Giving Tuesday 2022: Supporting local farms & nonprofits in Tucson

The season of giving

Tuesday, November 29 is Giving Tuesday and it’s an incredible way to show your love and support to local organizations here in the city. Promoting local organic food, farms, culinary education, scholarship programs, and volunteer-powered programs happening in town.

(Photo by Kampus Production)

(Photo by Kampus Production)

Here’s a list of just a few spots in town that contribute to the local food scene or support it in one way or another — show them some love back this year.

Also, head over to givingtuesday.org if you’re in the loving mood to give back to even more folks around the globe.

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

3003 S. Country Club Rd.
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Photo courtesy of Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

When making a donation to the Community Food Bank, you’re helping families in Southern Arizona get access to nutritious food throughout the holiday season and beyond.

“Your gifts fight hunger today by providing meals to our community. Funds also support the broader work of building a healthy, hunger-free future, including community gardens, farmers’ markets, nutrition programs, advocacy, and other initiatives that address the root causes of poverty and hunger.”

To make a donation, visit communityfoodbank.org

Community Gardens of Tucson

5049 E. Broadway Blvd. #300
Photo courtesy of Community Gardens of Tucson on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Community Gardens of Tucson on Facebook

Keep in mind that your gift to local farms and organizations could qualify you for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit program. This means a possible tax credit of up to $400 is in store or even $800 for those filing taxes together.

“With your help, we can promote local organic food, education and scholarship programs, and amazing, volunteer-powered, neighborhood greenspaces.”

To make a donation, visit communitygardensoftucson.org.

Flowers & Bullets

3538 E. Ellington Pl.
Photo courtesy of Flowers & Bullets on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Flowers & Bullets on Facebook

The group is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year and during this season of giving they’ll hoping to grow their midtown farm. Additionally, any donation received will help Flowers & Bullets fund upcoming projects like purchasing the property they’re currently leasing.

“We want all of you to know that the work we’ve been able to do this year would not be possible without this community. Thank you for your support.”

To make a donation, visit givebutter.com

Mission Garden

946 W. Mission Ln.
Sentinel Peak view from Mission Garden (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Sentinel Peak view from Mission Garden (Credit: Jackie Tran)

This year, grace the garden with your gifts. Mission Garden, located down below Sentinel Peak is one of Tucson’s most precious destinations.

“Know that you make a difference. 100% of your gifts will be put to work at once.”

To make a donation, visit missiongarden.org

Tucson Hop Shop

3230 N. Dodge Blvd., Unit H
Photo courtesy of Tucson Hop Shop on Instagram

Photo courtesy of Tucson Hop Shop on Instagram

From 5 – 7 p.m., the Living Streets Alliance will be at the Tucson Hop Shop’s beer garden for happy hour festivities. Enjoy a drink, perhaps meet someone new, and support your local community. They’ll also be serving snacks, offering giveaways, and even sharing a few surprises along the way.

“Hop Shop will be donating a portion of our sales revenues to this awesome local organization. Living Streets Alliance is helping to make the streets of Tucson more accessible and friendly for walkers, bikers, and non-drivers in general, and we are on board with the mission.”

For more information, follow Tucson Hop Shop on Facebook

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