Cops and Rodders; A Tucson Police Foundation Benefit Show

Saturday October 30, 2010

helping the Tucson Police Foundation support the Tucson Police Department

The car show is put on by the Tucson Police Foundation.  People are encouraged to bring food donations for the Community Food Bank.  October 30, 8AM-4PM @ Hi Corbett Field.

SPECTATOR ADMISSION IS FREE!
Great cars, fun Halloween activities, great prizes & fun!

FREE FOR KIDS: Pinewood Derby Race

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Tomb Town Tucson to benefit the Community Food Bank

Oct 31st only  5 to 10pm

8343 N Wanda Rd Tucson Az 85704

$1 donation per person

All proceeds to benefit the Tucson Community Food Bank

La Canada to East on Hardy and Right on Mahogany

For more information, photographs and directions please visit us on the web at: www.myspace.com/tombtowntucson



The E&J Gallo Winery – Taste of the NFL and local Southern Arizona restaurants are teaming up to benefit the Community Food Bank now through December 31, 2010.

The E&J Gallo Winery – Taste of the NFL and local Southern Arizona restaurants are teaming up to benefit the Community Food Bank now through December 31, 2010.

The Taste of the NFL is a non-profit organization whose goal is to address the needs of the hungry and homeless by raising money and heightening awareness through special programs. One in six Americans are struggling with the realty of hunger and food insecurity.

Currently, fifty-one restaurants in Southern Arizona are participating in the Taste of the NFL.  See restaurants below. When you go to one of these restaurants, order one of these E&J Gallo wines: William Hill, Louis M. Martini, Ecco Domani, Alamos, Mirassou or MacMurray and a portion of the proceeds from wine sales will be donated to the Community Food Bank to help feed hungry families.

This is the 14th consecutive year the E&J Gallo Winery will make a significant donation to the Taste of the NFL in the fight against hunger.

The Community Food Bank serves five counties in Southern Arizona including Pima, Santa Cruz, Cochise, Graham and Greenlee Counties and last year distributed over 27 million pounds of food.

For more information on the Taste of the NFL, contact Donna Summers at (520) 603-4004.

Taste of the NFL

Participating Restaurants

Anthony’s                                                                     Nana’s Kitchen

Arizona Inn                                                                   Nimbus Brewery

Bamboo Club                                                               North Italian

BJ’s Brewery-Broadway                                              Old Chicago

BJ’s Brewery-Oracle                                                    Old Pueblo Grille

Bob Dobbs                                                                  Oro Valley Country Club

Boston’s Gourmet Pizza                                                Outback-Sierra Vista

Canyon’s Crown Restaurant & Pub                              Pastiche Modern Eatery

Carrabba’s                                                                   PF Chang’s China Bistro

Caruso’s                                                                      Ric’s Café

Chili’s – All locations                                                    Ritz Carlton Golf Club

Claim Jumper                                                               Ritz Carlton Hotel

Coyote Jack’s – Nogales                                              Sakura Teppan

Doubletree Hotel                                                          Samurai Teppan-Nogales

Firebird’s Rocky Mountain Grill                                    San Carlos Grill

Gracies Station-Benson                                                Sheraton-Grant

Grill on the Green                                                         Sullivan’s Steakhouse

Hilton Garden Inn                                                         The Loop

Jimmy’s American Bistro                                              The Melting Pot

Mama Louisa’s                                                             Trident

Metropolitan Grill                                                         Tucson Country Club

Mr. An’s Teppan Steak and Seafood                            Tucson Hilton East

Tucson National Omni

Windemere Hotel-Sierra Vista



Kino Community Center’s Empty Bowl Luncheon to Benefit Community Food Bank

The Kino Sports Complex Community Center will again host this year’s Empty Bowl Luncheon on Thursday, November 4, 2010 to benefit the Community Food Bank. Attendees may drop by any time between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM at 2805 East Ajo Way.

Participants will receive a beautifully handcrafted ceramic bowl donated by members of the Southern Arizona Clay Artists.  Lunches are $10.00 each and include a variety of soups to sample, bread and a ceramic bowl of their choice to take home as a reminder of hunger in our community.  Also, this year’s silent auction will be bigger and better than ever.

All proceeds from the Empty Bowl Luncheon will be donated to the Community Food Bank..

For information on the Kino Sports Complex Community Center’s Empty Bowl Luncheon on November 4th, contact Mary Arvizu, Community Center Coordinator at (520) 434-1339 or mary.arvizu@pima.gov

Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a success!:

Kino Sports Complex Community Center
Silver Saddle Steakhouse
Los Portales
Rigo’s Restaurant
Omar’s Highway Chef
Jonathan’s Tucson Cork
Frankie’s Philly Cheesesteak
Pima College Desert Vista Campus CTD Culinary Arts
Tooley’s Café
Tohono Chul Tea Room
El Charro Café
Saffron Indian Bistro
Tovolino Italian Restaurant
Lotus Garden Restaurant
Ric’s Café
Hilton El Conquistador Resort
Pizza & Breadsticks Hungry Howie’s
Rolls – Eegee’s Bakery
Beverages – Pepsi Cola Company

Empty Bowls Luncheon, 10/4/2010, food donors

Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a success!

Silver Saddle Steakhouse http://thesilversaddlesteakhouse.com/

Los Portales http://www.losportalestucson.com/

Rigo’s Restaurant

Omar’s Highway Chef

Jonathan’s Tucson Cork http://www.jonathanscork.com/

Frankie’s Philly Cheesesteak http://frankiescheesesteaks.com/

Pima College Desert Vista Campus CTD Culinary Arts http://www.pima.edu/desertvista/

Tooley’s Café http://tooleyscafe.com/

Tohono Chul Tea Room http://www.tohonochulpark.org/tea2.html

El Charro Café http://elcharrocafe.com/

Saffron Indian Bistro http://www.tucsonindianrestaurant.com/

Tovolino Italian Restaurant http://www.tavolinoristorante.com/

Lotus Garden Restaurant http://lotusgarden.com/

Ric’s Café http://www.tucsonoriginals.com/directory/dir_ricscafe.shtml

Hilton El Conquistador Resort http://www.hiltonelconquistador.com/

Pizza & Breadsticks Hungry Howie’s http://azhungryhowies.com/

Rolls – Eegee’s Bakery

Beverages – Pepsi Cola Company



Tucson 2010 Crop Walk to Benefit World-Wide Anti-Hunger Programs

The 2010 Crop Walk is an event when neighbors walk together to take a stand against hunger in the world. Together, members of the community raise awareness and funds for international relief and development as well as locally for the Casa Maria Hospitality House and the Community Food Bank.  Almost 3,000 communities across the nation will walk to raise money in 2010-201l.

The Tucson 2010 Crop Walk is pleased to announce that this year’s walk will be “dog-friendly” and walkers are encouraged to bring their canine pets along for the event on Sunday, November 7th.  All canines must be on a leash and in compliance with Pima Animal Control Laws.

The Crop Walk will kick off at Ramada #5 in Reid Park at 2:00 PM.  When they return, the walkers may sample a Third-World Meal and the dogs will receive their treats as well.

Also this year, walkers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Community Food Bank.  Marked food drive containers will be available near Ramada #5.

Join the “dog-friendly” Tucson 2010 Crop Walk on Sunday, November 7th at 2:00 PM.  You may sign up for the walk through your local church, online at www.churchworldservice.org. or call Teddy Wintersteen at (520) 807-9797.



Amado Community Food Bank is Again Asking for Holiday Turkey Donations

Amado Community Food Bank will again this year accept donations of frozen turkeys from October 8 through December 31, 2010.  The turkeys will be used to help fill the holiday food boxes.  Without these donations, many families will not have any meat in their holiday food boxes.

The Amado Community Food Bank has set a goal of 600 eight to ten pound frozen turkeys to benefit clients in the Amado, Tubac, Arivaca, Elephant Head, Tumacacori, Rio Rico and Lakewood areas.

Donated turkeys may be dropped off at the Amado Community Food Bank at 28720 South Nogales Highway in Amado, Arizona.  Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  On Thursdays the office is open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  Call the office at (520) 398-2942 to arrange for the Amado Food Bank to pick up donations.

“We look to our communities once again this year to help provide turkeys for our families,” said Mildred Lopez Feliciano, Amado Community Food Bank Executive Director.

“Turkey donations are needed this year more than ever.”

For more information on frozen turkey donations to the Amado Community Food Bank, contact Mildred Lopez Feliciano at (520) 398-2942.



Marana Heritage Farm and Gease-Marana Library to Host Showing of “Dirt! The Movie”

The Marana Heritage Farm and the Geasa-Marana Library will host a showing of “Dirt! The Movie” on Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. The Geasa-Marana Library is located at 13370 N. Lon Adams Road, Marana, Arizona 85653.

“Dirt! The Movie” takes the viewer inside the wonders of soil.  It tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradations.  The Movie, narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that soil has.  It shares stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil.

Admission to “Dirt! The Movie” is free and everyone is welcome.  This showing is part of “Now Showing at Your Library” a programming collaboration between Pima County Public Library and Arizona Public Media

The Marana Heritage Farm is a unit of the Community Food Bank’s Community Food Resource Center.

For more information, contact Nancy Lindeman, Manager Geasa-Marana Branch Library at (520) 594-5259 or Maggie Whiteside, Marana Heritage Farm Coordinator at mwhiteside@communityfoodbank.org.



Community Food Bank Breaks Ground For $360,000 Solar Project

On Friday, August 20, 2010, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords joined the Community Food Bank to break ground for its new $360,000 Solar Project. Funding for the project came, thanks to the efforts of Congresswoman Giffords with a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through an Economic Development Initiative Funds (EDI).  The project also includes funding from Tucson Electric Power’s Up-Front Incentive Program.

Pictured left to right are Bill Carnegie, Community Food Bank President/CEO, Steve Lynn, Vice President Chief Customer Officer at Tucson Electric Power, Bob Walkup, Mayor of Tucson, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Michael Dorer, Community Food Bank Board Chair and Ramón Valadez, Pima County Board Chairman.



Fry’s Presents Community Food Bank With $50,000 Check on August 13, 2010

Vicki Sibley, Fry’s Operations Manager from the Tucson District office presented Bill Carnegie, President/CEO of the Community Food Bank with a check for $50,000 on Friday, August 13, 2010.  The $50,000 donation was from Fry’s “Bringing Hope to the Table” annual cause-marketing program partnership. Ms. Sibley was assisted by Terry Guinter, Fry’s Store #138 Manager.

In the photo from left to right is Terry Guinter, Fry’s Store #138 Manager, Bill Carnegie, Community Food Bank President/CEO and Vicki Sibley, Fry’s Operations Manager from the Tucson District Office.



Chess for Charity Again Benefits the Community Food Bank

For the third time, the “Chess for Charity” tournament was held to benefit the Community Food Bank. This time with a donation of $729.

Pictured are Vaishnav Aradhyula, Chess for Charity organizer presenting the check to Jack Parris, Community Food Bank Public Relations Manager