Food bank to partner with MR?Fest this weekend
Photo caption: (From left to right) Ephraim Wickline, Pete Martin, Evan Styles, Lindsey James and Christopher Balcom of Those Nights playing Foodstock 2012.
On Saturday April 27, Foodstock and the Hays County Food Bank will be partnering up with MR Fest for a free day of music, art, food, fun, and community generosity. Foodstock is an outdoor concert series created last year by the owners of Root Cellar and Tantra to benefit the food bank and to celebrate Hays County and all that makes it great: music, art, food, the rivers and coming together as a community to help neighbors in need.
The Foodstock stage will set up on the courthouse lawn from 1-8 p.m. as part of KTSW radio stations annual MR Fest. The line-up includes Those Nights, The Baker Family and Ashes of Babylon. Admission is free to all music venues associated with MR Fest. Concert goers are encouraged to give what they can to the Hays County Food Bank. Staff will be on hand to accept non-perishable food and monetary donations, which will go directly to feeding people in Hays County communities who need our help.
You can support the Hays County Food Bank by donating fresh or canned foods. Items needed the most right now include canned or fresh fruits, canned meats, rice and beans (except green beans), pasta and pasta sauces, and macaroni and cheese. Monetary donations are also always appreciated, making it possible to buy whatever they need when they start running low.
Staff and volunteers in Texas-sized pea, carrot and grape costumes will be on hand with coolers to collecting fresh produce from people shopping at the Saturdays Farmers Market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. that morning on San Antonio Street, in between LBJ and Guadalupe. This is part of their new Fresh Quest campaign, to increase awareness that they accept fresh fruits and vegetables and to make it easier for donors to do.