Donate & give back to the Community Food Bank at Winterhaven Festival of Lights

It's the season of giving, after all.

The 70th annual Winterhaven Festival of Lights is doing its part and illuminating Tucson once again, and it’s also a great opportunity to do your part while admiring the twinkling.

From now until Sunday, December 29, everyone’s encouraged to bring non-perishable food or monetary donations to the event for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

Sure, lights and decorations that are perfectly placed on the homes in the neighborhood are majestic, but giving back could make any Grinch’s heart twinkle and quadruple in size.

This is the food bank’s second-largest food drive of the year and they’re accepting donations at the Ft. Lowell, Country Club, and Prince Rd. entrances. If you can’t donate in person you can also give your support online.

Most Needed Items Include:

  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Tuna, Chicken, Vegetables, Fruit, Soup, and Tomato Products
  • Beans
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Nuts

The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona hopes to gather 60,000 pounds of food this year, which would surpass last year’s collection of 56,238 pounds.

That would be a hefty load — even for Santa Claus, himself.

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