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