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Saturday, December 3rd: Foodstock 9 Benefit Concert at The Chance! 

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Head to The Chance in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, December 3rd, where Foodstock 9 kicks off at 5pm. It’s a wonderful night of rocking music disguised as a benefit for the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley and the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie’s food services. AND it will only set you back $20! This also ensures peace of mind as you recall how you wolfed down your own turkey on Thanksgiving. Freedom from guilt was never so easy!

If you’ve ever been to the annual Foodstock concert, you know there are great raffles and prizes. It’s possible to go home with more than $20 in swag, plus great memories of a night rocking at The Chance!

It’s the 9th annual Foodstock benefit concert, all hosted by Turning Point Entertainment. This year’s lineup consists of The Push Stars, Kristen Capolino, SIRSY, Adam Ezra Group, The Jason Gisser Band, and Snaphammer, and DJ Swanky Jones. The Chance Theater is located at 6 Crannell Street in Poughkeepsie.

How it All Began:
After Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, Ryan Michael and Lorenzo Angelino assembled the Rock to Rebuild concert, raising $4,000 for the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. In 2008, they hosted the first Foodstock benefit, raising $4,000 again, this time for the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Then it was inevitable that the benefit concert become an annual event.

“It’s our responsibility to help those less fortunate, especially in the Hudson Valley,” said Michael. “Every dollar donated feeds four people a meal – that’s amazing! The FOODSTOCK charity has helped to feed our neighbors around the holidays.”

The fundraiser’s raised more than $30,000 and hundreds of cans of food; 100% of the proceeds go to assist local food-based charities.

The show begins at 5pm; $20 tickets can be purchased at The Chance at 845-471-1966 or on TicketWeb. Bring cash to enter to win raffle prizes and baskets. Visit The Foodstock Fund and for details.

Non-perishable food items are collected and donated to Dutchess Outreach. Toy donations go to a new holiday initiative run by the City of Poughkeepsie PBA and the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department NY Local 596.

Make an online donation at and specify “Foodstock Fund” as the organization. Contact Ryan Michael or Lorenzo Angelino at The Foodstock Fund invites you to come out, enjoy a high-quality musical experience, and directly help our neighbors.
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