Banding Against Hunger concert will help feed local kids

Local bands come together, and you're invited to the fun.

BELDING, Mich. (WOTV)-Looking for a way to step out on the town while helping local kids? This event is for you. Come out to enjoy live music, fab food and cool cocktails during the annual ‘Banding Against Hunger’ benefit concert.

Banding Against Hunger is taking place on November 17th, at Water Tower Bar and Grille inside Candlestone Golf Resort, located at 8100 Storey Rd. Belding, MI 48809.  From 6pm-10pm four local bands, The AudioLize, DEEPFALL, The Hook, and THIRD Degree will all perform 45 minute sets throughout the evening. All proceeds will go support the IM Kids 3rd Meal Program. IM Kids 3rd Meal is a nonprofit, based out of Fenwick, Michigan, committed to ending childhood hunger in Ionia and Montcalm Counties.

Along with live music, there will be a silent auction and fantastic food and drink, provided by Candlestone. Tickets cost $15 presale and are $20 at the door. Tickets will cover admission, appetizer bar, and one free cocktail. Tickets can be purchased from Main Street Music of Ionia, The Independent Bank of Ionia South State Street, Belding, and Carson City, and the Ionia and Montcalm Intermediate School Districts.

Where the proceeds go:

IM Kids 3rd Meal is a nonprofit committed to ending childhood hunger in Ionia and Montcalm Counties. Food insecure children receive a 3rd meal that is well-balanced, and ready-to-eat. These meals are prepared by volunteers at the H.O. Steele Education Center, delivered to schools in the afternoon and then distributed to the students before they are dismissed for the day.

IM Kids 3rd Meal is serving four schools; two schools in Ionia County and two schools in Montcalm County, with a total of roughly 472 children being served. Food-insecure students, whose school is being served, receive a 3rd meal every school day.

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