Calling all Hunger Heroes! The 2016 HungerWalk is September 17th!

What creates a caring community?

Volunteers and advocacy create a caring community!

According to the 2015 Community Food Bank Gratitude Report, the Green Valley Branch of Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona conducted the following food insecurity activities:

  • Assisted 56,000 local clients with emergency food assistance
  • Distributed 1.2 million pounds of food, fresh produce accounting for 181,000 pounds
  • Put 1 million meals on local tables that might otherwise sit empty

Now is the time to step up and become a Hunger Hero! Hunger Heroes build caring communities by helping friends and neighbors falling short on their nutritional needs.

Join us on Saturday, September 17th for the 2016 HungerWalk  for the Green Valley-Sahuarita area. This event is located at The Shoppes at La Posada in Green Valley, Arizona.

The 2016 HungerWalk event schedule:

7 AM – Pre-registration pick-up and same day registration

8 AM- Walk/Run begins

Walk or run alone, come with family, or create your own Hunger Hero team! Cheering supporters are welcomed!

The choice is yours…Walk or run the 2.6 mile La Posada Perimeter route or the shorter .8 mile Park Centre  route.  Find a printable or downloadable 2016 HungerWalk route map here!

Now is your chance to help create a caring community! Sign-up online for the 2016 HungerWalk for Green Valley – Sahuarita here.

Remember, every $1  donated provides  4 meals assisting local children, families, and seniors with their nutritional needs throughout the holidays and the whole year. All proceeds from this walk benefits the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. 

For sponsorship or general information about the 2016 Green Valley Hunger Walk, please call the Green Valley community food bank office at 520-625-5252.

Don’t want to participate in the 2016 HungerWalk, but want to donate to the Community Food Bank?  Please visit their donations page.

For event updates, please visit The Shoppes at La Posada Facebook page!

La Posada at Park Centre is Arizona’s 1st accredited  Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Green Valley, AZ, 23 miles south of Tucson.  We offer maintenance-free living choices: apartments, Garden Homes, and Park Centre Homes.

Volunteering Creates Community!

Did you know the United States was founded on volunteerism?

According to the VolunteerMatch.org blog post, the original American colonists banded together to help each other plant and harvest crops, build houses, and create a new government.  In 1736,  Benjamin Franklin created and developed the first volunteer firehouse.

Since then, volunteers have played a pivotal role accomplishing the impossible in most historical events: The Great Awakening, The Civil War, The Great Depression, and World War II.

Volunteering creates community! Volunteers shape history by committing their time and efforts to a course of action benefiting others. Whether your retired or still in the work force, volunteerism creates solutions most communities don’t have the resources to solve.

Anyone can volunteer. Your volunteerism benefits children, retirees, nonprofits, and community service organizations providing crucial assistance to the general public. In Green Valley, examples of these organizations are the Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank and Valley Assistance Services.

Volunteering allows one to…

  • Share their knowledge with younger generations
  • Make new friends
  • Discover hidden talents
  • Build new skill sets
  • Improve life for others
  • Develop self-confidence
  • Find sense of purpose
  • Creates smiles

Ready to volunteer?

Here’s how one can volunteer in the Green Valley- Sahuarita , Arizona community:

Visit the Green Valley – Sahuarita  Volunteer Clearinghouse which lists the latest, local volunteering opportunities!

If you wish to volunteer with La Posada or Casa Community Services, visit our volunteer page. Or , dial La Posada Volunteer Manager Barbara Salazar at 520-648-7999.

 

La Posada’s mission :To Maximize the Well-Being of Seniors.

La Posada at Park Centre is Arizona’s 1st accredited  Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Green Valley, AZ, 23 miles south of Tucson.  We offer maintenance-free living choices: apartments, Garden Homes, and Park Centre Homes.

Art Auction to Benefit Community Food Bank is Friday, December 4th!

What makes a great holiday gift?

Unique self-expression!  Or, fine art created by Green Valley’s wonderful artists!

Join us for the 2nd Annual Art Auction at Posada Java on Friday, December 4th, 6 PM.

Come for a great night of music, raffle drawings, fine art, and bidding competition.   Whether one comes to shop, buy, or socialize, your helping a great cause during their most needed time of the year.  Hors d’oeuvres provided.

All proceeds earned and donated at the art auction benefits the Green Valley-Sahuarita Food Community Food Bank.

Now, how does one give art as a gift? We got you covered with these ideas!

Thank you local artisans for donating your works to a great community service.

Free admission. This event is located at Posada Java in the Shoppes at La Posada.

For event updates or art work information, please visit The Shoppes at La Posada Facebook page!

For further information, please dial the Green Valley-Sahuarita Food Bank at 520 -625 -5252.

La Posada’s mission :To Maximize the Well-Being of Seniors.

La Posada at Park Centre is Arizona’s 1st accredited  Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Green Valley, AZ, 23 miles south of Tucson.  We offer maintenance-free living choices: apartments, Garden Homes, and Park Centre Homes.