Food Bank Announces Changes to Annual Music Festival

Using Music to Mobilize the Community to Eliminate Hunger

DUQUESNE, PA (Feb. 29, 2016) — This afternoon, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank announced changes to its annual summer music festival. Previously known as The Pittsburgh Blues Festival, The Food Bank’s Feed More Festival will take place on Sunday, July 17 at Stage AE on the North Shore.

The Food Bank decided a name change of the festival was needed to better illustrate the end goal of the event and the organization’s mission – to feed people in need. “Right now we are distributing 29 million meals to our community and through strategically-planned events like the Feed More Festival, we are planting the seeds of growth for our network to provide an additional 30 million meals to individuals and families in need,” said Lisa Scales, President and CEO of the Food Bank.

Name and date change aside, the Feed More Festival will continue to host fantastic blues bands, food trucks, kid-friendly activities and vendors as previous years. “We view the festival as a core part of mission success and look forward to a day of music and fun in support of area individuals and families,” said Mel Steals, Food Bank board president. “Over the years the festival has raised more than two millions dollars and 100,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank and we expect to grow those numbers this year,” said Steals.

The Feed More Festival Committee is working to secure the stellar line up of bands that festival goers are accustomed to seeing. “We are currently in talks with a number of acts for this year that will certainly make Blues fans excited,” said Ron Esser, Feed More Festival Committee chairperson.

Tickets will be $40 in advance and $50 day of the Festival. Additional details about the Festival including music lineup will be announced in May.

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