Busby, Bell & Biggs, P.C. Host Virtual Food Drive

The attorneys and staff at Busby, Bell & Biggs, P.C., a Tucson based law firm that limits its law practice to personal injury and wrongful death cases, see so much suffering that we eagerly lend our support to the Tucson Community Food Bank to help relieve suffering caused by hunger. Because the Tucson Community Food Bank is able to distribute approximately $9.00 worth of food items for every $1.00 contributed, it makes sense to make a monetary donation. Please join us in making a contribution.



Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month

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1

Print this calendar and put it on your fridge.

2

Send a link of this calendar to friends and encourage them to join you!

3

Join a volunteer tour of the food bank at 11 am. Email volunteer @community foodbank.org by 09/02 to sign up.

4

“Like” us on Facebook and encourage your friends to as well.

5

Bring your food donations to one of the many drop off sites we have around town.

6

Host a Dinner Party, and ask your guests to bring donations for the Community Food Bank.

7

Visit the Community Food Bank Farmers’ Market Tuesdays year-round from 8 am-12 noon.

8

Join our Email list and you could win a $100 gift certificate at An Oracle or Great Wall of China restaurants.

9

1 Day on a Food Stamp Budget. Try to spend only $7 on food for a day (the average SNAP, or food stamp allotment). What is it like?

10

Attend a garden workshop-“Soil and Compost”
To sign up email lherrera @communityfood bank.org by 09/08.

11

Visit select restaurants at Macy’s stores, and donate a dollar to Feeding America at checkout.

12

Honor your grandparents for Grandparents Day! Donate a Brick with their names.

13

Bring a bag lunch and donate your lunch money to the food bank.

14

Sign up to help collect food at the Sysco Trade Show 4-6pm at TCC
Email volunteer@ communityfood bank.org

15

Purchase your tickets now for the Community Food Bank Mardi Gras in January of 2011!

16

Attend the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

4- 7 pm.
NE Corner of Speedway and Riverview

17

Attend a Gardening workshop today at 9:00 am. “Planting a Healthy Garden”
To sign up email lherrera @communityfood bank.org by 09/08.

18

Skip Your Morning Latte.
Donate the savings to the Community Food Bank – For each $1 donated, we can distribute almost $9 of food!

19

Come help out for volunteer day at the Marana Farm.

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Just $39 sponsors a child for two weeks of after-school and weekend programs. Donate now!

21

Share Your Voice
Each slice sold of
The Cheesecake Factory’s NEW Reese’s© Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake
donates $0.25 to Feeding America!

22

Set an empty place at the dinner table and remember 1 in 6 people are hungry.

23

Greek Festival
Food Drive on the 23rd and 26th @ St. Demetrius Greek Orth. Church, 1145 E Ft Lowell Rd.  Sept.  23rd from 5-9PM, and the 26th from Noon-5:30PM.

24

Take a food bank tour with the CEO, Bill Carnegie! Tour at 10 a.m.

Sign up by calling (520) 622-0525 ext. 235 by 09/22.

25

Bring food to donate and attend a Yoga Festival or Golf Tournament today!

Online under “Press and Events”

26

Kraft Coupons.
Look for valuable Kraft Foods coupons supporting Feeding America in today’s paper.

27

Make a smaller donation that will be automatically deducted once a month.

28

Join a volunteer tour of the food bank at 1:00 pm.
Email volunteer@ communityfood bank.org by 09/27 to sign up.

29

Donate $33 to the Community Food Bank and provide a holiday meal for a family

30

Oktoberfest:
6PM-10PM – donate 3 cans of food to get in free to Oktoberfest at Hi Corbett Field.



Greek Festival

Food Drive on the 23rd and 26th @ St. Demetrius Greek Orth. Church, 1145 E Ft Lowell Rd.  Bring a non-perishable food donation for the Community Food Bank and receive a voucher for $1 off food at the Greek Festival.  Times are the 23rd from 5-9PM, and the 26th from Noon-5:30PM.



Weight Watchers Food Drive with Half Priced Membership

Weight Watchers: Food Drive from Sept. 5-October 23.  Drop off non-perishable items on Fridays from 9AM-5PM or at regular meeting times accessible at www.WeightWatchers.com/Arizona at 4631 E Speedway Blvd.  For the month of September you can join Weight Watchers for half price.



Orthopros hosts Food Drive

Orthopros: Food Drive starting Sept. 17th.  Drop off at any of 3 locations during the hours listed.

  • 150 N Pantano Rd, Suite 100, M-F 8AM-5PM
  • 1751 W Orange Grove Rd, Suite 111, M-Th 8AM-5PM, F 8AM-Noon
  • 225 E Valencia Rd, Suite 150, M-Th 8AM-5PM, F 8AM-Noon


Oktoberfest- donate 3 cans of food to get in free to Oktoberfest at Hi Corbett Field

The Tucson Oktoberfest is a four day, festival style, family fun event. In its 8th year, the 2010 Tucson Oktoberfest features 100 Arts and Crafts Booths and a Childrens’ Play area! Come and dance the day and night away!

On 10/1 from 12pm- 5pm and again on 9/30 6pm- 10pm – donate 3 cans of food to get in free to Oktoberfest at Hi Corbett Field.

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Mardi Gras 2011


Presents

Mardi Gras 2011

January 29, 2011

Join King & Queen of Carnivale Bobby and Debbie Rich at
The Manning House!

450 W. Paseo Redondo

From 7 to 11 p.m.

Tickets $100 per person

purchase tickets

featuring:

New Orleans-style food, with red velvet cupcakes donated by Maribelle Cakery

Arthur Migliazza and his band

Zo Carroll and The Soul Breakers

David Fitzsimmons

Flam Chen

Batucaxe

Tarot readers

View Underwriting Opportunities

Many thanks to our Carnivale sponsors:

Jackson Square Sponsors:

Krewe Sponsors:


and Revelers:

Diane Frisch

Doug Taren

Andres Valenzuela



Charity Navigator Names Community Food Bank One of Nation’s “Top 10 Slam Dunk Charities”

Charity Navigator, the national independent charity evaluator, has named the Community Food Bank one of the nation’s “Top 10 Slam Dunk Charities.”

The Community Food Bank joins a list of top 10 charities that are not only tops in terms of fiscal health, but also for respecting the rights of donors.  Charity Navigator has awarded each of these 10 charities a 4-star rating both for organizational efficiency and organizational capacity.  Besides outperforming its peers in terms of financial management, each of these charities also has a donor privacy policy in place.  Charity Navigator recognizes that these 10 charities are committed to fiscal responsibility and to protecting the personal information of contributors.

For a list of the “Top 10 Slam Dunk Charities” log onto www.charitynavigator.org.

To View the Community Food Bank’s profile on Charity Navigator http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=5381

The Community Food Bank organization includes the main location in Tucson, the Ajo Community Food Bank in Ajo, Arizona, the Amado Community Food Bank in Amado, Arizona,

the Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank in Green Valley, Arizona, the Marana Community Food Bank in Marana, Arizona and the Nogales Community Food Bank in Nogales, Arizona.

“We are honored to have been selected by Charity Navigator as a “Top 10 Slam Dunk” nonprofit,” said Bill Carnegie, Community Food Bank President/CEO.  “Being number 7 out of 5,500 charities makes me very proud of the work we do,” he added.

Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropy marketplace by evaluating the financial health of over 5,500 of America’s largest charities.

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



Public Invited to Tour Organic Farms and Gardens of the Santa Cruz Valley Unique Open House Event Seeks to Educate & Inspire Gardeners & Local Food Enthusiasts

On Sunday September 12 from 9am to 6pm, seven organic farms and gardens in
the Santa Cruz Valley will open their fields to the public for free farm tours. The tours seek to
educate people about the benefits of locally grown foods and inspire people to grow some of
their own. At each of the farms and gardens, the public will be able to see what various seasonal
crops are growing, such as tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers.
A farm tour map is available online at http://www.somoslasemilla.org. The tours are self-guided,
making them convenient for everyone from families with children to senior citizens. People may
select their own route and visit as many farms as they choose.
“We want to inspire people to grow their own produce. Growing is tricky in the desert but it can
be accomplished with some useful tips” says John Rueb of Forever Yong Farm. He and other
farmers will share their expertise on topics such as greenhouses, water conserving irrigation
methods and soil building through demonstration activities at each farm. Seasonal produce like
garlic braids and watermelons will be available for purchase.
The participating farms are diverse and include: Avalon Gardens in Tumacácori, Agua Linda
Farm in Amado, Forever Yong Farm in Amado, Arivaca Community Garden in Arivaca,
University of Arizona Extension Service Vegetable Garden in Green Valley, Continental
Elementary School Garden, and Green Valley Pecan Co. in Sahuarita.
The farm tour is sponsored by a network of farmers, educators, health clinics and advocates
called Somos La Semilla “We are the Seed” in collaboration with Baja Arizona Sustainable
Agriculture, the Community Food Bank, Mariposa Community Health Center and Santa Cruz
Valley Heritage Alliance.
For more information about the Santa Cruz Valley Organic Farm and Garden Tour visit
www.somoslasemilla.org or www.santacruzheritage.org/farmtour or call Kelly Watters at (520)
904-8102.



Community Food Bank Receives an Almost 11,000 Pound Cereal Donation from Kellogg/Fry’s Partnership

The Community Food Bank has announced that it is the recipient of an almost 11,000 pound (1,089 cases) donation of cereal from a Kellogg/Fry’s partnership.  The donation comes as a result of the “Bringing Hope to the Table” campaign and will help feed hungry families in Southern Arizona.

One million dollars worth of food has been shipped to approximately 80 affiliates of Feeding America.  Another three million dollars will be available to Feeding America member food banks through a grant process. The Community Food Bank received a $40,000 grant in 2007/2008 and a $60,000 grant in 2008/2009 from the “Bringing Hope to the Table” campaign. Since its inception, the program has directed $20 million in funds and food to local food banks serving communities across the country.

“This donation provides thousands of boxes of Kellogg’s cereal to families in need here in Southern Arizona,” said Bill Carnegie, the Food Bank’s President/CEO.  “Thousands of local people are out of work and this donation could not have arrived at a better time.  Year round Fry’s has been an active partner in supporting our local food bank.”

Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity.  Its mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of more than 200 member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

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