Philanthropy with Phlavor at Pastiche

Pastiche will donate 5% Of Sales to the Charity of Your Choice throughout the months of June and October.

Treat Yourself While Treating Others! You Get To Decide Where The Money Will Go!

This is how it works:  Each June and October, Pastiche’s customers receive a simple ballot with their check when they come in and dine, or get take-out food.  They are asked to designate any non-profit group of their choice on this ballot.  Pastiche then contributes 5% of the customers’ checks (not including discounts or sales tax) to the non-profit organizations.  Patrons may participate as many times as they wish during these two months.  The more they “do”, the more beneficial to our worthy and hardworking non-profits!

Pastiche has been sponsoring this unique contributions campaign twice a year since June 2000.  Philanthropy With Phlavor has been an extremely successful and popular fundraising activity for Tucson non-profits, with over $60,000.00 being given to date.

Just this past year 2010, Pastiche donated just over $9000.00 to the charities.  Some of the big “winners” are Community Food Bank of Tucson & Pima County, Humane Society of Southern Arizona, Casa de los Niños, Beowulf Alley Theatre, Arizona Cancer Center, Cancer Society – Tucson Office, Arizona Cancer Center, Hermitage Cat Shelter, Youth On Their Own, Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Primavera Foundation, and Wingspan.

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Marana Heritage Farm to Host “Honey Mesquite Festival”

Marana, Arizona:  The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s Marana Heritage Farm will host a “Honey Mesquite Festival” on Saturday, September 24th from 10:00 AM to 2:00PM.  The Marana Farm is located at 127375 N. Heritage Park Drive in Marana, Arizona.

Activities for the “Honey Mesquite Festival” include live entertainment, food vendors, a petting zoo, bee hive demonstrations, mesquite milling, seed planting and farm tours.  Additionally, there will be a Native foods salsa making and solar oven cook-off (please register with Cie’na Schlaefli at 449-3154) and a variety of activities for the children.  A feature of the event will be a ribbon cutting for the new composting program located at the Marana Farm to take place at 12 Noon.

Attendees are asked to bring donations of peanut butter and honey for the Marana Community Food Bank.

The Marana Heritage Farm is a partnership between the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, the Town of Marana Parks and Recreation Department and many community members.

For more information contact Cie’na Schlaefli at (520) 449-3154.

The Cheesecake Factory to Sponsor Employee Peanut Butter Drive During Hunger Action Month

 The Cheesecake Factory in Tucson at 60 W. Wetmore Road will join other The Cheesecake Factory restaurants across America to sponsor its 2011 employee peanut butter drive to benefit local food banks. This is an annual event during Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month in September.

Last year the local The Cheesecake Factory collected 2,267 pounds of peanut butter for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.  This year The Cheesecake Factory in Tucson will also collect peanut butter donations at several local school sites during the month of September.

Additionally, for every slice of its new Hershey®’s Chocolate Bar Cheesecake sold from September1, 2011 through the end of August 2012, The Cheesecake Factory will donate 25 cents to Feeding American and local food banks.

“We appreciate The Cheesecake Factory’s continued support,” said Bill Carnegie, President/CEO of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.  “Their partnership is especially valuable during these difficult economic times.”

For more information on The Cheesecake Factory in Tucson contact (520) 408-0033.


Order your 35th Anniversary T-Shirt!

These special t-shirts commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. The artwork on the back of the t-shirt was created by the local artist, Cindy Guare. The front of the t-shirt has our anniversary logo in our food bank green. The t-shirt is made of 100% white cotton that you will enjoy wearing while supporting the food bank.

Shipping for the T-Shirts is $5

Vantage West Credit Union Commemorative Coin Program to Support the Community Food Bank

This season, the 2011 Arizona Football Commemorative Coin from Vantage West will be used to raise much needed funds for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.  Robert D. Ramirez, President and CEO of Vantage West announced the program that will begin with the first football game on September 3rd and continue through the entire season.  Ramirez explained that anyone who makes a donation of $10 or more to the Food Bank, using a Vantage West debit or credit card, will receive a limited edition Arizona Football Commemorative Coin, courtesy of Vantage West.  Donations should be made online  and the coins can be picked up at any Vantage West branch.

William Carnegie, President and CEO of the Community Food Bank, said that the support of Vantage West at this particular moment of the year is especially important.  “The Food Bank assists more than 215,000 people every month,” Carnegie said, “and the need is greatest during the Fall and holiday seasons. We are delighted that Vantage West has made us the recipient of their very popular annual campaign.”

Mike Stoops, head coach of Arizona football, is once again the spokesperson for the Commemorative Coin campaign.  He appears on television, radio, newspaper, outdoor billboards and posters urging Southern Arizonans to “Make a donation. Get a coin.”  More information about the Vantage West campaign to support the Community Food Bank is available online at   or click here to donate.

Marana Community Food Bank to Celebrate Its Expansion With an Open House

The Marana Community Food Bank will celebrate its expansion with an open house on Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  The Food Bank has leased approximately 1,200 square feet adjacent to the warehouse at 11734 W. Grier Road.  The new area will expand the client lobby and administrative space.

“We are thrilled to have the additional space,” said Linda Hampton, Food Bank Executive Director.  “We will be able to provide a more comfortable waiting area for our clients and plan to rearrange the warehouse to store and distribute food more efficiently.”

The Marana branch of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona has experienced a 40 per cent increase in number of clients this past year. There are 1,800 families currently receiving benefits from the Food Bank each month. “It is not uncommon to receive five to ten new applications in one day,” Hampton said.  “Most are people who never thought they would have to ask for help.”

The Food Bank would like to thank the Marana Correctional Treatment Facility for giving the new space a fresh look by painting the exterior, interior and updating the landscaping.

Refreshments from the Cattleman’s Café will be served and hosted by Marana Community Food Bank board member Maeve Johnson. Guests are asked to park in the old Marana Health Center parking lot in the rear of the Food Bank.

For more information, call Linda Hampton at (520) 682-3001