Tucson food news: Stuff the CatTran; Community Food Bank honored; Food prices up

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- An campus campaign to help the hungry kicked off Wednesday at the University of Arizona.

The schools yearly "Stuff the CatTran" event calls on students and staff to fill a shuttle bus with canned good and non-perishables all for the benefit of southern Arizona's community food bank.

so it's important that the University of Arizona give to the community.

The bus will be at the intersection of Cherry and the University Mall through the end of the week.

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Community Food Bank in Tucson has a reason to celebrate.

The non-profit times has named it as one of the 50 best non profit organizations to work for.

Different organizations across the country entered and the community food bank ranked number three overall.

For medium sized non-profits they ranked number two.

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Food prices in Arizona on the rise.  A new state farm bureau survey finds the cost of 16-basic grocery items now runs nearly $48.

That's up $2.41 or about 5% from the end of last year.

Bacon will cost you about a $1.  Russet potatoes are up $.67.

Ground chuck, white bread and shredded cheddar cheese also saw an increase.

Some foods actually went down in price.  Whole milk is down $.38.

Ham, orange juice, eggs, and chicken breasts are also cheaper than they were just a few months ago.