Community Food Bank Gleaning Program Cancelled for 2013 Due to Freezing Temperaturesby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Jan. 15, 2013, under Press Releases
Tucson: The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona in Tucson has cancelled the gleaning of citrus fruit for 2013 due to damage from recent cold weather. The cancellation is also in effect for the Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank.
“The recent Southern Arizona area record freeze has destroyed the citrus crops available for this year’s gleaning project,” said Bill Carnegie, President/CEO. “We are sorry for this development, but much of the fruit left on the trees is not edible.”
Homeowners who pick their own citrus and verify that it is good may call the Community Food Bank and arrange for pickup.
For additional information, contact at Lou Medran at (520) 449-8340