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“Rock Out To Knock Out Hunger”

Story and photos by Pat Krause
Story and photos by Pat Krause

The first annual “Rock Out To Knock Out Hunger” and dance party fundraiser was held on Saturday Sept 28 at Bar in Palm Springs. Sept is Hunger Awareness Month. Guests were asked to donate a $10.00 cover charge and bring canned items for help feed the hungry. The city of Palm Springs Office of Sustainability partnered the event. Palm Springs City Councilman Paul Lewin presented Lisa Houston CEO of Find Food Bank with a Proclamation in honor of Hunger Awareness month.

Jim Houston, Father-in-law of Lisa Houston and local philanthropist, celebrated his birthday by offering to match up to $10,000 that will be raised during the month. Residents can donate canned food items by dropping them off at the Palm Springs City Hall and Palm Springs Public Library. Any donation is helpful as $10.00 will provide 70 meals. Find Food Bank currently distributes food to 80,000 people per month thru a network of local partners such as food pantries, Shelters, Soup kitchens, senior centers plus and even after school programs.

The Band Famous for Nothing from Santa Monica played to a large crowd for dancing. Lisa Houston wants the whole Coachella Valley to be a Hunger Free Zone.

 Gwen Ford, Patrick Swartout, Lisa Houston, Keith Flagler, Amy Blaisdell
Gwen Ford, Patrick Swartout, Lisa Houston, Keith Flagler, Amy Blaisdell

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