Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank is hosting the 2nd Annual Blues & Jazz Festival

The Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank is hosting the 2nd Annual Blues & Jazz Festival on June 11, 2011 at Centennial Terrace. 

FEED YOUR SOUL & FEED THE HUNGRY is the theme for the 2nd annual Blues & Jazz Festival!  100% of the monies raised will go directly to help feed the hungry in Lucas, Fulton, Wood, Henry, Williams, Defiance, Sandusky and Ottawa counties. 

This year’s lineup includes The Swamp Kings, Ron Yarosz & the Vehicle, Tony Monaco, and Janiva Magness. 

To purchase tickets or for more information, including festival updates and details on how you can help fight hunger in our communities, visit www.toledofoodbank.org.

As unemployment and underemployment continues to sweep the state, Ohio families and individuals, many of which are seniors and children, are finding themselves in the lines of food pantries and soup kitchens, many for the first time in their lives. Our area has been hit hard by unemployment and rising food and gas prices. Some people we work with have to make difficult decisions daily, for instance; should I pay the electric bill or buy groceries, should I put gas in the car to get to work or buy groceries, etc. Reality – the food bank’s distribution jumped from 3.2 million pounds in 2009 to 6 million pounds in 2010.

Thanks

Toledo Food Bank Ambassadors and REIA Members

Al Turski and Sue Hicks