Concerts will benefit Middle Georgia Food Bank

From staff reportsApril 25, 2013 

Two upcoming concerts will help raise money for the Middle Georgia Food Bank. The concerts feature The Alex Tjoland Band. The first will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Bare Bulb in Warner Robins. Another concert is scheduled for 3 p.m. May 5 at Christ United Methodist Church in Warner Robins.

All money raised will go to the food bank to help with hunger relief. The effort is part of the Georgia attorney general’s Legal Food Frenzy program.

The Alex Tjoland Band formed in 2006. The band’s first album, “Shot at Redemption,” came out in 2011. A Christmas record, “Silent Revelry,” was released in 2012.

Last year, the food bank used about 8.6 million pounds of food, serving about 267,000 people across the 24-county region it serves, including the elderly, disabled and homeless.

Children are a key demographic for the food bank. About 67 percent of the children in the region qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, which is above the state average of about 60 percent.

Food that the food bank collects also helps feed children during the summer when they’re out of school.

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