SNAP CUTS

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Need immediate food assistance or SNAP application assistance?
Contact the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona at (520) 882-3314

When will I see the drop in benefits? Cuts go into effect on November 1, 2013, so the SNAP benefit amount you receive will be less in November and each month after. This is a permanent benefit cut.   How much will my total benefit cut be? SNAP benefits are based on monthly income and expenses and household size. Your actual benefit cut will vary according to your household, but this chart provides the maximum cut that each household size could experience. Why are my benefits going down? SNAP benefits are being cut because of legislative decisions made by the United States  Congress in 2010. You should be aware that Congress is considering additional cuts to SNAP benefit levels and eligibility. You can help prevent these cuts by calling or emailing your members of Congress. Learn more here: www.feedingamerica.org/SNAPCuts  Where can I get additional support? To find your local food bank and to learn more about the upcoming cut to your SNAP benefits, go to www.feedingamerica.org/SNAPCuts

FOR AGENCIES:

SNAP CUTS Information Flyer (English & Spanish) - Feeding America

ARIZONA SNAP CUTS Information Flyer (English) - Arizona Association of Food Banks

FOR ADVOCATES:

Become an advocate today: www.communityfoodbank.org/advocate  Stay updated on local hunger issues and grassroots action.

Contact your Representatives directly and ask them to protect nutrition programs.

 

FOR CLIENTS:

Need immediate food assistance or SNAP application assistance?

Contact the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona at (520) 882-3314

Online Information & Application SNAP (Food Stamps)

ARIZONA SNAP CUTS Information Flyer (English) - Arizona Association of Food Banks


In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.



Amado Food Bank Needs Help to Fill Food Boxes for the Holiday Season

HOLThe holidays are just around the corner and the Amado Community Food Bank needs help to fill their holiday food boxes.  The Amado Food Bank will accept frozen turkey donations from now through December 20, 2013.  The turkeys will be used to help fill holiday food boxes.  Other items that are needed are stuffing mix, potatoes, gravy, canned vegetables, cranberry sauce and pie fillings. Without these donations some families may go without a main dish this holiday season.

The Amado Food Bank would appreciate donations of 8 to 10 pound frozen turkeys to benefit families in the Amado, Tubac, Arivaca, Elephant Head, Tumacacori and Lakewood areas.

Turkey donations may be dropped off at the Amado Community Food Bank at 28720 South Nogales Highway in Amado, Arizona.  Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  On Thursdays the office is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This year’s goal is 700 frozen turkeys for families in need.

Turkey donations will gladly be picked up by calling (520) 398-2479 or (520) 398-2942.  Monetary donations will also be accepted to make turkey purchases.  Please specify that the donation is for the turkey drive.

For more information, contact Mildred Lopez Feliciano or Doug Higdon at (520) 398-2942

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New Location for Tucson 2013 Crop Hunger Walk On Sunday, November 3rd

 SONY DSCThis year’s 2013 Tucson Crop Hunger Walk to benefit world-wide and local anti-hunger programs will be at a new location.  The date is Sunday, November 3, 2013 and the walk will begin and end at First United Methodist Church (915 E. 4th Street, near Park Avenue and 4th Street). There will be free parking available behind the church at the Tyndall Ave. Parking Garage.  Registration is at 1:30 PM and the walk begins at 2:00 PM.

The 2013 Tucson Crop Hunger Walk is an event that encourages neighbors to walk together and take a stand against hunger world-wide and locally.  It is sponsored by Church World Service, and organized by local volunteers.  Together, members of the Tucson community raise awareness and funds for international relief, refugee assistance, and self-help development.  Individual sponsors may also designate their contributions to other recognized international hunger-fighting organizations.  Twenty-five percent of funds raised stay 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 2013 CROP Walk on Sunday, November 3, 2013 sign up through your local church or online at their website.

For more information, contact Sherry Letson at (520) 745-1143 or Betty Lu Holland at (520) 579-2895.

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Halloween: 20th annual Haunted Dungeon to benefit the food bank

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Be thrilled as you’ve never been thrilled before. Yuma, Maricopa, and Gila Halls are proud to present the 20th annual Haunted Dungeon! This student-built and student-led Haunted House has been scaring Tucsonans for years now, and this year is bigger than ever. Featuring games, food, and of course, the main attraction, this year will be bigger than ever! The event will run October 24th, 25th, AND 26th, from 8PM until 11PM. Be sure to join us at 7:30PM on Thursday, October 24th, for a special kick-off event, catered by the Union!

Remember to bring at least 2 canned food donations for your Community Food Bank (See our most needed items).

For questions email yumadungeon@gmail.com or visit the Facebook event page:

 



Community Food Bank to Continue Most Services During Government Shutdown

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, its agency partners and four branch food banks, will continue most of its services, for the time being, during the current Government Shutdown.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Food Plus in Arizona (CSFP): We have the authority to distribute from our current inventory of Food Boxes.  However, Pima County has been barred from processing new applications or reauthorizing those that have expired.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP): Food Box distribution will continue as usual with current inventory. We also have authority to distribute any shipments that arrive.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, will continue operations and eligible households will still receive monthly benefits for October.

The Child Nutrition (CN) Programs: School Lunch, School Breakfast, the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service will continue operations into October.

There will be no interruption of Farmers’ Market Vouchers.

For additional information, please contact Heath Butrum at (701) 318-1629.

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