February 24, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – On March 2, more than 40 of New Mexico’s finest musicians will be joining together in a benefit concert to raise funds for the New Mexico Association of Food Banks Fresh Produce Initiative. The musicians will be participating in a three hour jam session at the African American Performing Arts Center. All of the artists are donating their time, and all proceeds raised from the event will go to help the Association acquire and distribute fresh produce for its five member food banks and more than 400 emergency food agencies around New Mexico. The concert is being coordinated by Monte Vista Christian Church as part of its jazz music outreach program. The concert is free to the public, but donations will be accepted.
Jammin’ for Relief II
Sunday, March 2, 2014
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
African American Performing Arts Center
310 San Pedro Drive, NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108
“We are very excited to be the beneficiary of this generous partnership between New Mexico musicians and Monte Vista Christian Church. New Mexico is home to some of the finest musicians in the world, and we’re looking forward to being able to see so many of them playing on the same stage,” said Kathy Komoll. “This event is a wonderful example of the community coming together to help solve hunger in New Mexico.”
Every dollar raised allows the New Mexico Association of Food Banks to distribute more fresh produce to people in every county in New Mexico. For a list of the artists currently committed to the concert, visit our page at: www.facebook.com/nm.association.food.banks.
About Monte Vista Christian Church:
Monte Vista Christian Church, a welcoming, inclusive, social-action church in Nob Hill, is partnering with the NM Association of Food Banks for this fundraiser. The idea for “Jammin’ for Relief II” grew out of their “Faith, Hope and Jazz!” series, an experimental outreach ministry held every Thursday at Monte Vista Fire Station on Central Avenue, which features a different jazz quartet each week.
About The New Mexico Association of Food Banks
The New Mexico Association of Food Banks is a 501c3 dedicated to building a well-nourished New Mexico. The Association is the purchasing agent for produce for its five member agencies: The Community Pantry, ECHO, Inc., the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, The Food Depot, and Roadrunner Food Bank. Association members distribute millions of pounds of fresh produce each year to every county in New Mexico.