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FireSide Grille event to benefit Huntington Area Food Bank

Jan. 20, 2013 @ 08:22 PM

HURRICANE — FireSide Grille in Hurricane will host a “Dine Out for Hunger” event at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, featuring an evening of music by The Bob Thompson Unit.

All of the proceeds will go to the Huntington Area Food Bank.

Owners at FireSide agreed to team up with the Food Bank to help the nearly 6,000 children, seniors and families in Putnam County alone who must choose between food and paying for other basic needs, according to a news release from the restaurant. The Huntington Area Food Bank is working to help as many of these families as possible get the food they need.

“FireSide Grille is fortunate to be able to host an event for a great charity like the Huntington Area Food Bank that helps so many people throughout West Virginia in times of need and despair and to have a jazz legend like Bob Thompson tickle the ivory for this wonderful event,” Marc Brown, co-owner of FireSide Grille, said in the release. “FireSide certainly looks forward to raising awareness and contributions for HAFB and this event.”

“Many people don’t realize Putnam County is one of the most underserved counties in our region,” Tiffany Tatum, interim executive director of the food bank, said in the release. “An event like this brings awareness to the problem of hunger and at the same time helps us generate funds to continue our mission to feed children, seniors and families.”

The Huntington Area Food Bank serves nearly 100,000 people in 17 counties in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. HAFB receives products from Feeding America, USDA, local donors, regional grocers, restaurants, farmers, food manufacturers and food processors. For more information,  visit www.HAFB.org or look up the food bank on Facebook.  

Fireside Grille is located off the Teays Valley/Winfield exit on W.Va. 34.