HUNTINGTON – SMG Huntington and 711 Label Group team up with Facing Hunger Foodbank for a canned food donation drive outside the arena on Saturday, Dec. 8,. Patrons attending the Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch concert Saturday are encouraged to bring with them a nonperishable item to donate to Facing Hunger Foodbank.
“We understand the additional challenges our local food banks encounter during the holidays and we are excited to have the opportunity to support their efforts and to give back to our community.," said Cindy Collins, General Manager, SMG.
“Facing Hunger Foodbank is proud to be working with SMG Huntington, 711 Label Group, Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch to help raise food donations and awareness about hunger in our community” said Cynthia Kirkhart, Executive Director of Facing Hunger.
Facing Hunger Foodbank (FHFB) is a non-profit organization that acts as a distribution hub for 223 partner agencies. They purchase, solicit and collect donated food and distribute it to food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, school feeding programs, mobile pantries, etc. FHFB partner agencies distribute the provided food to over 116,000 people in need within their 17 county service region throughout the Tri-State.
711 Label Group reached out to Feeding America expressing an interest in giving back during the holidays in conjunction with concerts they are promoting across the U.S. during late November/December including the stop in Huntington.
As a member of Feeding America, Facing Hunger Foodbank will be at the downtown Huntington Arena Saturday,
Dec. 8 for the Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch concert. The foodbank will be collecting non-perishable food items on the Arena Plaza before the concert.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for that concert which starts at 6 p.m. A few tickets remain for the concert which also features In Flames. Tickets are $80, $60 and $50. Additional fees may apply. Get tickets at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone 1-800-745-3000.
“The Holidays are a very busy and demanding time for the Foodbank. As we fight the war on hunger daily, we see the extra demand the Holiday season and want everyone to have what they need for a warm and healthy Holiday meal” said Kirkhart.
Go online at www.bigsandyarena.com for more info on this concert and other upcoming events which include: Dec. 15, Marshall University Winter Commencement; Dec 16., Newsboys United Tour; Dec, 31, The Inaugural Mayor’s Rockin’ New Years Eve Party; Jan. 4, Toughman Contest; Jan. 12, The Harlem Globetrotters; Jan. 20, KEE100 Bridal Expo.