20,000 Turkeys for Tucson!

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is running in short supply of both food and cash this holiday season.  Over 250,000 Southern Arizonans receive help from the food bank each month, and this holiday season, the demand is greater than ever.

For this reason, three highly concerned local businesses have teamed up in an effort to collect twenty thousand turkeys…all for donation to The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. The collection will take place on December 15th, 2011.  Luis Gonzales, retired Diamondback baseball outfielder (20), has agreed to shoot TV commercial and radio commercials for the 20,000 Turkeys for Tucson Challenge.

Casino Del Sol Resort, Mr. An’s Teppan Steak and Sushi and An del Sol, and Tucson Appliance Company are coordinating this effort, an idea that the three key owners / operators developed out of concern for their local community.

Virtual Turkey Drive

Southern Arizonans are asked to  donate turkeys (or cash donations for food) at on Thursday, December 15th, Casino del Sol Resort, Mr. An’s Teppan Steak and Sushi, and Tucson Appliance from 6AM until 7PM. Trucks will be transporting turkey donations to The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona throughout the day.

The businesses will be competing to see who can secure the most turkeys and cash.  Each business owner has vowed to rally their customers to bring in more donations than the other.  Chris Edwards will dress up in a costume and collect each item; he has a special offer up his sleeve for all who donate.  Mr. An will be at his Oracle location and will personally except all donations as he has done for the past 3 years.  And Casino del Sol Resort promises to pull out all the stops and will have a gift for each person that donates.  The true winners are the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and the families they serve.

Locations: 

Casino del Sol Resort
5655 W. Valencia

Mr.  An’s  Teppan Steak and Sushi
6091 N. Oracle

Tucson Appliance Companies
4229 E. Speedway