Press Conference to Introduce New President/CEO, Michael McDonald

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will host a press conference on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:30 PM to introduce its new President/CEO, Michael McDonald.  The press conference will take place at the Food Bank’s main location at 3003 S. Country Club Road, Tucson, AZ 85713.

Gregg Johnson, Community Food Bank Board Chair will introduce Mr. McDonald who will briefly discuss his vision for the Food Bank’s future.

Mr. McDonald will lead the Community Food Bank with a staff of over 125 employees, hundreds of volunteers and numerous community partners to assist families in need in a 23,106 square mile area of Southern Arizona.

Mr. Johnson, Mr. McDonald and the Food Bank Management Team will be available for interview opportunities following the press conference.

For more details on the press conference, please contact Jack Parris at (520) 882-3287.



Amado Food Bank to Come Under the Administration of the Green Valley-Sahuarita Food Bank

Effective January 1, 2014

Amado, AZ:  Changes in staffing at the Amado Community Food Bank will necessitate that the branch food bank come under the administration of the Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food bank on January 1, 2014.  Previous plans for a transition period are no longer possible.

The Amado Food Bank is not closing.

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will work with the Amado community to help develop plans for support services, outside of food distribution, that were previously conducted by the Amado Food Bank.

“Our goal is to provide the best possible services to the people we serve through the Amado Community Food Bank,” said Bill Carnegie, President/CEO.  “We will continue to work with the Amado Community to create an efficient and improved food distribution site in Amado.”

Following the New Years Holiday and closure for inventory on January 2nd and 3rd, the Amado Community Food Bank will reopen January 6th.

The Amado Community Food Bank will continue to serve families in the Amado, Tubac, Arivaca, Elephant Head, Tumacacori and Lakewood areas.

For more information, please contact Bill Carnegie at (520) 622-0525 X 214



Mardi Gras 2014!

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Good Vibrations- a ’60s dance to benefit the Marana Community Food Bank

The Marana Community Food Bank is presenting an evening of reminiscing and fun
on Saturday March 15th, 2014
at the Ritz-Carlton at Dove Mountain.

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Good Vibrations is a return to the 60s dance featuring the Sixties Garage Band

Featuring Master of Ceremonies Alan Michaels

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Your participation will ensure that the Marana Community Food Bank
can continue its work in meeting the food needs of the hungry in
Marana, Picture Rocks, Avra Valley and northwest Tucson.

Date: 
Time: 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
at the Ritz-Carlton at Dove Mountain



Holiday Challenge! Four Local Families Will Match Up to $110,000 in Online Donations until December 31, 2013

Community Food Bank’s Holiday Challenge, Presented by Four Local Families,  

Will Match Up to $110,000 in Online Donations until December 31, 2013 

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The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s Holiday Challenge will be presented this year by four local families: The Jim Click Family Foundation, Jim and Sandy Peebles, Barry and Janet Lang and the Chen/Chow family.  The dollar-for-dollar match up to $110,000, until December 31, 2013, will help needy families in Southern Arizona during this holiday season. 

The community is asked to meet the challenge by going online and making a donation.  If someone does not have access to the internet, they may call (520) 882-3296 and donate to the challenge.

Last year, the Community Food Bank distributed over 27 million pounds of food, enough for over 63,000 meals each day.

2010 tax credit

Also, remember before the end of the year the Arizona’s Charitable Tax Credit Law allows a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on contributions to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.  New this year, you do not need to itemize your taxes to claim the credit. Taxpayers filing as a single person can receive a credit up to $200 or up to $400 if you file jointly.  Donors have until Tuesday, December 31, 2013 to meet the requirements.

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For more information on the Community Food Bank’s Holiday Challenge, contact Sio Castillo at (520) 882-3308.



Mr. An’s Holiday Food Drive

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FRIDAY, DEC. 13TH Mr. An’s Turkey Drive       6091 N Oracle Road | 6am-6:30pm

Mr. An, will be holding a food drive to benefit hungry families this holiday season!

Stop by Mr. An’s | Teppan Steak, Sushi, & Seafood to drop off a holiday donation for the hungry.

See a list of the food bank’s most needed items.

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!



Nova Financial Turkey Drive – Dec 12

THURSDAY, DEC. 12TH Nova Financial Turkey Drive | 6am-6:30pm |  1650 E. River Rd.  just west of Campbell.

13 Gives Back & Volpe Team are holding a food drive for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona at
Nova Home Loans 1650 E. River Road (River & Campbell) from 6am-6:30 pm.

Sponsored by Volpe Team with Nova Home Loans.  

Your support makes a difference! Check out the Community Food Bank Most Needed Items List. Any amount helps!
Thank you to everyone for helping to make sure local families don’t go hungry this holiday season.

Donate to feed local hungry families now at Tucson News Now – 13 Gives Back Virtual Food Drive.

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Request the Community Food Bank’s 2014 Kids Calendar

They make great holiday gifts! Limited supply available, so request yours today.

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Suggested donation: $5

All the drawings in the calendar are by local children from 12 different schools in Southern Arizona.

The calendar serves not only as a reminder that hunger is a year-round issue, but that the majority of the people we serve are families with children. Any gift helps feed hungry families in Southern Arizona.

Limit 2 calendars per household.

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2nd annual APEX MMA Holiday Bash to Benefit Community Food Bank

December 22nd, 5:30-7pm  Annual APEX MMA Holiday

The 2nd annual APEX MMA Holiday Bash is open to all! Food and refreshments will be served! Please bring a food item as your “entry donation” for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

Bring your 2014 APEX Calendar and a sharpie to get autographs from APEX MMA fighters featured in the calendar!

10% of the 2014 APEX MMA Fighter Calendar profits will be donated. Please visit the APEX MMA site for more info!



Board of Directors Selects Michael McDonald as New President/CEO

Michael McDonaldThe Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona Board of Directors has selected Michael McDonald as its new President/CEO.  The announcement was made by Gregg Johnson, Chair of the Community Food Bank Board.  The Board conducted a nationwide search before selecting Mr. McDonald.  He will begin his new duties on January 2, 2014.

Mr. McDonald has been Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity, Tucson since 2004.  He has nearly three decades of experience in nonprofit, for profit and public sector organizations including Burr-Brown Corporation, The Nature Conservancy, Native Seed/SEARCH and the University of Arizona.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts, English Education degree in 1986 from the University of Arizona and a Masters in International Business Management degree in1997 from Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management.  He is currently serving on boards of numerous community nonprofit organizations.

“We are excited and pleased that Michel McDonald will be the new President/CEO of the Community Food Bank,” said Gregg Johnson, Chair of the Community Food Bank Board of Directors.  “Michael believes that, of all of Southern Arizona’s human-service non-profits, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona provides the greatest tangible benefit to families in need across our diverse communities.  We are confident that Michael is the right person, at this time, to lead us towards fulfilling our vision of a healthy, hunger-free community.”

Mr. McDonald will lead the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona with a staff of over 125 employees working to assist families in need in a 23,106 square mile area.  The Community Food Bank facilities include the main warehouse in Tucson, branch food banks in Amado, Green Valley-Sahuarita, Marana and Nogales, Arizona and the Caridad Community Kitchen.

For more information, please contact Gregg Johnson at (520) 203-1231.