UA4Food to Again Benefit the Food Bank’s Child Hunger/Nutrition Programs and the TEFAP Food Box Program

For the sixth consecutive year UA4Food brings together the efforts of University of Arizona students, faculty, staff and local merchants.  Proceeds from this year’s UA4Food Drive will benefit the Community Food Bank’s Child Hunger/Nutrition Programs and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).

The UA4Food Drive is a program of The University of Arizona Office of Community Relations and is supported by the Main Gate Square Merchants.  Detailed information is available at www.ua4food.arizona.edu.  Virtual donations can be made at the same Web site.

Various organizations on campus will conduct individual food drives throughout the school year.  Organizations and dates for the food drives follow….

UA4Food Faculty and Staff Drive – March 15– April 7, 2010 – During this time drop off locations for food and monetary contributions will be placed throughout the University of Arizona.  Check the UA4Food Web site on Friday, March 12th for a list of drop off locations and departmental ambassadors. Give easily and securely through the Community Food Bank’s virtual giving center at http://communityfoodbank.com/donate/ua4food/

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Contacts:  Holly Altman at 626-4671 or Jacob Coldsmith at 622-0525 x 260.

Staff Advisory Council “Stuff the CatTran” – Wednesday, April 7, 5:30 AM to 7 PM – At the Tran Passenger Drop Off Zone at Cherry & University.

Participate in the second annual “Stuff the CatTran” event organized by the Staff Advisory Council, Parking & Transportation Services and UA Community Relations.  Community members are encouraged to contribute non-perishable food items.  Cash contributions will be accepted.

Contact:  Joyce Childers at 621-7727 or Randy Livingston at 247-2213.

Spring Fling 2010 Food DriveApril 8 & 9, 2010, 4 – 11PM – Combine fun with philanthropy! Receive $5.00 off your Spring Fling wrist band purchase with a donation of four cans of food. .

Contact: Lexy Keffeler at 621-5610

Web site:  www.springfling.arizona.edu

Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) “Run for Your Life” 5K Run and Food Drive Celebration– Saturday, April 17, 2010, 7:00 AM – 12 Noon – SHAC presents the fourth annual “Run for Your Life” 5K fun run/walk on the UA Mall.  Partnering with the UA Office of Community Relations, the run will serve as a celebration for the UA4 Food campaign. Proceeds benefit the Community Food Bank and Heifer International, to help end hunger here at home and abroad.  A $15 pre-registration fee and $20 day of the run/walk fee will cover the cost of donations and includes a t-shirt, refreshments and a chance to win prizes and giveaways on the day of the event.

Contact: David Salasfsky at 621-8297

Web site: www.RFYL.arizona.edu

MORE EVENTS TO COME SOON….

For information on the UA4Food Drive, contact Holly Altman at the University of Arizona Office of Community Relations, 626-4671 or log on to www.ua4food.arizona.edu