Open House at the Gabrielle Giffords Family Assistance Center on January 6, 2012

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona ( 3003 S. Country Club Road) will hold an open house at the Gabrielle Giffords Family Assistance Center on Friday, January 6, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.  The public is invited to tour the Center and learn from staff members about the work they are doing to help families in our community.

“This center is a positive outcome of the January 8th Tucson tragedy,” said Bill Carnegie, Food Bank CEO.  “Future contributions to the Gabrielle Giffords Hunger Fund will be used to expand the Center’s reach into other communities.”

A photo panorama will be on display that details Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords long time involvement with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

Funding for the Giffords Family Assistance Center came from a special fund that Gabby’s husband Mark Kelly publically suggested after the January 8, 2011 tragedy in Tucson.  He suggested that those who wanted to honor Gabby make a gift to the Community Food Bank or the Red Cross, two of her favorite charities.  As a result over $215,000 in gifts to the Food Bank have come from 48 states and several foreign countries to build the Gabrielle Giffords Family Assistance Center.  Donations to the fund may continue to be made online by clicking here.

For more information, contact Jack Parris at (520) 882-3287 or Cell at (520) 444-5412.