Mary’s Place in Rockford Will Host Benefit for Local Food Pantry

For more than ten years, local musician Michael Whyte has been organizing an annual benefit for the Rock River Valley Food Pantry. The 2015 edition will be held on Friday December 11th and Saturday December 12th.
 
 
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ROCKFORD, Ill. - Nov. 17, 2015 - PRLog -- For more than ten years, local musician Michael Whyte has been organizing an annual benefit for the Rock River Valley Food Pantry. The 2015 edition will be held, as always, at Mary’s Place, 602 Madison Street in Rockford. The event will take place on Friday December 11th (7 PM to close) and Saturday December 12th (4 PM to close). Food and merchandise will be available at the event. Admission is $5 each night, but you can take a dollar off for each non-perishable food item donated.

While the roster of performers isn’t quite complete yet, there is quite a remarkable list so far. These acts are all scheduled to appear at some point during the two days of the event:

La Historia

jf gaziano & beat merchants

Law & Love

Swingbilly RFD

Rick Farley

Hilly Jones

Jesus Correa

Paper Airplane

Paul Hieser

Banks Myers - featuring Michael Banks and Craig Myers of Fuse

Disaster Rituals

Ron Holm

The Rock River Valley Pantry provides food to those in urgent need. As a community based pantry they provide 3-4 days of healthy, nutritious food to men, women, and children every month. In October 2013 7,895 clients used the pantry. 40% were children and 7% were over the age of 65. They rely on food drives, fundraisers, state issued commodities, and grants to meet the need of those going hungry. During their last fiscal year they had more than 74,000 user visits and distributed 1,080,000 pounds of food. Every dollar and every can donated makes a difference to someone going hungry!

A facebook page for the event is located here: https://www.facebook.com/events/899645930127882/. Mary’s Place can be found on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/marysplace.  The Rock River Valley Food Pantry’s website is www.rrvp.org.  A charity album featuring both Michael Whyte and Paul Hieser and benefiting the pantry was released a couple years ago and more information about that can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/Will-Sing-for-Food-504161196357985/.

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