Holiday Season

Holiday

Helping with Holiday Meals

If you were to ask a child who is only four years old what it is like not to have enough food to eat, they wouldn’t use fancy words or statistical reports. They would just tell you, “My tummy aches. I’m hungry.”

This is the sad reality we face every day as we watch lines grow longer, and more hardworking families reach out to ask for help at a place they never thought they would be.

The holiday season is here. Your gift to the Community Food Bank may be more needed than any other gift you give this holiday season. Please help out today. Your donation will truly be a gift that matters for those in need.

Together we can make sure that hungry people in our community are able to celebrate this time of thankfulness.

While it might seem daunting to feed thousands of people, the hungry in our community are sure hoping we can. With your gift, together we can feed thousands in Southern Arizona who need a little extra help this year. We are able to take every $1 you give and distribute nearly $9 worth of food. Your gift means the world to a hungry family. Please give generously!

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#GivingTuesday December 3

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is Giving Tuesday – a national day to give back to charities through giving time, money, services. – the same way Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become nationally recognized days for shopping and sales. #GivingTuesday. It’s a simple idea: we are calling into action all Americans to celebrate giving and to have a conversation about ways to give more, give smarter, and put personal philanthropy back into the giving season!

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Ways to Participate in #Giving Tuesday

  1. Tweet or post on Facebook your support for #GivingTuesday and the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.
  2. Make a monetary donation. ($1=4 meals).
  3. Drop off food at one of our drop-off sites around town or come to Zia Records and help stuff the Tardis with nonperishable food.
  4. Take an #unselfie and tag us!

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Legal Community Against Hunger

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Legal Community Member: It’s LCAH’s 25th Anniversary!  Since 1988, LCAH has been motivating the legal community to support the Community Food Bank.

Hunger is still a formidable foe.

  • 16% of Southern Arizonans live below the Federal Poverty Level.
  • 1 in 4 Arizona children is at risk of hunger.
  • 225,000 people need and receive assistance from the Food Bank every month.
  • The Food Bank distributes enough food for 61,000 meals a day.

Looking to the Future:  Let’s celebrate LCAH’s 25th Anniversary by renewing our vows!  We have a terrific partner in the Community Food Bank. Let’s pledge another 25 years of partnering with the Community Food Bank to bring relief to our neighbors at risk of hunger.

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LCAH donations make a difference! The Food Bank works miracles with your money! A whopping 97% of its funds from all sources goes directly into food assistance programs. For every $1 donated, the Food Bank distributes $8.75 of food. That makes your $50 gift worth $437.50 in food. A gift of $250 buys $2,187.50 worth of food!  Talk about bang for your buck!

For the 25th year in a row, Legal Community Against Hunger wishes you happy, healthy holidays and a New Year in which you and your loved ones never experience hunger.

 



Wells Fargo Bank Stuff the Stagecoach

DEC. 4TH  Wells Fargo Stuff the Stage Coach | 6270 N ORACLE RD

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Wells Fargo Bank and KOLD-TV will team up on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 to “Stuff the Wells Fargo Stagecoach” to benefit the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.  The stagecoach will be located at the Wells Fargo Bank at 6270 N. Oracle (near Oracle & Orange Grove) from 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM.

Non-perishable food donations will be accepted and the most needed items are peanut butter and tuna fish.  (Most needed items list). Monetary donations will also be accepted.

Help stuff the Wells Fargo Stagecoach on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Oracle and Orange Grove!


13 Gives Back with KOLD-TV

This year’s Stuff the Stagecoach is part of 13 Gives Back with KOLD-TV. KOLD-TV News Anchors are holding a competition & drive to see how much they can raise to support those in need in our community this holiday season.

Donate online today.

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Ideal Physical Therapy Holiday Food Drive

Local Physical Therapy Group Partners with Arizona Food Banks for Holiday Food Drive

box_smallIdeal Physical Therapy is pleased to be teaming up again with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona in Tucson to conduct its third Annual Holiday Food Drive.

The holiday season can be difficult for many families in our communities—often making it hard to put food on the table. Please help IDEAL Physical Therapy reduce hunger and increase awareness this holiday season. The holiday food drive will begin Wednesday, November 27th and conclude on Friday, December 20th. Food donation boxes will be placed in all 19 IDEAL Physical Therapy clinics.

All of the IDEAL clinics will collect donations of nonperishable food that will provide nourishment to those in need in our state. Those interested in donating nonperishable food in support of the Community Food Bank may drop off items at any of the IDEAL Physical Therapy locations.

Every donation helps. Please join IDEAL Physical Therapy in giving thanks by giving back to those in need. Your support is greatly appreciated. To find a location near you please visit http://www.idealphysicaltherapy.com.

ABOUT IDEAL PHYSICAL THERAPY
The primary goal of Ideal Physical Therapy is to improve patients’ quality of life by providing rehabilitative and restorative services to promote pain relief. With 19 physical therapy clinics located throughout Phoenix and Tucson, Ideal Physical Therapy employs physical therapists specializing in all forms of physical rehab, including services such as hand therapy, sports physical therapy and orthopedic physical therapy services to promote recovery from hip, elbow, knee, neck and shoulder surgery and conditions. Ideal Physical Therapy’s latest computerized patient care technologies maximize the overall patient experience and increase the quality time spent with a physical or hand therapist. Ideal Physical Therapy prides itself on “Providing Quality Care for Ideal Results”.

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“Feed Four More” at Whole Foods Market on River Road

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Feed Four More this holiday season at Whole Foods Market River Road (5555 E. River Rd). Consider donating $5, $10 or $25 to help a family in need this holiday season next time you visit the store (benefiting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona).

Whole Foods Market on River Road is one of the many places you can make a donation at this Holiday Season that will benefit the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Consider donating $5, $10 or $25 as part of their Feed Four More program.

Feed Four More will run through December 28th.



Sons of Orpheus

The 16th Annual Sons of Orpheus Concert
to Benefit the Community Food Bank
on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sons of Orpheus Gala Holiday Concert and Food Drive

Sons of Orpheus, The Male Choir of Tucson along with the Students from the Arizona School for the Deaf and the Blind raise funds and gather food for the Community Food Bank each fall. The food drive culminates with a Gala Holiday Concert at the Berger Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, December 4th at 7:00 PM.

In this 16th Annual Concert Grayson Hirst, Founder and Artistic Director of the Sons of Orpheus will lead the choir in this concert of traditional holiday music.  In addition to the Sons of Orpheus, the concert will feature performances by –

  • The students from the Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind
  • El Mariachi Tapatio de Tucson
  • Special Guests:  Lindsey McHugh, soprano and Nicole Skaggs, violinist.

Admission to the concert is at least one non-perishable food item or, preferably, a monetary donation which you can make right now.

If you choose to make an online donation please keep your receipt for concert admission.

If you would like tickets or information please contact Jim Hogan: jim@hoganschool.com or 237-3655.

Please keep in mind that every $1 donation enables the food bank to distribute almost $9 worth of food.

Last year the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona distributed almost 28 million pounds of food.

 

 

WHEN: Wednesday, December 4 at 7:00 pm

WHERE: Berger center at AZ SCHOOLS for Deaf & Blind
1200 W. Speedway, Tucson (see map)

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

 

For tickets and donation information, contact Jim Hogan at (520) 237-3655 or e-mail at jim@hoganschool.com.



FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL IN THE PARK SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

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Family Festival in the Park!

Who: Everyone
Cost:  FREE, please bring a non-perishable food donation to support the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
When: Saturday, November 16, 10 a.m-2 p.m.
Where: Reid Park, 22nd and Country Club (West of the Zoo)
Contact: Sierra Davenport, Community Promotions and Marketing Manager
Sierra.Davenport@tucsonaz.gov or 837-8032 for more information

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La Cocina Tuesday for Tucson Donates 10% to the Food Bank Nov. 19

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201 N. Court Avenue.

Tuesdays for Tucson at La Cocina

Enjoy downtown dining featuring music by Sunset Red Jazz with 10% of proceeds going to the food bank.

 

Downtown’s La Cocina at Old Town Artisans believes in the importance of community. Being a part of a community means giving back.

With a menu that offers something for everyone, a Cantina offering local beer and inspired cocktails, and a beautiful courtyard and stage, La Cocina is the perfect place for your event or fundraiser.

La Cocina presents Tuesdays for Tucson; one day each week reserved for local non-profit events. La Cocina will donate 10% of  net profits to your organization during the time of your event.



Thanksgiving on the Mayflower – November 14

94.9 MIXfm to Host Food Drive Nov. 14 | 5:30 am – 7:00 pm

 

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.

WHO: 94.9 MIXfm and Tucson Electric Power sponsor in part by Rosemont Copper and Sam’s Club 
WHAT: “Thanksgiving on the Mayflower” Donation Drive 
WHEN: Thursday, November 14, 5:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
WHERE: Sam’s Club at 4701 N. Stone Ave., on Stone, just south of River 
WHY: Raise cash and collect food donations for Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

94.9 MIXfm to Host ‘Thanksgiving on the Mayflower’ Food Drive Nov. 14

Tucson, Ariz. — 94.9 MIXfm and Tucson Electric Power (TEP) will hold a one-day fundraising and food drive from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on November 14 for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. The collection, sponsored in part by Rosemont Copper and Sam’s Club, will be held at Sam’s Club, 4701 N. Stone Ave.
The ninth 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.

TEP will donate up to $50,000 to match cash contributions from listeners during the event. “TEP and its employees want the best for our community. It’s our home, too, and we hope this food drive will make Thanksgiving a little brighter for at-risk children, families and others,” said TEP Chairman and CEO Paul Bonavia.
In the past 12 months, the Community Food Bank has experienced a six 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.

“This has been an especially difficult year for many local families. Feeding their kids is always a priority, so let’s give them a real reason to feel thankful,” said Bobby Rich, host of the Bobby Rich Morning MIX. “It’s important to remember that TEP is doing cash matching—so donations will feed even more of the needy families.”
94.9 MIXfm will broadcast live throughout the day during the November 14 drive from the parking lot of Sam’s Club on Stone, just south of River. In addition to cash, acceptable donations include nonperishable food items like canned meats, soups, yams, pie fillings, vegetables, stuffing mix and peanut butter.

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

About Journal Broadcast Group
Journal Broadcast Group owns and operates 35 radio stations and 14 television stations in 12 states and operates an additional television station under a local marketing agreement. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it is the broadcast business of Journal Communications Inc., a diversified media company with operations in publishing, radio and television broadcasting, interactive media and printing services.

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