27 January, 2022, 04:01

“Tucson Originals” to kick off a community food drive for the new year

With the new year comes new opportunities to help the community.

The culinary members of Tucson Originals are reaching out and lending a hand to those dealing with food insecurities by holding a drive.

They’ve teamed up with the Community Foodbank of Southern Arizona in several restaurant locations throughout the city on Friday, February 26.

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Photo courtesy of Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

“I think it is important now more than ever, that we reach out to help our community,” said Tucson Originals board member, food drive organizer, and owner of Ghini’s French Caffe, Coralie Satta. “Even though as small locally owned restaurants we too are suffering, we always have food and not everyone is that lucky. Making space for a donation box at our locations is the least we can do.”

Other participating restaurants include Roccos Little Chicago, Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ, Gourmet Girls, Vero Amore, Noble Hops, Firetruck Brewing Company, Chef Chic, Barrio Brewing Company, Fiamme Pizza, and Bisbee Breakfast Club.

“Some of us are also giving incentive thank you gifts to customers who are supporting us in this effort,” said Satta. “At Ghini’s we give a $5 gift certificate to anyone that donates five or more canned goods.”

Stay tuned for more details from all of the restaurants as we get closer to the date. Each location has drop-off boxes for non-expired canned goods and cash donation envelopes that will be collected by the Food Bank on Friday, February 26.

For more information, on the Tucson Originals visit www.tucsonoriginals.com.

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