On SaturdayÂ October 9, 2010, atÂ 8 p.m., Feed Philly 2010 will be occurring at The Fire on 4th and Girard, featuring bands such as The Jeanmarie, Jonas Sees In Color, The Fleeting Ends, and Dussel Has Friends.Â Feed Philly 2010 is an event hosted by 24 West Management, in partnership with the Philabundance organization. The event’s aim is to bring together a community that both encourages the burgeoning local music scene, as well as raises awareness aboutÂ and aids the homeless and hungry of Philadelphia.Â
With the recession hitting those close to home especially hard, it is a chance for all of us whose financesÂ have not beenÂ too detrimentally affected toÂ assist those in need. And we can even hear some great musicÂ while we’re at it. Tickets are only $8 and proceeds from the event will go to local food banks.
For the event’s official website and for opportunities to volunteer with Philabundance (the region’s largest hunger relief organization),Â check these links:Â Â http://feedphilly2010.com/
Some Not-So-Fun Facts About Hunger in Philly:
* People receiving hunger relief in the Delaware Valley increased more than 100 percent from 2001 to 2005.
** 25% of Philadelphians currentlyÂ struggle to subsist with incomesÂ below the federal poverty line.
*** Philadelphia has one of the highest child poverty rates in the US, with 1 child out of 3 living at or below the federal poverty line.