PSC Site of Foodapalooza to Benefit Respond Now

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– A ton of food. . . or more.

That is how much Prairie State College (PSC) hopes to collect at Foodapalooza. Foodapalooza will feature eight live performances for the admission price of five or more non-perishable food items to benefit Respond Now. The event will be held on Saturday, August 29 from 2 to 8 p.m. in Parking Lot C of the college, located at 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights. Rooster Audio/Visual Services of Homewood is a major sponsor and partner for the event.

Foodapalooza will include performances by Alaya Conscious, Circus Boy, Copperhead Road, Lupe Martinez, Month of Grey, Nine Point Nine, the Prairie State College Jazz Band, and Replay. In addition, there will be family-friendly activities including clowns and games. Food vendors also will be on site selling a variety of items including ice cream, Italian ice, popcorn, and pop.

This is the fourth annual Foodapalooza event in the south suburbs. Foodapalooza was established by Homewood resident Brian Meeks who wanted to make a difference in the community. Combining his passion for helping people with his love of music, Foodapalooza was born.

“Foodapalooza is about helping others, and we have been successful in collecting tons of food,” said Meeks. “I am excited Prairie State College is taking an active role in this year’s event.”

In addition to PSC’s participation in Foodapalooza, the college collected food on behalf of Respond Now as part of President Barack Obama’s Day of Service in January.

“PSC has a history of reaching out to those in our neighborhood who are in need,” said Dr. Eric Radtke, PSC president. “We hope that everyone will join us for an afternoon of live performances while helping the community at the same time by bringing donations of food to benefit Respond Now.”

Respond Now is a community agency located in Chicago Heights that serves more than 2,700 people a month, providing everything from food to clothing. Suggested items for donations include tuna, canned spam, peanut butter, jams and jellies, canned vegetables, pork and beans, canned soup, cereals, canned fruits, macaroni and cheese, instant potatoes, spaghetti sauce, pasta, canned salmon, canned stews and pastas, and packaged rice and noodle mixes.

For more information about Foodapalooza, call the college at (708) 709-3500.