The second annual Rock Out Hunger benefit concert on behalf of the East Texas Food Bank helped raise over one ton of non-perishable food donations on Saturday at Clicks Live in Tyler. The goal for the event was to raise one ton (2,000 pounds) of food donations, and it was surpassed – there were 10 overflowing barrels the size of oil drums along with two full pallets of food.
The concert was highlighted by a live set from Tyler's own Rockett Queen, as well as a mix of music featured by special guests, Secret of Boris, from Dallas; This Day Forth, from Longview; Bibeau, from Whitehouse; the Ally Venable Band, from Kilgore, and Jet Black Jade, of Tyler.
"We are extremely excited about the support of Rockett Queen," said Dennis Cullinane, CEO of the East Texas Food Bank, in a statement. "We appreciate their efforts in raising awareness about hunger in our community."
Rock Out Hunger 3 is already in the works for next September. To find out other ways to take action against hunger, visit www.EastTexasFoodBank.org.