Orchard Park, NY, April 24, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- A facebook invitation to appear in a music video for WNY Food Bank chimed in on OP Music House’s page. Within a couple of days, Founder, Suzanne Perry developed her an idea and created a campaign to help those who can’t afford to feed their families.
Called the “Grab a CAN Fan Challenge,” it is a friendly competition between local bands’ fans to see who can donate the most food.
Perry believes repeating three simple words will effectively promote the campaign. Most Fridays and Saturdays, she reviews and photographs local bands; announcing who it will be on Facebook and on the OP Music House website. Fans are asked that as they leave home, they ‘grab a can’ of food from their pantry or cupboard. Food items collected are then donated to WNY Food Bank.
The campaign launched April 14, and with only two days notice, the popular “WidowMaker at Woody’s” show in Lackawanna shined, with an encouraging 126 pounds of food.
Next in line for the Grab a CAN Fan Challenge will be Apr 24, Caelum at Faso’s Grateful Bear and Grill, Apr 30, Bitter Sweet at Ying’s, May 1st, debut of Breakaway at Delevan Training Center.
For more information, see www.opmusichouse.org or visit the facebook page entitled, “Grab a CAN Fan Challenge - OP Music House touring for WNY Food Bank”
About The Food Bank of WNY
The Food Bank of WNY, founded in 1979, obtains food and support from public and private sources and efficiently redistributes these resources to affiliated charitable providers such as soup kitchens, pantries and shelters. It distributes
more than one million pounds of food each month to more than 96,000 individuals (39 percent of whom are children and 11 percent of whom are seniors) through some 400 member agencies in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties. For more information, visit www.foodbankwny.org.
About OP Music House
The OP Music House is a nonprofit music venue and basic recording studio for young adults to give them access to instruments and equipment, to practice and perform. Musicians and those in the field will be regular key speakers and mentors, and interactive enrichment sessions will be held to raise self-esteem and bring out artistic talents. Patrons get hands-on exposure to recording and mixing their own music in the basic recording studio. Services are provided free of charge as a community service and safe-house. The project is a work in progress and is fund-raising to secure facilities and staff.