Manor House Haunted House

Donations for the food bank will be accepted for admission.

10170 E Mountain Manor Dr (Houghton/Escalante area)

2012 CROP Hunger Walk

Tucson 2012 CROP Hunger Walk to Help End Hunger One Step at a Time

On Sunday November 4th at Reid Park


Tucson:  The Tucson CROP Hunger Walk will again benefit world-wide and local anti-hunger programs on Sunday, November 4, 2012.  Registration is at 1:30 PM and the CROP Hunger Walk will kick-off at 2:00 PM at Ramada #14 in Reid Park (near 22nd street and Country Club).

The CROP Hunger Walk is an event when neighbors walk together to take a stand against hunger world-wide and locally. Together, members of the community raise awareness and funds for international relief and development as well as locally for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and the Casa Maria Soup Kitchen.

Currently, well over 2,000 communities across the U.S. join in more than 1,600 CROP Hunger Walks each year.  More than five million CROP Hunger Walkers have participated in more than 36,000 CROP Hunger Walks in the last two decades alone.

To join the Tucson 2011 CROP Walk on Sunday, November 4, 2012 sign up through your local church or online at

For more information contact Sherry Letson at (520) 745-1143.

Fall Harvest Festival at Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market

Celebrates a “Fall Harvest Festival” 

Thursday, October 25th (3-6p.m.)

The Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market will celebrate a “Fall Harvest Festival” on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.  The Market is located in Mercado San Agustin at 100 S. Avenida Del Convento near the corner of Congress and Grande.

Join the “Fall Harvest Festival” and shop for a large selection of local, fall seasonal produce.  Cooking demonstrations will provide ideas for how to prepare healthy autumn dishes.  Fifteen to twenty vendors will also be selling breads, pies, tortillas, honey, plants, local eggs and meat.  All made with local, natural ingredients.

There will be activities for the children attending the Festival that will include pumpkin decorating, face painting and music by a live student Mariachi Band.

The Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market is a program of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and accepts SNAP (food stamps), WIC vouchers, Arizona Farmers Market Nutrition vouchers, cash, as well as credit and debit cards.

For more information, contact Nadia Delgado at (520) 882-3304

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Fashion for Food – Nov 8 to benefit the Marana Community Food Bank

Fashion for Food

Interested in the latest fashions?
Enjoy getting together with others who share your interest in the work of the Food Bank?
Can’t resist strawberries, champagne & desserts?

and can be purchased online at:
or are also available by phone at
(520) 682-3001 ext 202 or 205.

The Highlands of Dove Mountain
Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 2 p.m.

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Please join us at the Oro Valley Expo and support the Marana Community Food Bank with a donation.



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  SATURDAY, January 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm at CASINO DEL SOL
Enjoy a New Orleans-style meal, live music, and an auction.

$125 per person. Tables are also available.

Pick out your masks…polish your dancing shoes…and prepare to light up the night at the Community Food Bank’s Mardi Gras 2013. This year’s celebration will be presented by Casino Del Sol Resort, 5655 West Valencia Road, Tucson, AZ 85757.

Mardi Gras 2013 begins at 7:00 PM and the evening will celebrate Honorary King and Queen of Carnivale, Mark Kelley and Gabrielle Giffords, and Reigning Queen of Carnivale, Betsy Bolding. The event will feature a New Orleans-style dinner accompanied by live performances by Batucaxe, Flam Chen plus dance music by 80’s & Gentlemen and the Muffulettas. Costumes are not required, but are encouraged.

“Don’t miss the best Mardi Gras yet at the new venue, the fabulous Casino Del Sol Resort,” said Stephanie Bankemper, Event Chair. “Back by popular demand are beautifully hand-crafted masks by local artists. The masks will be on display at Tucson Originals restaurants through January 2013 and will join a unique list of silent auction items on January 26th.”

Tickets for Mardi Gras 2013 are $125.00 per person and are available at or by calling (520) 882-3321.

Carnivale Sponsor for Mardi Gras 2013 is Cox Communications; Royalty Sponsor is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona; Jackson Square sponsors are CenturyLink, Citi and Freedom Smoke USA; Krewe sponsor is Southwest Gas Corportation; Reveler sponsors are Palm Court Inn, LLC, Arizona Lottery, University of Phoenix, Keegan, Linscott & Kenon and Landtamers Landscaping.

The 2013 Media Partners are Cox Communications, Comcast Cable, KMSB/KTTU-TV, KVOI/KCEE Radio and Tucson Lifestyle Magazine.

For more information on the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s Mardi Gras 2013, contact Kris French at (520) 882-3321.


Winterhaven Festival of Lights

2012 Winterhaven Festival of Lights

December 15 – 29
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will benefit from the 63nd Annual Winterhaven Festival of Lights to be held from December 15 through December 29, 2012.  Visitors to the Festival may walk through the neighborhood from 6:00 to 10:00 PM each night.  This year the drive through nights will be December 18th, 28th and 29th.

Walk Thru nights: 15th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th.

Visitors will enjoy the wonderful decorations, lights and majestic trees in the Winterhaven neighborhood.  While many people walk the streets of Winterhaven, visitors may also enjoy haywagon rides, and heated trolley rides through the neighborhood.

Last year the Winterhaven Festival of Lights collected 45,145 pounds of food and $18,562 for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

There is no entrance fee for the Festival, but attendees are asked to bring canned food or make a monetary donation to the Food Bank.  Most needed items are cereal, canned meats, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned soups and canned tomato products.

For more information about the Winterhaven Festival of Lights, call (520) 327-0111 or log onto

Sons of Orpheus Concert

The 15th Annual Sons of Orpheus Concert
to Benefit the Community Food Bank
on Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Sons of Orpheus, the Male Choir of Tucson, will perform their 15th annual Holiday Concert to benefit the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM.  The concert will be held at the Berger Performing Arts Center at 1200 West Speedway on the campus of the Arizona Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.

Founder/Artistic Director of the Sons of Orpheus, Grayson Hirst will again conduct the choir in a concert of holiday music.  Besides the Sons of Orpheus, the concert will feature performances by;

  • The Students from the Arizona Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (Kelly Scott, Music Director)
  •  Lindsey McHugh, soprano
  • Nicole Skaggs, violin
  • Mariachi Sonido de Mexico
  • Brent Burmeister, Piano

Admission to the Sons of Orpheus concert is free, but a donation of non-perishable food or, preferably a monetary donation, will be greatly appreciated.  For every $1 donated, the Food Bank it can provide more than four meals to those in need.  Last year the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona distributed almost 28 million pounds of food.

For tickets and donation information, contact Jim Hogan at (520) 237-3655 or e-mail at

WHEN: Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 pm

WHERE: Berger center at AZ SCHOOLS for Deaf & Blind

CLICK HERE to donate to the Sons of Orpheus Virtual Food Drive

Thanksgiving on the Mayflower

94.9 MIXfm to Host Food Drive Nov. 15

5 AM to 7 PM

Tucson, Ariz. — 94.9 MIXfm and Tucson Electric Power (TEP) are sponsoring and hosting a one-day fundraising event and food drive for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

Donations received on site at the Thanksgiving on the Mayflower event will qualify for a match from Tucson Electric Power(TEP) of up to $50,000.

The eighth annual “Thanksgiving on the Mayflower” event challenges the Tucson community to fill an entire Meridian Mayflower Moving Systems moving truck with non-perishable items and to make cash donations to the Community Food Bank. The Community Food Bank’s buying power and business practices allow it to distribute about $9 worth of food for every one dollar donated.

“We’re proud to participate in this wonderful effort to ease hunger in our community during the holiday season,” said TEP CEO Paul Bonavia.

In the past 12 months, the Community Food Bank has experienced a 10 percent increase in requests for help when compared with the previous 12 months. The increase in demand comes at what is traditionally the busiest time of year for the organization.

“Our listeners are very generous and caring people,” said Bobby Rich, host of the Bobby Rich Morning MIX. “I believe Tucsonans will once again rise to the challenge and demonstrate the spirit that makes our community such a wonderful place to live in.”

94.9 MIXfm will broadcast live throughout the day during the Nov. 15 drive from the parking lot of Sprouts (formerly Sunflower) Market store at North 1st Avenue and East Limberlost Drive. In addition to cash, acceptable donations include nonperishable food items such as canned meats, soups, yams, pie fillings, vegetables, stuffing mix and peanut butter.

WHO: 94.9 MIXfm and Tucson Electric Power
WHAT: “Thanksgiving on the Mayflower” Donation Drive
WHEN: Thursday, November 15, 5 a.m. – 7 p.m.
WHERE: Sprouts (formerly Sunflower) Market at North 1st Avenue and East Limberlost Drive
WHY: Raise cash and collect food donations for Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

KMXZ-FM 94.9 MIXfm is one of four radio stations in the Tucson market owned by Journal Broadcast Group.

For More Information:
Leslie Lois
(520) 618-6127

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Empty Bowls – A Luncheon to Fight Hunger!

FRIDAY, November 9 at 11:00 AM

Mulcahy YMCA – Kino Community Center and Southern Arizona Clay Artists Team Up for Empty Bowls Luncheon to Benefit the Community Food Bank

The Mulcahy YMCA – Kino Community Center (same location, new name) and the Southern Arizona Clay Artists (SACA) will team up for this year’s Empty Bowls Luncheon on Friday, November 9, 2012 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).  No reservations are needed.

Participants will receive a beautifully handcrafted ceramic bowl donated by members of the Southern Arizona Clay Artists and local artists.  Lunches are $ 15.00 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 SACA silent auction promises to be better than ever.

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

Ric’s Café


Tavolino Restorante Italiano

Caridad Community Kitchen

Pima Community College

Opa Greek Restaurant

Rincon Market

Frankie’s Philly Cheesesteak

Saffron Indian Bistro

Silver Saddle Steakhouse

Hilton El Conquistador Resort

Janos – Downtown Kitchen

Guadalajara  Grill

Lotus Garden

Omar’s Highway Chef



Rincon Market


Oroweat Bread

Blue Willow

Clay for the bowls was donated by Marjon Ceramics, Inc. of Tucson/Phoenix and Laguna Clay Company of Industry, California.

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