UA4Food Talking Points

What is UA4Food?

UA4Food is The University of Arizona’s charitable campaign to fight hunger in Pima County, conducted in partnership with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

Who is involved?

UA faculty, staff, students, alumni, retirees, and the Marshall Foundation.

Where do UA4Food donations of food and money go?

UA4Food donations support emergency food boxes and all three of the Community Food Bank’s Child Hunger & Nutrition Programs. · Snak Paks for Kids – Provides backpacks filled with healthy snacks every Friday afternoon to children at-risk for hunger who receive subsidized meals at school. · Kids Club – After school program that teaches children about nutrition and provides healthy snacks three days a week. · Sumer Meals – Provides free meals for children in need during the summer break from school.

When does UA4Food take place?

The campus-wide initiative includes events and drives sponsored by different departments, groups, and merchants during the entire year. A large number of UA4Food activities take place during March and April, including the UA4Food Faculty & Staff Drive and the Spring Fling.

How can I participate?

Visit the UA4Food website at http://ua4food.arizona.edu. There you may donate online, learn of UA4Food events, and attain information on how to run a UA4Food drive. UA4Food is coordinated by The University of Arizona Office of Community Relations. For more information contact ua4food@email.arizona.edu or Sheila McGinnis at 626-4671.