Miracle on Congress Street


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.


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