With the holiday season fast approaching, the Tucson Community Food Bank is entering its busiest time of year, a time when the food bank struggles to make sure every person and family in need receives a meal. Journal Broadcast Group’s 94.9 MIXfm and community partners Tucson Electric Power, Rosemont Copper, Sunflower Markets and Meridian Mayflower Moving Systems want to help.
The community partners will be collecting canned items by having “Thanksgiving on the Mayflower,” a community-giving opportunity to fill an entire Mayflower moving truck with non-perishable items to restock the Tucson Community Food Bank. The event will be held 11/17.
“Because the Food Bank is experiencing a 25% increase in demand by hungry Southern Arizona families, we are asking our listeners to come out to the Sunflower Market store on 1st and Limberlost and drop off donations — especially nonperishable food items like canned meats, soups, yams, pie fillings, vegetables, stuffing mix and peanut butter,” said Bobby Rich, host of the Bobby Rich Morning MIX.
“The Tucson Community Food Bank can distribute over ten dollars in food for every one dollar donated,” said Shaun Holly, operations manager of Journal Broadcast Group – Tucson Radio Operations. “On final tally from our drive last year, our community raised more than $131,000 and collected more than 7,000 pounds of food for the Tucson Community Food Bank. And thanks to Tucson Electric Power, cash donations will be matched dollar for dollar, as they did last year.”