6th Annual Plastic Model Swap Meet & Contest

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19th, 2014 9:00 am to 3:00 pm  

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!

Download Flyer for more information


SACEA Shred-a-thon

January 11, 2014
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
SACEA Shred-a-thon
Target Shopping Center
at 6400 E. Grant Road

Requesting $5 per box or 3 non-perishable food items.  

All Things Food Class Starts Jan 16 ~ Sign Up Now

Interested in healthy food?
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will present a five-part class series around the food system, family nutrition, healthy meal planning, preparation, budgeting, and more. This class is geared towards anyone who is interested in increasing their daily nutrition in inexpensive, simple ways.

A healthy, delicious supper with recipes will be provided at each class!

When: Thursday evenings, Jan 16th- Feb 13th, 2014, 5:30-7:00pm
Where: The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 17750 S La Canada Dr
This series is free, but class size is limited so sign up early!

Register below or Contact Leona at (520) 882-3295 or LDavis@communityfoodbank.org to register or with questions.
Students are strongly encouraged to attend all five classes.

All Things Food!  Class Schedule (Thursday Evenings 5:30-7pm)
Jan 16: Understanding Our Food System
Jan 23: Sleuthing Your Supermarket
Jan 30: Family Nutrition and Healthy Meal Planning
Feb 6: Budgeting and Healthy Cooking
Feb 13: Thinking Outside the Supermarket – Home Gardens and Farmers’ Markets

Printable Flyer

All Things Food Class! Free, but seating is limited. Please Sign Up Below:



Select Classes You Will Attend (Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend all five classes):
Dietary Restrictions:

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.

Mardi Gras 2014!



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

Alan Michaels

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.

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.


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

Mr. An’s Holiday Food Drive


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.


Request the Community Food Bank’s 2014 Kids Calendar

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


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.