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Phoenix fellowship cultivating the next generation of urban farmers

The Urban Agriculture Fellowship Program - funded by the American Rescue Plan and created to address challenges brought to light through interviews with urban farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic - aims to educate and feed the community.... Read more»

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Obituary

Punch Woods, longtime Food Bank head, dead at 82

Charles T. "Punch" Woods, who led the Community Food Bank for a quarter-century, died Wednesday morning after a horseback riding accident. He was 82 years old.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Food Bank hopes to make holidays brighter for struggling families

Terry Bracy, Buckmaster Washington contributor, called in from the nation's capitol with an update on governmental affairs. Also, comet discoverer Dr. David Levy. Plus, we talked with Bill Carnegie, director of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, and state Sen. David Bradley. And to close out the show, the Superstars of the UA College of Science series featured Dr. Andrew Cohen, UA Geosciences professor, discussing his work in East Africa.... Read more»

Farmers, grocers pile produce on food banks

A family visiting its local food bank might expect to find cans of old green beans, but are just as likely to find fresh squash, cucumber, tomatoes, melon, jalapenos, bell peppers and salad, community organizers said.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: 'Stamp out Hunger' this Saturday

Interviews with Sen. Linda Lopez, Dr. Keith Boesen of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, Tucson Weekly's Jim Nintzel, TUSD Boardmember Mark Stegeman, Bill Carnegie of the Community Food Bank of Arizona and Dan Turrentine of the Letter Carriers Association, plus Councilman Paul Cunningham... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Rebranding Tucson tourism

Interviews with Allison Cooper, vice president of marketing at the Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau, plus Councilwoman Karin Uhlich and historian Ken Scoville on the 6th Annual Historic Miracle Mile Open House, and a preview of this Saturday's "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive with Community Food Bank President/CEO Bill Carnegie and Dan Turrentine of the National Association of Letter Carriers.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: TUSD Board faces big decisions

An interview with new TUSD Governing Board member Kristel Foster. Then, certified financial planner Shelly Fishman has the Tuesday Money Maker Report. plus an update from Bill Carnegie, head of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: How you can help local nonprofits

Dan Shearer of the GV News interviews Bill Carnegie of the Community Food Bank and Laura Romero of St. Andrews Children's Clinic in Nogales. Then, it's the Friday Roundtable featuring Tucson Weekly Editor Jimmy Boegle and TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith. Plus, Matt Russell with "Weekend Watch."... Read more»

Az lawmakers get low marks on food-policy

Arizona lawmakers fared poorly Wednesday on a new national scorecard that ranked all 535 members of the current Congress for their votes on a range of food and farm issues. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Food Bank launches Hunger Action Month

Interviews with Bill Carnegie of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, financial planner Shelly Fishman, and Tom Collier, consumer affairs contributor.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Tucson housing picture brightens

Monday on Buckmaster - Analyst John Strobeck looks at the latest housing numbers, plus commentators Paul Eckerstrom and John Munger and an update from the Community Food Bank.... Read more»

Pima County Library to waive fines for food

The Pima County Public Library will reduce outstanding overdue fines for a can of food for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Plus, a new library director was named.... Read more»

Giffords winds up congressional duties with Food Bank visit

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' last official act in her district was not a rousing speech to political supporters, nor a tearful resignation. Rather, she took a quiet tour of the good works others are doing in her honor. Giffords paid a visit Monday to the Food Bank family assistance center named for her. ... Read more»

Giffords meets with 'Congress On Your Corner' constituents

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords met with constituents Monday in private gathering billed as a completion of the "Congress on Your Corner" event at which she was shot.... Read more»3

Special report

Eating healthy challenging in 'food desert'

There are 700,000 Arizonans who live in what the federal government terms a food desert, or a low-income area that lacks immediate access to healthy, affordable food. It’s especially challenging for those receiving SNAP benefits.... Read more»1

More Arizonans giving thanks on a food-stamp budget

As Arizonans gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, more than 1 million of them will be putting turkey on the table with the help of food stamps this year.... Read more»

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