Feinstein Challenge to Match Gifts from March 1 to April 30, 2014

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Donations of cash and food made between March 1 and April 30, 2014 to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, its four branch banks and Caridad Community Kitchen are eligible for the Feinstein Challenge.  During this nationwide challenge, the Rhode Island-based Feinstein Foundation will provide a partial match for every dollar raised or pound of food donated.

For the 17th consecutive year, $1 million will be divided among hunger-fighting agencies nationwide, including the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and its branch food banks.

The Feinstein Foundation was founded by Alan Shawn Feinstein and is dedicated to the alleviation of hunger, the importance of community service in education and the values of caring, compassion and brotherhood.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for local businesses, schools, churches and communities to come together and have their contributions of food or dollars matched by the Feinstein Challenge to benefit local families in need,” said Michael McDonald, Community Food Bank CEO.

To make donations eligible for the Feinstein Challenge, they must be received by the Community Food Bank between March 1 and April 30, 2014.  Donations may be made online or by calling (520) 882-3296.

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UA4Food 2014 Kicks Off on March 3rd to    UA_4 Food_RGB_web

Benefit the Community Food Bank for the Tenth Consecutive Year


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.


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!)

Let’s Can Hunger Food Drive February 22

Food drive flyer

Saturday February 22
Walmart Supercenter at El Con

Food drive to address the urgent need for hunger relief in the Tucson community. Presented by UA Enactus.


Annual Arts/Crafts/Community Fair & Food Drive

5th Annual Arts/Crafts/Community Fair

February 22, 2014
333 E. Wetmore Road [MAP]

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!

Download Information Flyer


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.  

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.


Caremore Health Plan of Arizona Presents “Stuff the Bus” Week

Caremore Health Plan of Arizona Presents “Stuff the Bus” Week

The Caremore Stuff the Bus will be held in Tucson from December 2nd to the 6th,  9 am- 12 pm and then in Green valley on the 7th from 9 am to 12 pm

TUCSON –A “Stuff the Bus” event to benefit the Community Food Banks will be held by CareMore Health Plan of Arizona at two Care Center locations in the Tucson area the week of December 2nd through the 7th.

Officials at CareMore stated the CareMore bus will be stationed at the Care Center location, 4821 N Stone Avenue (near the corner of River and Stone), daily from December 2nd through the 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The bus will then be in Green Valley during the same time frame on Saturday, December 7th.  The Green Valley Care Center is located at 191 W Esperanza Boulevard.

CareMore hopes that the public will participate by taking non-perishable food items to the bus. The food banks also need toiletries and senior incontinence products.  The drive is being held to assist the food banks in providing those in need with ample amounts of food and ancillary items.

Mary Jane Goodrick, Executive Director of the Green Valley-Sahuarita Food Bank stated, “When people in our community don’t have enough food to get through the day, it costs us all. Food insecurity creates health problems. Children may struggle to learn. Workers may be less productive. Opportunities are lost. These are all real people struggling to get enough to eat.”


For more information, contact DeShanna  Vasquez at 520-314-3338.

Winterhaven Festival of Lights

December 14 through December 28 | 6:00-10:00pm Annual Winterhaven Festival of Lights

Community Food Bank to Benefit From the 64th Annual Winterhaven Festival of Lights December 14 through December 28, 2013           

Tucson:  The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will again benefit from the 64th Annual Winterhaven Festival of Lights to be held from December 14 through December 28, 2013.  Visitors to the Festival may walk through the neighborhood from 6:00 to 10:00 PM each night.
This year the drive through nights will be December 17th, 27th and 28th

Visitors will enjoy the colorful home decorations, lights and majestic trees in the Winterhaven neighborhood.  While many people walk the streets of Winterhaven, visitors may also enjoy haywagon rides, and heated trolley rides through the neighborhood.

Last year the Winterhaven Festival of Lights collected 33,905 pounds of food and $20,753 for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.  Winterhaven residents hope to top that total in 2013.

There is no entrance fee for the Festival, but attendees are asked to bring canned food or make a monetary donation to the Food Bank.  Most needed items are cereal, canned meats, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned soups and canned tomato products.  Also, a reminder that for every $1 donated to the Food Bank it can distribute four meals.

For more information about the Winterhaven Festival of Lights, call (520) 327-0111 or log onto www.winterhavenfestival.org