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Thoughts For Food
3rd Fall Harvest Benefit
Wednesday, 11/24/2010

By Dan Taivalkoski
Executive Director, Racine County Food Bank

Wednesday November 24th will mark the kickoff of the 3rd annual “Thoughts for Food” Autumn Harvest benefit, a multi-venue concert benefitting the Racine County Food Bank.

In the past 18 years the Thoughts for Food events have raised $318,848.00 and 72,863 pounds of food to help the Food Bank provide much needed assistance to pantries, shelters and meal programs throughout Racine County.

The event kicks off at 6:30 pm with an all-ages show at the YMCA featuring 7 different youth bands: Our Arsenal, Katie Lafond, A Place For The End, East of You, Ruckus, Gametime! and Of Appollo. Admission to the all-ages show is $5.00 and 2 non-perishable food items.

Wednesday’s main event takes place in Sturtevant and Racine’s South side with 3 venues sponsoring stages including: Fountain Banquet Hall, Hiawatha Pub & Grill and McAuliffe’s Pub. Volunteers will begin collecting the admission of $10.00 and 2 non-perishable food items at 7:00 pm. One admission includes a wristband that grants access to all three venues. Entertainment includes: Mean Jake, Zicomatic, Pavlik, Stellman and Martin, Rude Rooster, EZ Livin’, Final Approach and Razor’s Edge. Starting times vary by location with the earliest beginning at 8:00 pm. For more information, please visit

The Racine County Food Bank is a United Way Partner Provider that provides free food to hunger fighting agencies across Racine County who, in turn, provided almost 800,000 meals to our neighbors in need last year.

For more information contact:

Dan Taivalkoski
Executive Director
Racine County Food Bank
262-939-4179 cell





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