Arizona Glass Project to benefit the Community Food Bank

The Arizona Glass Project will be having a two day event Feb. 6th and 7th to benefit the Community Food Bank. We are their choice for 2013.


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CANCELED CITRUS GLEANING FOR 2013 in Tucson and Green Valley, Sahuarita


The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona in Tucson has cancelled the gleaning of citrus fruit for 2013 due to damage from recent cold weather.   The cancellation is also in effect for the Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank.

“The recent Southern Arizona area record freeze has destroyed the citrus crops available for this year’s gleaning project,” said Bill Carnegie, President/CEO. “We are sorry for this development, but much of the fruit left on the trees is not edible.”

Homeowners who pick their own citrus and verify that it is good may drop it off at the Community Food Bank, 3003 S. Country Club Road, Tucson, AZ 85713


For additional information, contact at Lou Medran at (520) 449-8340

Caridad Culinary Training Program

Chef Jon is doing amazing work with Caridad Community Kitchen Culinary training program.

The Caridad Community Kitchen is a program of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. The purpose of the 10-week Culinary Training Program is to prepare people who meet low income requirements for culinary careers. Graduates are ServSafe certified.

As Chef Jon says, “our good food can – and will – make a difference!” Like and share if you agree!

Special thanks to City of Tucson for producing this video

Community Food Bank’s USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program Begins at Two Boys and Girls Club Locations

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will begin service of the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) at two Boys and Girls Clubs in Tucson on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.

Meals will be served to Boys and Girls Club Members at the Holmes Tuttle Club House (2585 E. 36th Street, Tucson, AZ 85713) at 6:00 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Meals will also be served at the Jim and Vicki Click Club House (1935 S. Columbus Blvd., Tucson AZ 85711) at 5:30 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Meals will be served until the end of the school year.

Meals for the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program will be prepared by Caridad Community Kitchen, a program of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.


For more information about becoming a Boys and Girls Club Member contact:


  • Holmes Tuttle Clubhouse, (520) 622-0694
  • Jim and Vicki Click Clubhouse, (520) 300–5715,


For more information about the CACFP meals, please contact Anne Krepps at (520) 882-3285 or


Learn More about the Caridad Community Kitchen


“Hifalutin Red Hatters” 5th Annual Gaslight Theatre Performance to Benefit the Community Food Bank

Members of the “HiFalutin Red Hatters” will present Bill Carnegie, President/CEO of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona with a check that represents the net proceeds from their sold out performance at the Gaslight Theatre on Sunday, January 27, 2013.  Doors open at 2:15 PM and the performance begins at 3:00 PM and is entitled “The Lone Stranger.”

Everyone attending will be booing the villains and cheering the heroes and heroines to benefit the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

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.

Grantsmanship Training Program Hosted at the Community Food Bank

March 25-29th, 2013

The Grantsmanship Center

It’s more than grant seeking and proposal writing: It’s about those you help every day. And what they need. We ask the tough questions that will help you to create programs that get funded, stay funded and are aligned with your mission. For more than 35 years, we’ve trained more than 115,000 nonprofit leaders on the front lines, committed to making a difference in their communities. We welcome you to join us.

The Grantsmanship Training Program® was the first grants training ever offered. Designed for both the novice and the experienced grantseeker, this intensive 5-day workshop combines expert instruction with practical exercises to take you step-by-step through all the stages of planning programs, locating funding sources, and writing grant proposals. Participants’ current needs and programs are the basis of all class research and proposal writing exercises. Graduates of this workshop also receive a full year of membership services, which include access to online funding databases, discounts on publications, a proposal review by your trainer, and more.


More Information Register for this Program View Brochure



WinterFest and Footfalls for Food to benefit the Marana Community Food Bank

WinterFest and Footfalls for Food to benefit the Marana Community Food Bank

On February 23, 2013 Saint Anthony Media presents WinterFest and Footfalls for Food to benefit the Marana Comm
unity Food Bank.  In addition to the 100 vehicle classic car show, the 30 booth vendor fair, loads of children’s activities, food  and entertainment, one man will be running for 12 hours to raise money for the food bank!  You can support this Herculean effort by making a pledge HERE.  and you can come watch Dan run through the festival at Twin Peaks and Silverbell Road from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Dan will run from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Support Footfalls for Food HERE


The WinterFest festival is Free!





SUNDAY, JANUARY 20th, 2013 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

swap meet map


Located at:

Tucson FOP Lodge #1

3445 N Dodge Blvd

Tucson, AZ



Admission is $2.00 or $1.00 with food bank donation item

~~~  Raffle!     Make-N-Take!      Contest Awards!  ~~~
Come for the fun and great deals!



From the SAECEA:

Get rid of old documents safely at a free community shredding event Saturday, January 19th. It will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Target, 6500 E. Grant Road (at Tanque Verde).

Tax professionals from the Southern Arizona Chapter of Enrolled Agents (SACEA) will provide information on how long to keep tax records, as well as year-end tax planning tips and how to save money with Arizona tax credits.

Shredding will be done by Shred-It Arizona for free, but a suggested minimum donation of $5 per box and/or three cans of food to the Community Food Bank is requested. The Food Bank will have representatives at the shedding event to receive donations of money and canned goods. Cash donations may qualify for a “dollar-for-dollar” tax credit.

The project is sponsored by SACEA, Shred-It Tucson, Community Food Bank and Target Stores.

As the year end draws near and people start clearing out clutter, Enrolled Agents want them to be aware of which financial documents they should keep and which they can dispose of.

This is also an ideal time to do some year-end tax planning to save when their tax returns are prepared. One really valuable way is to take advantage of Arizona tax credits.

One of the Arizona “dollar-for-dollar” credits is for donations to nonprofit organizations that help the “working poor.” The Community Food Bank is one of those organizations.

Arizonans can reduce their Arizona income tax by one dollar for each dollar they donate organizations that qualify for an Arizona tax credit, up to the credit limits.

But it’s even better than that. Those same donations qualify as charitable contributions on the federal tax return, too. For somebody in a 25 percent tax bracket, they get back $1.25 for each dollar they give – and help the community at the same time.

The Food Bank is stretched thin as it prepares for the holidays, so organizing this event is a way Enrolled Agents can give back to the community and help taxpayers understand how they can benefit themselves while helping others.

Enrolled Agents are federally-licensed tax practitioners who both specialize in taxation and have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service in all states. Enrolled Agents have passed a rigorous exam on tax law, subscribe to ethical standards and must complete continuing education each year. While some SACEA members provide additional accounting and financial planning services, Enrolled Agents focus on tax planning, preparation and representation.

The Enrolled Agent designation was established by Congress after the Civil War. Only about 40,000 individuals in the U.S. currently are qualified as Enrolled Agents.

The Southern Arizona Chapter of Enrolled Agents is the local chapter of the Arizona Society of Enrolled Agents and the National Association of Enrolled Agents. More information about the organization is available on its website,