CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. –(ENEWSPF)—October 17, 2014. Move For Hunger is teaming up with Prairie State College to host a Turn Down For What! concert food drive. The concert will involve the entire college community and offer incentive to people who donate. Collected items will benefit the people in the region who are food insecure, which in Cook County amounts to 845,000 people.
The Jam or Not Concert Food Drive will take place on November 7th beginning at 7 p.m. at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights at the Prairie State College Conference Room 1322.
The concert will be a big event on the Prairie State College Campus. Kenyani, TStar, J Love, 2Starr2x, and King Marquis are among the artists that will perform. Students will also enjoy a dance party and the event will feature boutiques and vendors who will show students upcoming fashion. Along with the food drive at the event, all of the proceeds will be donated to Move for Hunger.
Those who donate food or money will have the opportunity for a free meet and greet with the artists.
Once the event ends, Thompson Moving and Storage will pick up the collected items and deliver them to a local food bank. This process saves the food bank resources and money that is normally spend on transporting nonperishable food.
“We love seeing college campuses feature food drives at big events” says Adam Lowy, Executive Director of Move For Hunger. “This is a great way to get students involved in the fight against hunger in an entertaining way.”
Suggested donations for the event include peanut butter and jelly, pasta, noodles, beans, cereal, rice, and canned meats, soups, fruits and vegetables.
About Move For Hunger
Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies across North America to pick up unwanted, unopened food from those who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks. To date, Move For Hunger is working with over 600 movers across North America and has collected more than 3,500,000 pounds of food. For more information or to find out how you can help support Move For Hunger, visit www.MoveForHunger.org.