Help UA Beat Hunger and ASU

State Farm Insurance is launching the Territorial Cup Food Fight at the UA vs. ASU game on Thursday, December 2. There will be food collection bins at three entryways to the stadium. Between now and then thirty participating Main Gate Square merchants will have collection boxes in their restaurants and stores. On December 2 there will also be a box by the Tyndall garage and one in front of Gentle Bens. The most needed foods are canned meats, canned vegetables, peanut butter, cereal, rice, beans and pasta.

Let’s show ASU how UA rocks the house when it comes to helping hungry families in Southern Arizona!



Fox Theatre Foundation Alice’s Restaurant to benefit the Community Food Bank

A Thanksgiving Offering to Benefit the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Alice’s Restaurant

Saturday, November 27, 7:30 pm

USA, 1969, 111 min.
35 mm print
Directed by Arthur Penn
Starring Arlo Guthrie, Patricia Quinn, James Broderick

Every generation has a story to tell.

A cinematic adaptation of Arlo Guthrie’s famous classic song story, “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” based on a true, but comically exaggerated story, that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965.

Admission: Canned Goods or contribution to the Food Bank



Sons of Orpheus Gala Holiday Concert and Food Drive

Sons of Orpheus, The Male Choir of Tucson along with the Students from the Arizona School for the Deaf and the Blind raise funds and gather food for the Community Food Bank each fall. The food drive culminates with a Gala Holiday Concert at the Berger Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, December 15th at 7:00 PM.
In this 13th Annual Concert the performers include students from the ASDB music department, the Sons of Orpheus and some surprise guests.
Admission to the concert is at least one non-perishable food item or, preferably, a monetary donation which you can make right now. If you choose to make an online donation please keep your receipt for concert admission.

If you would like tickets or information please contact Jim Hogan: jim@hoganschool.com or 237-3655.

Please keep in mind that every $1 donation enables the Food Bank to procure $9 worth of food.  Also check out the tax credit info on this web site.



Jim Click Challenges Tucson to Support the Community Food Bank

Jim Click has challenged the Tucson community to donate to the Community Food Bank and will match all monetary donations up to $30,000 between now and Thanksgiving day.  To make a donation click below or call (520) 622-0525.

Our sincere “thank you” to Mr. Click for his continues support of the Community Food Bank.



Nogales Community Food Bank Grand Opening

The Nogales Community Food Bank will hold a grand opening for their new facility at 2636 Donna Avenue in Nogales, Arizona on Thursday, December 9, 2010.  The grand opening will begin at 11:00 AM and the community is invited.

The event will begin with music provided by the Nogales High School Apache Band. Yvette Gonzalez will sing the National Anthem followed by remarks by Food Bank representatives and local elected officials including Arturo Garino, newly elected Mayor of Nogales and 7th District Congressman Raul Grijalva.

The Nogales Community Food Bank will be housed in a new 10,000 square foot warehouse strategically located off Produce Row which allows for a more timely response to picking up donations from local produce brokers. These brokers have been generous supporters of the Nogales Community Food Bank.

“The new location will allow the Nogales Community Food Bank to accept more donations due to the larger storage space,” said Arthur Espinoza, Executive Director.  “Since the Food Bank is now serving over 2,500 clients per month, the additional space will help a great deal.”

Additionally, two new Food Bank vehicles will be dedicated during the grand opening.  The new Hybrid Electric/Diesel refrigerated truck housed in Nogales and the 53 foot refrigerated semi-trailer truck housed in Amado, Arizona will be on display.

The Nogales Community Food Bank is an affiliate of the Community Food Bank in Tucson.

For more information, contact Arthur Espinoza at (520) 281-2790.



Free weekend admission to UA Museum of Art with donation of two can of food

Help the Community Food Bank and feed your love for art!

Event dates:  Four Weekends–November 20th & 21st; 27th & 28th; December 4th & 5th ; and 11th & 12th – 12 – 4 pm  each day

One Free Museum admission for each two cans of food

Help the Community Food Bank and feed your love for art!

Support the Community Food Bank and enjoy these UAMA exhibitions during

ART 4 FOOD WEEKENDS:

More information about the exhibitions is available at the UAMA website: artmuseum.arizona.edu.

UA4Food is The University of Arizona’s charitable campaign to fight hunger in Pima County conducted in partnership with the Community Food Bank. UA4Food was created in 2004 to provide an umbrella for food drive activities at the UA.  UAMA is a proud participant in this campus-wide effort.

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The University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA) is on the edge of the UA campus near the southeast corner of Park and Speedway.  Park at the Park Avenue Parking Garage and walk under Speedway to the Fine Arts Complex.

UAMA website: artmuseum.arizona.edu

Phone: 621-7567

University of Arizona Museum of Art

1031 N Olive Rd.

Tucson, AZ   85721-0002

General Museum Admission:  Adults – $5;  children, students with ID, UAMA members are always free.

Hours:  Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm; Saturday – Sunday 12 – 4 pm



Join Cirque du Soleil Alegria in supporting the Community Food Bank in the 5 in to Win Food Drive

November 3-November 12

A minimum of 5 non-perishable food items delivered to La Encantada Concierge Office gets you a ballot entry for a chance to win tickets to Alegria.  Celebrate the spirit of the season by joining Cirque du Soleil Alegria by supporting Tucson Community Food Bank in the 5 in to Win Food Drive.  Five winners receive 2 tickets to opening night and 1 grand prize winner receives 2 VIP front row tickets and a prize pack.  Winners are announced on November 12th, 2011.



Put your boots on and come dance for the Community Food Bank with the Saguaro Strutters

Sat. Nov. 13th
with the Saguaro Strutters
11am to 12am
Watch these dancers perform & learn to line dance free with your donation of food for Tucson Community Food Bank
Presented by
Wells Fargo Bank
&
Tucson Green Art & Farmers Market
The Tucson Green Market is open 9am to 2pm for all food donations and shopping at the NW corner of Catalina Hwy & Tanque Verde
For more information call 982-2645



94.9 MIXfm is having Thanksgiving on the Mayflower

With the holiday season fast approaching, the Tucson Community Food Bank is entering its busiest time of year, a time when the food bank struggles to make sure every person in need receives a meal. 94.9 MIXfm and community partners Tucson Electric Power, Rosemont Copper, Sunflower Markets and Meridian Mayflower Moving Systems want to help.

The community partners will be collecting canned items by having “Thanksgiving on the Mayflower,” a community-giving opportunity to fill an entire Mayflower moving truck with non-perishable items to restock the Tucson Community Food Bank.

“We are asking our listeners to come out to the Sunflower Market store on 1st and Limberlost and drop off nonperishable food items like canned meats, soups, yams, pie fillings, and vegetables. We are also looking for stuffing mix and peanut butter. All people need to do is drive up with their donations. There’s no need to even get out of the car — we will do all of the work,” said Bobby Rich, host of the Bobby Rich Morning MIX.

“The Tucson Community Food Bank can distribute nine dollars in food for every one dollar donated,” said Darla Thomas, operations manager of Journal Broadcast Group – Tucson Radio Operations. “On final tally from our drive last year, our community raised more than $60,000 and collected more than 9,000 pounds of food for the Tucson Community Food Bank. We hope to raise even more this year.”

WHO: 94.9 MIXfm, Tucson Electric Power, Rosemont Copper, Sunflower Markets and Meridian Mayflower Moving Systems
WHAT:  “Thanksgiving on the Mayflower” Donation Drive
WHEN: Thursday, November 18th, 5 a.m. – 7 p.m.
WHERE:
Sunflower Market on 1st and Limberlost
WHY: To replenish the Tucson Community Food Bank