Coatimondi Cat Club Show Offers Discount with Donation

Save $1 off the price of addmission to the cat show with a donation to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

Click here to learn more and for a coupon to the cat show

December 2nd, 3rd and 4th

There will be Free Parking passes at the Hotel’s front desk for spectators. Regular price for admission is $5.00 adults, $4.00 seniors, $3.00 children under 12, Family of four adults $16.00

Kino Community Center and Southern Arizona Clay Artists Team Up for Empty Bowl Luncheon to Benefit the Community Food Bank

The Kino Sports Complex Community Center and the Southern Arizona Clay Artists will team up for this year’s Empty Bowl Luncheon on Thursday, November 3, 2011 to benefit the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.  Attendees may drop by any time between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM at 2805 East Ajo Way (near Ajo and South Country Club).

Participants will receive a beautifully handcrafted ceramic bowl donated by members of the Southern Arizona Clay Artists.  Lunches are $10.00 for the small bowls and $15 for the large bowls and that includes 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.  This year’s silent auction will be bigger and better than ever.

At this date, the restaurants listed below are planning on to participate in the Empty Bowl Luncheon.  Others may be added


Eegee’s Corporation


Guadalajara Grill

Tavolino Restorante Italiano

Jonathan’s Cork

Los Portales

Trader Joe’s

Opa! Green Restaurant


Ric’s Café

Frankie’s Philly Cheesesteak

Silver Saddle Steakhouse

Janos – Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails

Tohono Chul Tea Room

Tooley’s Café

Omar’s Highway Chef

Zona 78


El Charro Café

Saffron Indian Bistro

Hilton El Conquistador Resort

Caridad Community Kitchen

Lotus Garden

Vivace Restaurant

Pima Community College

Net proceeds from the Empty Bowl Luncheon will be donated to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

For information on the Empty Bowl Luncheon contact Lil Kinslow at (520) 289-1129 or

Community Food Bank One of Five Tucson Non-Profits to Receive Grants from the Sundt Foundation

Five non-profit organizations in Tucson will receive special $10,000 grants from the Sundt Foundation, thanks to a recent sale of artwork belonging to Sundt.  The Five organizations are The American Red Cross, Southern Arizona Chapter, Candelighters Child Cancer Foundation of Southern Arizona, El Rio Community Health Center, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and University Medical Center Foundation.

The paintings hung in Sundt’s Tucson headquarters on East Irvington Road for many years.  However, when the company moved to a new facility on River Road, the Western Themed art was not compatible with building’s contemporary interior design.  The senior management opted to sell the artwork and donate the proceeds to the Sundt Foundation.

“The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is especially thankful to the Sundt Foundation for their generosity,” said Bill Carnegie, President/CEO.  “The Food Bank will secure about 150,000 pounds of highly nutritious produce for low-income families across Southern Arizona.  This donation could not have come at a better time.”

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

Hunger Relief License Plates to Benefit Arizona Food Banks Now Available

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will join the Association of Arizona Food Banks in promoting the “Ending Hunger One Plate at a Time” campaign.  Hunger Relief license plates can be ordered directly from or by visiting any MVD or Authorized Third Party office.

Annually, the Hunger Relief license plate costs $25 plus postage and handling.  Of the $25, $17 benefits food banks throughout Arizona.  Note: Specialty license plate fees are not pro-rated, therefore your new Hunger Relief license plate will renew on your next scheduled vehicle registration renewal date.  You may personalize your Hunger Relief license plate.  The cost of the personalized Hunger Relief license plate is $50, plus postage and handling.  Get your Hunger Relief license plate today by visiting or order your plate at any MVD or Authorized Third Party office.

Established in 1984, the Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB) is a private, non-profit organization serving five regional food bank members and a network of nearly 1,700 food pantries and agencies.



Jack Parris accepts a check from Dime Pieces United (DPU) for $100 on Sunday, October 16, 2011

Presentation of $100 dollar check from Dime Pieces United (DPU)

From left to right, Ms Dianna Grissette, President of DPU, Jack Parris, CFB and Ms. Jacqueline (Jackie) Black, DPU Member.

Community Food Bank and Whataburger Partner for Whataburger Night Fundraiser

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and Whataburger will partner for a Whataburger Night Fundraiser on Wednesday,  October 26, 2011 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. The participating Whataburger Restaurants are located at 5402 West Speedway and 6504 East 22nd Street in Tucson.

20% of all sales during Whataburger Night Fundraiser will be donated to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

“The Food Bank assists more than 225,000 people every month,” said Bill Carnegie, President/CEO of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.  “The need is greatest during the upcoming holiday season and we appreciate Whataburger’s support.”

For more information on the Whataburger Night Fundraiser, contact Holly Betzer at (480) 600-9312.

Amado Food Bank Asks for Turkey Donations for the Holiday Season

The Amado Community Food Bank will accept frozen turkey donations from October 13, 2011 through December 31, 2011.  The turkeys will be used to help fill the holiday food boxes.  Without these donations families may go without a main dish this holiday season.

The Amado Food Bank would appreciate donations of 10 to 12 pound frozen turkeys to benefit families in the Amado, Tubac, Arivaca, Elephant Head, Tumacacori, Rio Rico and Lakewood areas.

Turkey donations 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.

Turkey donations will gladly be picked up by calling (520) 398-2479 or (520) 398-2942.  Monetary donations will also be accepted to make turkey purchases.  Please specify that the donation is for the turkey drive.

For more information, contact Mildred Lopez Feliciano at (520) 398-2942

Fall Art Festival at El Pueblo Farmers’ Market

El Pueblo Farmers’ Market is celebrating fall this year with a day of family art and craft on October 22nd.  Local art instructor, Marcos Cardenas will be teaching families how to make miniature scarecrows and festive holiday art with sponge painting.  Bicycle Inter-Community Art and Salvage (BICAS) will also display some of their unique bike art and provide instruction on how to create your own art out recycled bike pieces. There will also be plenty of pumpkins for sale and live music to enjoy.

The art festival is open to the public and runs from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM.  All of the Community Food Bank farmers’ markets accept SNAP (food stamps), WIC checks, Arizona Farmers Market Nutrition vouchers, cash, credit and debit cards.  El Pueblo Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the El Pueblo Adult Learning Center parking lot, on the SW Corner of Irvington Road and South 6th Ave.

El Pueblo Farmers’ Market is part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) initiative to prevent or reduce obesity through increased opportunities for improved nutrition and physical activity.  Led by the Pima County Health Department, CPPW is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Community Food Bank Receives 4-Star Award 4 Years in a Row!

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona has been awarded the coveted 4-Star Rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency for the fourth consecutive year by Charity Navigator. 

Only 7% of the 5,500 charities rated by Charity Navigator have received at least four consecutive 4-Star evaluations, indicating that the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona outperforms most other charities in America and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona includes its main location in Tucson, Arizona, the Ajo Community Food Bank in Ajo, Arizona, the Amado Community Food Bank in Amado, Arizona, the Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank in Green Valley, Arizona, the Marana Community Food Bank in Marana, Arizona and the Nogales Community Food Bank in Marana, Arizona.

“The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is proud to be recognized in the top 7% of outstanding nonprofit organizations in the United States,” said Bill Carnegie, President/CE0.  “We work very hard to maintain the highest possible standards and provide the very best service to our community.”

Charity Navigator, an independent national charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsible philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of over 5,500 of America’s largest charities.  Full details of the 4-Star Awards are available online at

For more information, contact Dan Walters at (520) 882-3278.





94.9 MIXfm is Hosting Thanksgiving on the Mayflower

With the holiday season fast approaching, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is entering its busiest time of year, a time when the food bank struggles to make sure every person and family 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 Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.  The event will be held November 17th.

“Because the Food Bank is experiencing a 25% increase in demand by hungry Southern Arizona families, we are asking our listeners to come out to the Sunflower Market store at 1st and Limberlost and drop off donations— especially nonperishable food items like canned meats, soups, yams, pie fillings, vegetables, stuffing mix and peanut butter,” said Bobby Rich, host of the Bobby Rich Morning MIX.

“The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona can distribute over nine dollars in food for every one dollar donated,” said Shaun Holly, operations manager of Journal Broadcast Group – Tucson Radio Operations.  “On final tally from our drive last year, our community raised more than $131,000 and collected more than 7,000 pounds of food for the Community Food Bank of Sothern Arizona. And thanks to Tucson Electric Power, cash donations made at the 1st and Limberlost location will be matched dollar for dollar,”

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 17th, 5 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 WHERE: Sunflower Market on 1st and Limberlost

 WHY: To replenish the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

KMXZ-FM 94.9 MIXfm is owned by Journal Broadcast Group, which in Tucson also owns KGUN9 (ABC), CW58, KQTH-FM (104.1 The Truth), KTGV-FM (Tucson Old School), KFFN-AM/FM (ESPN Radio), Living Well Network, Mexicanal-TV, LATV, Tucson Morning Blend, and


About Journal Broadcast Group


Journal Broadcast Group owns and operates 33 radio stations and 13 television stations in 12 states and operates an additional television station under a local marketing agreement. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it is the broadcast business of Journal Communications Inc., a diversified media company with operations in publishing, radio and television broadcasting, interactive media and printing services.