Giffords visits Community Food Bank before stepping down

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Congresswoman Giffords visited the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona Monday

She toured the Gabrielle Giffords Family Assistance Center, opened thanks to funds raised after the shooting.

The folks at the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona experienced the gamut of emotions Monday.

"We're very honored today to to have Congresswoman Giffords stopping by here, um I lost my train of thought its kind of an emotional day," said Community Food Bank of Southern AZ CEO Bill Carnegie addressing the audience.

In her final appearance of touring tucson congresswoman gabrielle giffords made a stop at the Southern Arizona Community Food Bank where she met with some old friends.

"It was wonderful to see her she's a remarkable human being it represents everything that's beautiful and caring and good about Tucson and Arizona," said Community Food Bank board member Barry Corey.

Representative Giffords toured the assistance center named in her honor.

Since the shooting on January 8 about $325,000 has been donated to the center.

The money gives visitors to the food bank the opportunity to get cash assistance, food stamps, and medical assistance.

The tour allowed giffords to meet workers and say good bye for the time being but not farewell.

Most believe she will be back representing Arizona in some way.

"Based on what I have seen, so far, I have every reason to believe it with the progress she has made thus far we hope to see her back 100% in the near future," said Carnegie.

Before she steps down, Congresswoman Giffords will travel to Washington for President Obama's State of the Union address.

It's expected to be her final act as a member of Congress.