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Benefit the Community Food Bank for the Tenth Consecutive Year

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Tucson:  For the tenth consecutive year, UA4Food will combine the efforts of University of Arizona students, faculty and staff to fight hunger.  Proceeds from this year’s UA4Food Drive will benefit the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s hunger relief programs.

The UA4Food Drive is a program of The University of Arizona Office of Community Relations and is supported by the Marshall Foundation.  Detailed information is available at www.ua4food.arizona.edu.

Various organizations on campus will conduct individual food drives throughout the school year.  Organizations and dates for the food drives follow:

  • UA4Food Faculty and Staff Drive – March 3 – April 1, 2014 – Check the UA4Food Web site for participating departments and ambassadors.  Give easily and securely through the Community Food Bank’s virtual giving center at http://give.communityfoodbank.org/ua4food.

Contacts:  Sheila McGinnis at 626-4671 or Lou Medran at 449-8340.

  • Staff Advisory Council “Stuff the CatTran” – Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 6:00 AM to 7 PM – At the CatTran Passenger Drop Off Zone at Cherry & University.

Participate in the fifth annual “Stuff the CatTran” event organized by the Staff Advisory Council, Parking & Transportation Services and UA Community Relations.  Community members are also encouraged to contribute non-perishable food items.  Cash contributions will be accepted.  Drive up drop-off will be available.

Contact: Claudia Arias at (520) 621-2546. 

  • Spring Fling 2012 Food DriveApril 11, 2014, 4:00 – 10:00 PM – Combine fun with philanthropy! Receive $5.00 off your Spring Fling wrist band purchase with a donation of four (4) cans of food. Web site:  www.springfling.arizona.edu

ContactJared Young at 621-5610.

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For information on the UA4Food Drive, contact Sheila McGinnis at the University of Arizona Office of Community Relations, 626-4671 or log on to www.ua4food.arizona.edu.

To make a secure online monetary donation directly to combat hunger in Southern Arizona go to the Community Food Bank’s virtual giving center at http://give.communityfoodbank.org/ua4food. (Every dollar donated = 4 meals to local people in need!)



Annual Arts/Crafts/Community Fair & Food Drive

5th Annual Arts/Crafts/Community Fair

February 22, 2014
333 E. Wetmore Road [MAP]
9am-4pm

Arts, crafts and more! Over 70 Vendors. Kid’s Activities. Great Food. Treasures4Teachers, Kids Animal Life & Dreams. Ironwood Ridge High School Culinary Club. Event hosted by Pioneers a Volunteer Network.

There will be a food bank representative collecting food donations if you want to bring a can to donate!

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Why-a-Will Workshops 2014

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Why a Will?

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A will can help you voice your values and wishes, and ensure they are respected. It also will alleviate your family of the burden of trying to guess your final wishes, and prevent the confusion that can result when there is no will.

Write-a-Will Workshops

Join us for a free workshop with a top estate planning attorney!
The Community Food Bank is offering you free workshops on updating and creating your will. Don’t miss this opportunity!

2014 Workshops

 

Thursday, March 6
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Presenter:
Kay Richter

Community Food Bank
3003 S. Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ

Tuesday, March 11
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Presenter:
Tim Olcott

Friends In Deed
Room C
301 W Camino Casa Verde
Green Valley, AZ

Monday, March 17
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Presenter:
Elizabeth Spilotro

Caremore at 4821 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ
(SW corner River & Stone)

 

 

WORKSHOPS FILL UP QUICKLY!
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To reserve your space, RSVP by calling Erin Glockner at (520) 449-8339



Community Interactive – POVERTY: The Working Poor

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COMMUNITY INTERACTIVE

POVERTY: The Working Poor

Wednesday, February 12 from 6:30 – 8 pm Fox Theatre, Tucson (FREE)

Join Michael McDonald of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and other local panelists on Feb 12th at 6:30pm at the Fox Theatre for an engaging and informative discussion on poverty in Southern Arizona! FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Want to learn more? Visit  https://community.azpm.org/interactive/

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is participating in a solution-driven conversation on the challenges and potential solutions to poverty in Southern Arizona at Community Interactive – POVERTY: The Working Poor.  Do you have questions you want answered? Email communityinteractive@azpm.org.


 

Tucson’s poverty rates remained among the nation’s highest last year, with one in five living below the poverty threshold. Although Pima County’s poverty rate held steady in 2012 at 20 percent, the poverty rate among children was 29 percent. Many elderly, veterans, and single mothers in Pima County are struggling each and every day to survive; even while working one, two, sometimes three jobs. They just might be your neighbor, or a family member. How does one become part of the ‘working poor’? Who is doing what to help? Is it working? How does one escape poverty? Talking won’t solve the problem but perhaps by bringing people and ideas together we can move the needle towards sustained, positive change.

Neal Conan, award-winning journalist, producer, and former host of NPR’s Talk of the Nation will moderate the first Community Interactive: POVERTY :The Working Poor. Joining him will be a panel of educators, social service professionals, and others working every day to help people in need. Including the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s President & CEO Michael McDonald!

POVERTY: The Working Poor event will be free to the public. The community is encouraged to participate and submit questions prior to the event at communityinteractive@azpm.org, on azpm’s facebook page or facebook.com/CFSAZ. Select questions will be presented at the live event for discussion.

Community Interactive – POVERTY: The Working Poor event will be streamed live at azpm.org, and available on demand and broadcast on WORLD on Wednesday, February 19 at 9:30 p.m. and on the UA Channel on Thursday, February 20 at 8 p.m.

AZPM will feature the issue on news programming including, AZ Illustrated on PBS 6 and on NPR 89.1.

The series is produced in partnership by Arizona Public Media and the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, with support from COX Communications and the Arizona Daily Star.



Buddy’s Bazaar at Walter Douglas Elementary School to Continue Through the End of the School Year

Buddy’s Bazaar at Walter Douglas Elementary School to Continue Through the End of the School Year

Buddy’s Bazaar, a fresh produce monthly donation program at Walter Douglas Elementary School, will continue February through the end of the school year. The Bazaar is designed to provide fresh produce for kids primarily in the Flowing Well area and is sponsored by the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.  It is funded by a $2,500 grant from BBVA Compass Bank and a $2,500 donation from the Hagar Family Foundation.

The fresh produce for Buddy’s Bazaar is primarily collected from the Nogales Community Food Bank, a branch bank of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.  The types of fresh produce available, each month, may vary, but generally will consist of salad mix, bell peppers, squash, watermelons and other healthy foods.

For more information, please contact Joy Tucker at (520) 882-3300.

Learn how you can help local children who are suffering from food insecurity.



WinterFest 2014 to benefit the Marana Community Food Bank

Marana WinterFest 2014 is Jan 25 come stop by at Harley-Davidson in Marana
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Marana Host Lions and Harley-Davidson present Winterfest 2014.

Free event to benefit the Marana Community Food Bank.

Marana Winterfest Event this Saturday, January 25th at the Harley Davidson Store near Ina & I-10 Frontage Road. In addition to the classic car show, the vendor fair, loads of children’s activities, Harley-Davidson’s Annual Used Part Swap Meet, food, music and entertainment, one man will be running for 12 hours to raise money for the Marana Community Food Bank! Finish Line Party from 2-3 pm.

Vendor booths are available for $60 or be a corporate sponsor for $250. For additional information, contact Kathy Miller at Canyon Community Bank (520)544-2900.

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Valentine’s Day ECard

This Valentine’s Day, honor someone you love with a gift in their name to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona!

Make a donation in your valentine’s honor and we will send them a personalized E-card letting them know the difference they have helped to make!

For every dollar you donate, the food bank can provide 4 meals to people in need.

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Please give us a call if you have any questions or if you would like a physical paper Valentine’s Card at (520) 882-3296.



Hifalutin Red Hatters 6th Annual Gaslight Theatre Performance

Community Food Bank to Benefit From “Hifalutin Red Hatters”
6th Annual 
Gaslight Theatre Performance on January 26, 2014 

Tucson:  The Hifalutin Red Hatters will hold their 6th annual benefit for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the Gaslight Theatre at 3:00 PM.  The Gaslight Theatre is located at 7010 E. Broadway in Tucson.

After the performance of “The Belle of Tombstone” and everyone has had chance to boo the villain and cheer the hero and heroines, the Red Hatters will present a check to Michael McDonald, Community Food Bank Chief Executive Officer.

Although the performance is sold out, the “Hifalutin Red Hatters” invite the public to drop off non-perishable donations food items at the Gaslight Theatre before the performance between 2:00 and 3:00 PM.  A Community Food Bank truck will be in the parking lot to receive donations.  Most needed items, at this time, are peanut butter, cereal/granola bars, canned meat, canned soup, canned vegetables, canned fruit and canned tomato products.

“Several years ago our chapter,  the Highfalutin Red Hatters of Tucson,  decided we could have fun friendships, freedom and fulfillment while supporting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona,” said member, Sandra Reino. “This is our sixth year and with the support of our families, friends, Red Hat Sisters, and co-workers we have donated an average of $1,800 and 500 pounds of food each year.”

For more information, please contact Jack Parris at (520) 882-3287.



2014 Free Garden Workshops

2014 Spring Garden Workshops 

Advance registration is required: Register online! >> www.communityfoodbank.com/gardenworkshops or contact Melissa Mundt at the Community Food Bank mmundt@communityfoodbank.com, 882-3303

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If you have special needs, such as child care or interpretation we will endeavor to make arrangements with advance notice.

All workshops are free unless otherwise specified. Donations are appreciated!

LOCATIONS:

Contact us for questions or directions.

  • CFB Garden: Community Food Bank, 3003 S. Country Club, through playground on west side of building
  • Las Milpitas Farm: 2405 Cottonwood Rd, west of I-10 south of  Silverlake 

Open to anyone interested in gardening!

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Classes Fill Quickly! Register Online Now.



Empty Bowls to benefit the Marana Community Food Bank

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A luncheon to fight hunger!

Tuesday February 11, 2014 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location:
Marana Community Center 13251 N. Lon Adams Road
(just behind the Geasa Marana Library)

Requested donation:
$10 per person

Featuring delicious hot soups donated and served by the Ritz-Carlton Resort of Dove Mountain, the Highlands of Dove Mountain, Beyond Bread, other local restaurants, and introducing Caridad Community Kitchen, a program of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

Hundreds of ceramic bowls to choose from and exciting raffle opportunities.

More information: contact us at (520) 682-3001 ext. 202

All proceeds from this Empty Bowls Event will benefit the Marana Food Bank! The Marana Community Food Bank serves Marana, Rillito, Cortaro & Twin Peaks areas.