3rd Annual FastPark & Relax Canned Food Drive

October 4-28
FastPark & Relax
6970 S Tucson Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85756

Travelers drop off your healthy non-perishable food items to help feed our hungry Tuscon neighbors at the offsite airport parking facility, FastPark & Relax.  Fast Park is matching $1 for every pound you donate!  Don’t forget and visit, http://fastparkandrelax.com/raleigh.aspx to print a coupon for the $4.96 (excluding tax) internet special!

“The food drive is a way for us to unite with our customers who are doing something very important for our community,” said Melanie Chavez who oversees construction and branding for Fast Park.  “We are inspired by the generosity of our customers and it’s a pleasure to match their donations with a cash contribution.  As a company we are always seeking ways to give back to the communities in which we are a part.”  To see photos from past years’ drives, please click here.



El Pueblo Farmers’ Market Grand Opening!

GRAND OPENING- Saturday, October 23, 9am-1pm

Located at El Pueblo Park on the SW corner of Irvington Rd and S. 6th Ave

Fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, honey, eggs, and more!

Enjoy music, activities for kids and cooking demos.

For more info:

Call Monica at

(520) 622-0525 x265
Made possible by funding from the Pima County Health Department via the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services



Actus Lend Lease Gives Back to Tucson Community

The Tucson Community Food Bank will be one of many worthy organizations given a helping hand when the Lend Lease Group holds their annual Community Day on Thursday, September 30, 2010.
Community Day encourages Lend Lease employees around the globe to give something back to the communities in which they live and work. Employees select a local charity to work with and agree on a project which will best benefit that organization. Past activities have included visiting senior citizens, working at homeless shelters, cleaning up the local environment, raising money for animal shelters, and spending the day with underprivileged children.
Community Day is dedicated to utilizing Lend Lease employees’ time, energy and skills to reach out to the community and show we care. However, the chosen organization is not the only one who benefits, employees benefit from this experience as well seeing that it helps to create a strong team spirit and overall very enjoyable day. Employees unanimously agree – Community Day is an immensely rewarding experience.
On September 30, Around 30 employees from the Lend Lease Group at Soaring Heights Communities will converge at the Food Bank Farm in Marana and the Food Bank Warehouse to pick vegetables, weed gardens, prepare vegetables for the market, pack boxes of food and snack bags for kids, as well as any other chores needed to help the Tucson Community Food Bank feed those in need.
Vicki Becker, team leader of the Food Bank Project, says “This project was chosen because we believe in their mission and we have been working diligently for a couple of years now to establish an ongoing relationship with the food bank. Our endeavours include an ongoing “Virtual Food Drive”, annual Community Day projects, collecting food and monetary donations at company events, recycling aluminium cans with proceeds given to the food bank, even recycling plastic bags by collecting and donating them to the food bank for their reuse.”
Soaring Heights at Davis-Monthan AFB is proud of the long term community partnership it has created with the local food bank. Community Day always brings out the best in employees and enables them to show their commitment to Southern Arizona, particularly to those who have been affected by current economic conditions. In Vicki’s words, “It is the very essence of what Community Day is all about!”
This is Lend Lease’s 15th consecutive Community Day. Since the initiative began in 1996, employees have volunteered over 450,000 hours.



CANSTRUCTION® to Benefit the Community Food Bank

Saturday, September 25th through Friday October 1st.

CANSTRUCTION®,  a charitable foundation of the Society for Design Administration promoting annual design/build competitions and exhibitions to benefit hunger relief organization, will be the kick-off event on September 25th that brings together Tucson architecture and engineering offices to design and build sculpture installations using only canned food.  The creative sculptures will be on display in the lobby of the Tucson Museum of Art during the week from September 25th through October 1st.  On Friday October 1st, honors will be awarded to the most creative CANSTRUCTION® in a ceremony organized in partnership with the First Fridays Group, after which the creations will be dismantled and all canned foods donated to the Community Food Bank.

For more information, call the AIA Southern Arizona office at (520) 323-2191 or log on to www.aiasouthernarizona.org.