Sunday, October 16, 2011

18th Annual Hunger Benefit A Success

Thanks to all who participated in this year's Hunger Benefit. All proceeds from the event benefited Casa de Peregrinos, a local emergency food program. According to Casa de Peregrinos Executive Director Lorenzo Alba, the program fed near ten thousand families in 2009 and distributes between 15 and 21 tons of food a week. The benefit has raised close to $65,000 for the charity over the years. This year's event featured poet Juliana Spahr. Other featured readings included editor and local poet Sheila Black, author Jim Ferris and Lisa Gill. Below are pictures from the event.

From left to right: Kara Dorris, Bobby Byrd, Sheila Black, and Jennifer Bartlett

Jim Ferris at podium

Juliana Spahr

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