Artists Series Collecting Canned Goods

by Angela Jones, Marshall Artists Series
The Marshall Artists Series will be conducting a Canned Food Drive in conjunction with the Blood Sweat & Tears Holiday Celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 3rdat the Keith-Albee. Patrons are asked to bring items to stock the shelves at the Cridlin Food Pantry to feed hungry Tri-State families this holiday season.  You can help the effort by bringing any non-perishable food items to the donation bin inside the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. Items needed include: Beef Stew, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Chili, Mac & Cheese, Tuna, Ravioli, Chicken Noodle, Tomato & Vegetable Soups, Cereal, and Spaghetti and Sauce.

 

Every month the Cridlin Food Pantry collects a certain canned food item throughout the week given by its members.  Members also volunteer at the pantry on the fourth Monday of every month.  Coordination for the ministry is headed by Jack Spurlock.  And the Cridlin Food Pantry doesn’t only help the homeless, but also helps neighbors, coworkers, children, and the elderly.  Nearly 49 million individuals suffer from food insecurity, and learning about these issues is the first step in joining the cause.

 

Patrons interested in donating food items for this cause may bring them to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd beginning at 6:30 p.m.

 

The Blood, Sweat & Tears Holiday Celebration with Orchestra is presented by American Electric Power and is sponsored by Marshall Health, Reger Funeral Home, River Cities Anesthesia, Oldies 97.1, The Herald-Dispatch, WSAZ, Marshall University, and The Marshall Artists Series. Tickets for Blood, Sweat & Tears are $69.88/51.15/40.45. Contact the Marshall Artists Series Box Office at 304-696-6656, or order tickets online at Ticketmaster.com. You may also visit our box office located in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on the Marshall University campus.  Box office hours are Monday through Friday 12 p.m.-5 p.m. The office will reopen from Thanksgiving break on Monday, Dec. 2nd.

 

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