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Equity Forum to meet Ward 3 Democratic Council candidates

Info from LSA:
“The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, YWCA of Southern Arizona, Living Streets Alliance, the Southwest Fair Housing Council, and L.U.P.E.Tucson (Lucha Unida de Padres y Estudiantes) invite you to meet the Ward 3 Democratic primary candidates on Saturday, August 5th from 10:30am to 12:00pm at the Donna R. Liggins Center,2160 N. 6th Avenue, for the first-ever candidate forum to focus specifically on equity.

All the primary candidates are confirmed to attend: Felicia Chew, Paul Durham and Tom Tronsdal. (There is no primary on the Republican ticket, as there is no candidate running.)

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1st Annual Pumpkin Smash sponsored by Community Food Bank of So. AZ


Pumpkin Smash on Nov. 5,

1 to 4 p.m

at Las Milpitas de Cottonwood Farm, 2405 S. Cottonwood Lane, Tucson

 “The Community Food Bank’s first Annual Pumpkin Smash will take place on Saturday November 5th from 1pm-4 pm at Las Milpitas Farm. The Pumpkin Smash will be a fun, family friendly event focusing on sustainable gardening practices and how they can benefit our community as a whole. This exciting event will include the opportunity to bring used jack-o-lanterns for composting, sample pumpkin related recipes, and even watch a pumpkin catapulting competition! The Pumpkin Smash will also feature music, kid’s activities, and an opportunity to learn more about gardening and sustainability organizations and programs of the Community Food Bank.”

The public is welcome to bring their own jack o lanterns to smash, launch, catapult- or just come to enjoy the food and festivities. There’ll be music, kids’ activities, pumpkin catapult contest, recipes and a mini garden fair featuring:

Food Conspiracy Co-op
Café 54 Food Truck
Tanks Green Stuff Organic Compost
Compost Cats
Tucson Organic Gardeners
Tucson Village Farm
Caridad Community Kitchen
Desert Harvesters
Pima County Dept Environmental Quality
And more!

More information contact Melissa Mundt, mmundt@communityfoodbank.org

If your business or organization is interested in attending or sponsoring please see Sponsorship Packet.

Join the discussion on our Facebook event page.



Fed by Threads moving downtown to Congress Street


I attended the first grand opening of Fed by Threads (located at 435 E. 9th Street just east of 4th Avenue) in Nov. 2012.  They are now moving their store downtown to 350 E. Congress to the ground floor of that newish parking garage across from The Cadence apts.  And they’re having another big party/grand opening on Saturday May 17, 12 noon to 6 p.m. to celebrate:

We are building the clothing store we ourselves have never walked into! If you think feeding food-insecure Americans is important, supporting fair-wage manufacturing jobs for Americans, reducing our carbon footprint, and/or supporting positive body image especially for women and girls but guys too, then come for Fed By Threads Flagship Store Grand Opening on the famous Congress Street near Hotel Congress and Gio Taco! We feed 12 emergency meals via Food Banks like Community Food Bank per item we design and sell! We just crossed 137,928 emergency meals fed to food insecure Americans! We are going to (have) snacks, drinks, some live music, and a fabulous time. Bring a friend or two!

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