Lowell 5 & Lowell Memorial Auditorium Partner to STOMP out Hunger!

STOMP OUT HUNGER
 
STOMP PARTNERS WITH THE LOWELL FIVE TO COLLECT NON-PERISHABLE FOOD DONATIONS FOR THE MERRIMACK VALLEY FOOD BANK
 
Lowell, MA – STOMP, which returns to the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on March 9, 2010 and March 10, 2010, is partnering with The Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank to help STOMP Out Hunger.  From March 1, 2010 to March 6, 2010, the Lowell Five will be accepting non-perishable food donations at each of its 14 branch locations.  Coupons offering a 10% discount on tickets to STOMP will be available for anyone that makes a food donation.  All food donations will go to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.
 
STOMP is an international percussion sensation that has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews.  The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
 
About STOMP Out Hunger
STOMP has made it its mission to partner with food banks across the country to STOMP Out Hunger.  The show began its quest to reduce hunger in North America with a partnership with Philabundance, the Philadelphia region’s largest hunger relief organization, in December of 2007.  The producers were looking for a way to give back to the community and with the timing of the holidays the partnership was a natural one.  However, due to the current economic climate including high unemployment rates and state budget cuts, hunger organizations have seen an overwhelming demand for food assistance.  As such, STOMP has dedicated itself to bringing attention to the heightened needs of food charities across the country all year round by sponsoring canned food drives and donating ticket proceeds in as many cities as possible.
 
About Lowell Five
Founded in 1854, The Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank is a state chartered mutual savings bank and the oldest financial institution in the City of Lowell.  With over 200 employees throughout its 14 locations and $700 million in assets, Lowell Five has been instrumental in the economic development of the region.  Recognized as one of the 2007 Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal, Lowell Five maintains a leadership role on numerous community boards and organizations.  Lowell Five provides superior banking products for personal customers, businesses, non-profit organizations and municipalities and is insured with both the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF).
 
About Merrimack Valley Food Bank
The Merrimack Valley Food Bank is a community-supported 501C-3 non-profit organization that provides nutritious food and personal care items to emergency feeding programs serving the low-income, homeless and hungry.  They are one of four food banks in Massachusetts that serves food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, day and residential programs that in turn, serve individuals and families.

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