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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»

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»

A volunteer helps bag tomatoes at the Yuma Community Food Bank.

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»

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»

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»

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»

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»

Scott Faber of the Environmental Working Group says voters are hungry for the sort of information in the Food Policy Action report, the first of its kind.

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»

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

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»

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»

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords tours the Gabrielle Giffords Family Assistance Center with Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona CEO Bill Carnegie on Monday.

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»

Bill Badger wore a 'Peace Love Gabby' bracelet for over a year, waiting to give it to the congresswoman.

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

Tina Zamora faces a two-hour roundtrip to reach a grocery store near her south Phoenix home. When she can’t make the trip, she uses her Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits at a convenience store closer by. Experts and advocates say living in so-called food deserts, areas lacking convenient access to healthy, affordable food, is especially difficult for those receiving food assistance from the government.

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

Unlike other times of the year, folks who can’t afford food at Thanksgiving don’t have to look far to find a charity meal, like this one served by volunteers Tuesday at the Washington, D.C., Convention Center.

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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