Local and regional artists share their talents to fight hunger

Local and regional artists share their talents to fight hunger

April 14, 2009

The Art of Ending Hunger art auction to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest

SPRINGFIELD, Mo— Local artists and food bank supporters will unite at The Art of Ending Hunger, annual art benefit auction for Ozarks Food Harvest at Patton Alley Pub, Saturday, April 18.

Event guests will enjoy one-of-a-kind artwork, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and conversation with the food bank’s family of supporters.  This year’s event will feature both a live and silent auction; with all proceeds directly benefitting Ozarks Food Harvest’s child and family feeding programs.

Liz Delany, of Alice@95.5’s ‘Kevin & Liz Show’, will again emcee the event along with auctioneer, Jack Tough.  Doors open at 6:30 pm with the silent auction and live auction bidding will begin at 8:00 pm.  Live music by the Silver Hammer Band will begin at 9:30 pm.

More than 30 artists and their works will be auctioned.  Among the list of contributing artists are Susan Sommer-Luarca, Kristi Mashburn, Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, and Springfield Pottery owners, Nathan and Jennifer Falter.

“There has never been a more important time to become involved in hunger relief,” artist contributor, Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, states, “families & children who have never had to seek help before are now wondering how they will put food on their table.”

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 865-3411.

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About Ozarks Food Harvest—The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest distributes more than 5 million pounds of food annually to a network of more than 350 hunger relief organizations; serving more than 53,000 individuals each month.  The Food Bank offers direct relief through its Mobile Food Pantry™ program, Kids Cafe® after-school feeding program, Weekend Backpack Program™ and its Club F.U.N.® children’s health and nutrition classes.  For 25 years, The Food Bank has been Transforming Hunger Into Hope™ to the 29 counties in its service area.