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YOUNG ARTISTS AGAINST HUNGER TO HELP RAISE FUNDS TO FEED THE REGION’S HUNGRY
Every general admission ticket purchased
will provide enough food for 68 meals
Feeding America Southwest Virginia is partnering with the region’s best young artists to host the first annual Young Artists Against Hunger – a performance to help feed the region’s hungry.
This unique event will be held on April 30 at the Jefferson’s Center’s Shaftman Performance Hall. Each $17 general admission ticket purchased will provide enough food for 68 meals.
“Over the past 32 years our ability to fight hunger and change lives has been funded by thousands of concerned citizens of all ages,” says Pamela Irvine, president and CEO of Feeding America Southwest Virginia. “I am very excited that we have formed a collaborative partnership with this region’s best young artists to host a memorable hunger awareness campaign.”
The mission of these young artists, including chefs, visual artists and musicians, is to help increase financial support for the Food Bank and raise awareness about the struggles of hunger that continue to plague thousands of local neighbors in need.
The event is made possible through the generous talent of students from Radford University Percussion Ensemble; Milberger Section Quartet; David Taylor, pianist from Southern Virginia University; Delaney Gustafson from Southern Virginia University; Roanoke College Children’s Concert Choir; Virginia Western Community College’s Fine Arts Department; School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech; Hollins University; Burton School of Arts and Technology; and Virginia Western Community College’s Communication Design Department.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m., when guests will have the opportunity to purchase art donated by the young artists, followed by the musical performance at 7:30 p.m.
Keeping with the theme of “young artists,” Feeding America Southwest Virginia invited graphic design students from Virginia Western Community College to create marketing materials and the logo for the event. The winning student, Jordan Poole, was selected from approximately 40 entries.
“As a graphic designer and fine artist I have a particular interest in art with meaning,” Poole says. “Through this process I have become more aware of the need of food our region is facing, and of the magnificent work Feeding America Southwest Virginia does to combat this need. I am honored to have created the logo for this new event and celebration of the arts and community.”
Local businesses and individuals also have pledged their support for Young Artists Against Hunger. Feeding America Southwest Virginia would like to recognize Kroger, UnitedHealthcare, Partners in Financial Planning,BB&T Alpha Natural Resources, Allstate, Sir Speedy and Super Dollar for sponsoring the event.
Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Jefferson Center at 866-345-2550 or at http://www.jeffcenter.org/.
About the Young Artists Against Hunger
- April 30, 2013 at the Jefferson Center.
- General Admissions tickets for the event are $17 and can be purchased by calling the Jefferson Center Box Office at 866-345-2550. Every ticket purchased will provided enough food for 68 meals.
- High school and college student tickets are $10 per person.
- Doors to the Jefferson Center Atrium will open at 6:30 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served while guests have an opportunity to browse through a selection of donated student art available for purchase. The selection of art is made possible by the Virginia Western Community College Fine Arts Department, Hollins University, Burton School of Art and Technology and School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech.
- At 7:30 p.m., attendees will be ushered into the Shaftman Performance Hall to enjoy musical performances.
- All proceeds from the Young Artists Against Hunger will benefit Feeding America Southwest Virginia.
- For more information about the gala visit www.faswva.org
About Feeding America Southwest Virginia
Feeding America Southwest Virginia was founded in 1981 and proudly commemorates 32 years of fighting hunger and changing lives through community partnerships. The Food Bank is an affiliate member of Feeding America. For the last three decades the Food Bank’s ultimate mission has remained the same: eliminate hunger in the region. The primary function of the Food Bank is to secure large quantities of food for the hungry. More than $25 million worth of food and grocery related products are channeled through a network of more than 400 partner feeding programs (in a 26-county and 10-city region) that provide food or meals to those in need. Visit www.faswva.org for more information or like us on Facebook, Feeding America SWVA.