Chef’s Nite Out At Nambe

Chef’s Nite Out At Nambe at La Encantata

August 14, 2013

Nambe is pleased to present Chef’s Nite Out on Wednesday August 14th.  Chef Jon Wirtis (formerly of Shlomo & Vito’s and Ristorante Italia in Tucson) will be demonstrating stir fry pan cooking skills.  You will be able to enjoy delicious lite bites and come away with a great dish and skills you can use at home!  He will be assisted by a top student from the Caridad Kitchen Culinary Training School here in Tucson where he is currently the instructor.

Seatings at the private chefs’ table will be at 6 PM, 7 PM and 8 PM, reservations are required as each seating is limited to 8 people (call 520-529-0685).

We will be accepting donations for the food bank that evening in his honor, every 1 dollar you donate equals nine dollars of food they can supply to those in need.

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Chef Jon with Trainees

FREE Fall Garden Workshops in Green Valley-Sahuarita



Free Garden Workshops this Summer & Fall being offered by the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.Download Flyer


All workshops are free, donations are appreciated. Seating is limited so sign up now!
If you have special needs, such as child care or  interpretation we will endeavor to make arrangements with advance notice.

For questions contact contact Linda Strader at the Community Food Bank, 784-4669.

 workshops fill up quickly. Please Reserve your spot today.


Shred-it Flyer


Shred your unwanted paper materials such as, billing statements, receipts, and anything containing your personal information. There is no need to remove staples or paperclips.
Cans of  food and cash donation encouraged. (Recommended: $5 per box or one+ can of food)

Please invite your friends and family!
September is Hunger Action Month. Every action makes a difference against hunger in our community! Thank you.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser Lunch in Marana


Help fill empty bowls in the Marana community. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. All proceeds go to the Marana Community Food Bank.

Thursday, September 5
Suggested Donation: $10 per person
Marana Community Center (13250 North Lon Adams Road)

Purchase Tickets Online

Lunch Includes:

A simple soup and bread lunch with drink. Everyone takes home a decorative bowl. Soup provided by resteraunts in the community. More Information: (520) 682-3001 ext. 202



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Draw a Picture & Help Families Struggling with Hunger!

Every year we publish a calendar of artwork created by local children.
This calendar will be mailed to homes in Pima County and beyond. Every year your drawings help raise funds for meals to feed hungry families, seniors and children during the winter months.

We need your help!

Have your class draw pictures for us and one of them could win a place in our calendar. Drawings should be about nutrition, hunger or the importance of food in our lives. Students also can write an explanatory sentence on the back of their pictures.

Winning artwork will be printed in the 2014 calendar; each winning artist will receive a special certificate with his or her name and a ten dollar gift card to Target stores! The winners will be announced this fall.

Submit Your Calendar Entries by October 1st!

How to participate:

  • All entries from your class should be mailed in one envelope. Individual entries should be mailed in one envelope as well.
  • Students should write their full name, age, and grade on the back of their drawing.
  • All entries must be received on or before October 1, 2013 to be eligible.
  • Include the name of your school or organization, subject of your class, and your full name with your entry.
  • Please have your students create their art in ANY 2-D medium. Examples: colored pencil, marker, crayons, paint, watercolor, paper cut-outs, collage, etc. The more colorful, the better! Just make sure they are on unlined, 8.5” x 11” paper and in a horizontal (landscape) orientation.


For questions:
(520) 882-3302

Send your entries to:

Jessica Castillo, Calendar Contest
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
P.O. Box 26727
Tucson, AZ 85726-6727

If you are concerned that someone you know is experiencing hunger, please call the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona at (520) 622-0525 to ask what we can do to help. Parents can call us and ask about particular programs or speak with an advocate.