Tuesday, November 28 is Giving Tuesday and it’s an incredible way to show your love and support to local organizations here in the city. 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.
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona responds to the root causes of hunger and seeks to restore dignity, health, opportunity, and hope to people living in poverty. The Food Bank’s main mission is to change lives in the communities we serve by “feeding the hungry today and building a healthy, hunger-free tomorrow.”
To make a donation, visit communityfoodbank.org.
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.
To make a donation, visit communitygardensoftucson.org.
Flowers & Bullets is a local organization and farm that’s all about reclaiming and amplifying “cultural roots through sustainability, art, and rebellion to liberate, heal, and empower the community.”
Flowers and Bullets is a grassroots collective that got its start back in 2012, and strive to create outlets for the community, highlighting the “life we live and the places that we come from.”
To make a donation, visit flowersandbullets.com.
“Iskashitaa Refugee Network creates opportunities to integrate UN refugees into the Southern Arizona community while educating the public and strengthening the local food system, reducing local food waste, and increasing food security.”
To make a donation, visit iskashitaa.org.
“Your donation will help provide educational programming and technical assistance in English and Spanish to locally-owned businesses across the state and help entrepreneurs businesses prepare for the future by finding sustainable solutions to lessen their business’s impact on Arizona’s limited resources. Year-round, you demonstrate your values when you buy local, eat local, volunteer local, and give local.”
To make a donation, visit localfirstaz.com.
This year, grace the garden with your gifts. Mission Garden, located down below Sentinel Peak is one of Tucson’s most precious destinations.
To make a donation, visit missiongarden.org.
Mobile Meals has been around since 1968 but in July 2023, the new MMSA Kitchen opened, with the “promise of offering food choice and affordable meal options to anyone who needs them.”
To make a donation, visit mobilemealssoaz.org.
“SAACA believes that every culture has a history and tradition to honor. This common thread allows us to communicate across cultures in a universal language and understand one another in a different way. By supporting local arts and creativity, we animate our city with culture, empathy, and create a stronger sense of place. Your individual investment in a vibrant Arizona today unlocks the creative potential for each of us tomorrow.”
To make a donation, visit saaca.org.
“Tucson City of Gastronomy (TCoG) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a board of directors formed in 2016 to manage the UNESCO City of Gastronomy designation of Tucson and its southern Arizona foodshed. Its mission is ‘Growing a sustainable desert community by supporting our creative food cultures.’ Board members represent key stakeholders in the community and local food system.”
To make a donation, visit tucson.cityofgastronomy.org.
When you get to the farm, look for the windmill, go around to the back, and then check out the organic farm-fresh goodness ready to take home to your table (during U-Pick Tuesdays). To many, it’s a satisfying experience wandering the fields, soaking in the views of the Catalinas, and getting the chance to harvest your own food.
To make a donation, visit give.uafoundation.org.
“As we inch closer to Giving Tuesday, we at WMG are filled with anticipation and excitement. This year, our goal is ambitious but achievable: we aim to raise $50,000 to support our vital work in water conservation and sustainable living in Tucson.”
To make a donation, visit watershedmg.org.
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