KVOA-TV/News 4 Tucson Partnering with Fry’s Food Stores and the Tucson Firefighters for “100 Ton Tuesdays” Food Drive

KVOA-TV News 4 Tucson is partnering with Fry’s Food Stores and the Tucson Firefighters in February for a “100 Ton Tuesdays” food drive to benefit the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

Wednesday, February 1st and each Tuesday during February from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM, there will be a day-long food drive at specific Fry’s Food Store locations (dates and locations below). Tucson Firefighters and Food Bank staff will be on hand to help with collections.  News 4 Tucson will broadcast promos throughout each Tuesday encouraging the public to visit specific locations and donate.  KVOA-TV will also be at each location with “live” inserts to encourage donations from 3:00 to 6:30 PM.

Food donations may be made at any Fry’s Food Store during the entire month of February.

Dates and Locations for “100 Ton Tuesdays”

February 1st (Kick-off event) Fry’s Food Store #138 at 4036 N. 1st Ave. (1st & Roger).

February 7th Fry’s Food Store #19 at 3920 E. Grant Road (Grant & Alvernon).

February 14th Fry’s Food Store #131 at 2480 N. Swan Road (Grant & Swan).

February 21st Fry’s Food Store #119 at 902 W. Irvington (I-19 & Irvington).

February 28th Fry’s Food Store #58 at 2001 E. Irvington (Irvington & Campbell).

St. Thomas Parish Presents “From the Heart; a Musical Valentine for the Whole Family” to Benefit the Community Food bank

“HiFalutin Red Hatters” 4th Annual Gaslight Theatre Performance

Members of the “HiFalutin Red Hatters” will present Pauline Hechler, Chief Development Officer of the Community Food Bank with a check that represents the net proceeds from their sold out performance at the Gaslight Theatre on Sunday, January 22, 2012. Doors open at 2:15 PM and the performance begins at 3:00 PM and is entitled “The Two Amigos.”

Although the performance is sold out, the “HiFalutin Red Hatters” invite the public to drop off donations of non-perishable food items before the production at 3:00 PM. A Community Food Bank truck will be in the parking lot of the Gaslight Theatre, starting at 2:00 PM to receive donations. Most needed food items are canned meats, canned vegetables, cereal, peanut butter, canned fruit and canned tomato products.

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

The Community Food Bank’s Mardi Gras 2012


The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s  Mardi Gras 2012 is set for Saturday, January 28th at the Historic Manning House, 450 W. Paseo Redondo in downtown Tucson.  This year’s event is presented by Cox Communications.

Mardi Gras 2012 begins at 7:00 PM and will be presided over by “King and Queen of Carnivale” Ron and Nancy Barber.  The evening will feature New Orleans–style food, live entertainment by Batucaxe, Zo Carroll and the Soul Breakers, 80’s and Gentlemen and Flam Chen!  All proceeds will go to the Food Bank’s Child Nutrition Programs.

Tickets are $100 per person and are available at www.communityfoodbank.org or by calling (520) 622-0525 x 492.

“This year’s Mardi Gras is sure to impress,” said Stephanie Porter, Event Chair.  “Look for beautifully hand-crafted masks created by local artists in Tucson Originals Restaurants throughout January.  Masks will be raffled the night of the Mardi Gras 2012 event.”

The Royalty Sponsor for Mardi Gras 2012 is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona; the Jackson Square sponsors are Citi and the University of Phoenix; Krewe sponsors are Northern Trust and Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.   Media Sponsors include Comcast Cox Communications, Comcast Cable, KMSB-TV, 93.7 KRQ Radio and Tucson Lifestyle Magazine.

For more information on the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s Mardi Gras 2012, contact Pauline Hechler at (520) 882-3308 or Kris French at (520) 882-3321.

Celebrate the opening of LAS MILPITAS DE COTTONWOOD Community Farm

2405 S. Cottonwood Lane
Saturday, January 21st

1 – 4 p.m.
Enjoy food and music with your friends.

Printable Flyer

Las Milpitas de Cottonwood

More information available:
HealthyPima.org • bbernini@communityfoodbank.org • (520) 882-3273

SuperTracker is now available from the ChooseMyPlate.gov website

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is a MyPlate Community Partner and as such would like to repeat this message from ChooseMyPlate.gov:


As we enter the New Year, Americans are looking for ways to meet their New Year’s Resolutions. Topping many lists are healthy eating, being active, and managing weight. Introducing SuperTracker…

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Watch the video announcing the tool:  USDA Launches New Online Tool–SuperTracker

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Check out the SuperTracker Backgrounder

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