsolver.  The fund raising event took place on Friday, November 13, 2009 and featured Barbara Kingsolver reading from her new book, The Lucana.