Free Chicken Sandwich with Canned Food Donation at Chick-fil-A at El Con Mall

Help the Community Food Bank fill its shelves during the lean summer months.  Pick up a FREE original or spicy chicken sandwich on July 30 the from 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM with a donation of one or more cans of food at the Chick-fil-A at El Con Mall, 3605 E. Broadway. Thank you for supporting Tucson’s families.  For more information contact Diane Kephart at (520) 321-4232

Southern Arizona Salsa/Tequila Challenge to Benefit Community Food Bank

Saturday, August 27

Salsa Challenge View Flyer
La Encantada Shopping Center

NW Corner of Skyline and Campbell Ave – Center Courtyard

Live Mariachi Music ● Art ● Salsa Dancing ● Food
Mexican Beer ● Children’s Activities

The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Food Bank will kick-off the fiesta on Saturday, August 27 with the Southern Arizona SALSA Challenge – an Amateur Competition and Professional Chef and Restaurant Competition. Whether you are a Red, Green, Hot, Mild or Fruity Salsa fanatic, all flavors of amateur, home-made salsa are eligible for entry into the Southern Arizona 2011 Salsa Challenge!


Tequila Challenge
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La Encantada Shopping Center
NW Corner of Skyline and Campbell Ave.

Flamenca Dancing ● Fusion Latin Music ● Gourmet Food & Tequila Pairings ● Tequila Tasting

The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance presents the 2011 Southern Arizona Tequila Challenge, featuring area celebrity chef’s presenting their unique version of tequila based drinks – NO MARGARITA’S – We are pushing the chef’s to their creative capacity to come up with the most unique and creative tequila based cocktail, and YOU get to taste them and vote for your favorite.

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Whataburger Presents Community Food Bank with $500

On June 9, 2011, at the Grand Opening of the new Whataburger location at 5402 E Speedway Boulevard, representatives from the company presented The Community Food Bank with a check for $500.  Pictured from left to right are Pauline Hechler, Community Food Bank Chief Development Officer, Holly Betzer, Whataburger Field Marketing Coordinator, Jenny Colon, Whataburger Regional Marketing Manager and Karla Rocha, General Manager of the new Whataburger on Speedway.

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona PSA

Earth Walk 2011 to Benefit the Community Food Bank

“Ignite Your Passions. Transform the World.”

A Physical Represent ation of Integrative Planetary Wellness

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Walk your walk in contribution to Integrated Planetary Wellness!  Earth Walk 2011 brings the ancient labyrinth practice of self-discovery and community connection to modern times, in a baseball field!  ”Soul walk”, dance and sing your unique expression through the Earth Labyrinth for a cause, an organization, a personal reason, or simply to be part of a community of like-minded individuals.  Earth Walk 2011 is an opportunity to experience a taste of how it feels, sounds, and looks to create Integrated Planetary Wellness as a community of the world – exploring the connection between various causes and a larger purpose, opening the space to possibility.  Participation is in the THOUSANDS, with satellite events in Tucson, AZ, and across the globe!

Percentages of pledges raised by Walkers (15%) go to support causes of your choice!  There are 4 pre-selected organizations that represent personal, social, environmental, and integral wellness to choose from.  ALSO, groups of 10 or more people have the opportunity to designate additional funds (15%) to their non-profit organization of their choice (upon approval).  Another 10% goes to our Fiscal Sponsor, Harmony & Health Foundation (half of which goes to our partner producing organization, Common Ground Tucson).  The rest of the pledges go to support the global movement for Integrative Planetary Wellness. If you are from Tucson,  READ MORE about the 4 categories and the Pre-Selected Tucson Organizations/Projects before you make your choice of which to support when you register.


• Walk/dance through an Earth Labyrinth in a baseball stadium •
• Featuring an internationally renowned sound healer & local musicians •
• Exhibitors for Personal, Social, and Environmental Wellness •
• Dress in a costume / t-shirt that reflects your cause •
• Raffle prizes that benefit health and wellness •
• Organic Food and Beverages •
• Kids Planetary Art Corner •
• LIVE online video streaming •
• VIP Party for Top Sponsors & Walkers •


6:00am:  Community Meditation for Peace & Integrative Planetary Wellness
6:45am:  Community-Led Construction of the Earth Labyrinth
12:00pm:  Community Yoga
5:00pm:  Registration & Pre-Event Activities
6:00pm:  Opening Ceremonies
6:30pm:  Labyrinth Walk
8:30pm:  Closing Ceremonies
9:00pm:  VIP Party

Buffalo Exchange’s Tokens For Bags® Program to Support Food Bank

Community Food Bank has been chosen as a recipient in Buffalo Exchange’s Tokens For Bags® program. Buffalo Exchange donates to local nonprofit agencies in the community through its Tokens for Bags® program, which has generated nearly $399,000 for hundreds of nonprofits since 1994, saving 8 million bags. Shoppers are encouraged to accept a token instead of a bag for purchases, and Buffalo Exchange donates five cents to one of three featured charities of the customers’ choosing.

The Community Food Bank will be featured from July-December 2011 at the 6170 E Speedway location.

Summer Food Service Program for Children

The Community Food Bank, Inc. announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Free Meals will be made available to all children; ages 1 to 18 years old, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

Listed below are the locations, dates, days and times meals will be provided:

Ajo Sites

Ajo Unified School District Cafeteria
111 N. Well Road
Ajo, AZ 85321
Day’s meals will be provided: Monday – Friday
Breakfast: 7:30AM – 8:30AM
Dates of meal service: June 13-June 29, 2011
Lunch: 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Dates of meal service: June 13-July 29, 2011

Gibson Park
N. Sartillion Avenue & W. Childs Street
Ajo, AZ 85321
Dates of meal service: June 13-July 29, 2011
Day’s meals will be provided: Monday – Friday
Lunch: 11:00AM – 11:30AM

Bud Walker Park
290 5th Street
Ajo, AZ 85321
Dates of meal service: June 13-July 29, 2011
Day’s meals will be provided: Monday – Friday
Community Center Parking Lot – Lunch: 11:45AM – 12:15PM
Pool / Skate Park Parking Lot – Lunch: 12:30PM – 1:00PM

Ajo Plaza
Lomita & HWY 85
Ajo, AZ 85321
Dates of meal service: June 13-July 29, 2011
Day’s meals will be provided: Monday – Friday
Lunch: 1:15PM – 1:45PM

Tohono O’odham Nation Sites

Pisinemo Recreation Center
Dates of meal service: June 13 – July 29, 2011
Day’s meals will be provided: Monday – Friday
Lunch 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Hickiwan Recreation Center
Dates of meal service: June 13 – July 29, 2011
Day’s meals will be provided: Monday – Friday
Lunch 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Al Jek Recreation Center
Dates of meal service: June 13 – July 29, 2011
Day’s meals will be provided: Monday – Friday
Lunch 12:00PM – 1:00PM

For further information, contact Debra Leffler, Child Nutrition Programs Manager, at (520) 882-3285  or

To file a complaint of discrimination, write or call immediately to:

Director, Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
(800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY)
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Bank of America Food Drive

The 26 Bank of America Centers in the Tucson area and the Community Food Bank will team up for a food drive during the month of June 2011 to help feed hungry families in our communities.  During the summer months the Food Bank’s donations drop off dramatically, so this food drive could not have come at a better time.

Plainly marked Community Food Bank Food Drive boxes will be located in the Bank of America Center lobbies and bank customers as well as non-customers are encouraged to drop off food donations during June.

Most needed non-perishable food items are canned meats, canned vegetables, canned soups, cereal, peanut butter, canned fruit and canned tomato products.

Bank of America Centers in the Tucson area are located at…

595 E. Wetmore Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705                      1801 W. Ajo Way Tucson, AZ 85713

5610 N. Swan Rd., Tucson, AZ 85718                        8690 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85710

2091 E. Irvington Rd., Tucson, AZ 85714       2885 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

6401 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85718   7130 N Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85704

9015 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, AZ 85749           8240 N. Cortaro Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743

5350 E. Comanche St., Tucson, AZ 85707      3480 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716

5502 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ 85712                        410 W. Continental Rd., Green Valley 85614

2080 W. Ina Rd., Tucson, AZ 85704               3850 W. Linda Vista, Tucson, AZ 85742

1601 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85746      902 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705

4201 N Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85705                       10775 N. Oracle Rd., Oro Valley, AZ 85737

12132 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley,  8150 S. Houghton Rd., Tucson, AZ 85747

AZ 85737

18670 S. Nogales Hwy., Sahuarita, AZ 85629             7077 E Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, AZ 85715

33 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701              6245 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85711


Join the Bank of America and donate to the Community Food Bank during the “June Food Drive.”

For more information, contact Jack Parris at (520) 882-3287.

Cast Your Vote in America’s Favorite Farmers Market Contest

Please vote for the Santa Cruz River Market in this national contest hosted by the American Farmland Trust:

“Farmers markets play a key role in our communities by providing a way for consumers to invest in their local economy while enjoying food fresh from nearby farms!  Vote now for your local farmers markets to become one of America’s Favorite Farmers Markets!

Winning markets will be featured on the award-winning foodsite and will receive a prize package of promotional tools from our sponsors and partners. But this competition is about more than just being number one— it’s about supporting our farms and farmers markets. Although you can only vote one time for one market, you can vote for all the farmers markets that you want to support. Vote for your favorites!
We want to make sure that farmers markets continue to grow and find new customers at their booths every week! Ask your community to stand up and support their local farmers and farmers markets. After you vote, be sure to tell your friends about the contest!”

Marana Heritage Farm Still in the Running for Fruit Orchard

The first phase of the “Communities Take Root” program sponsored by Dreyer’s Fruit Bars ended May 31, 2011, but the next phase continues until June 30th. The Marana Heritage Farm is still in the running to win a one acre fruit orchard.

The locations with the most votes will win a fruit orchard provided by Dreyer’s Fruit Bars and planted by the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. The Marana entry has 11,787 votes and is in 4th place as of June 1, 2011.

To help the Marana Heritage Farm win a fruit orchard simply log on to and register.  Follow the instructions to the list of states, then to the communities and vote for Marana: The Community Food Bank. People of all ages are invited to cast one vote a day and encourage your friends and family to help as well.

If the Marana Heritage Farm wins a one acre orchard, it will provide fruit for the Food Bank’s Child Hunger and Nutrition programs and a demonstration area to teach about raising fruit trees in the desert.

The Town of Marana and the Community Food Bank are partnering to create a vibrant education and demonstration farm for the community.  To learn more visit

For more information, contact Cie’na Schlaefli at (520) 449-3154 or Maggie Whiteside at

(520) 468-1416.