Folk Music to Feed Your Soul – October 6th

2017 October 4
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There will be a concert and fundraiser to support our Ashland community meals program. The Ashland Community Peace Meal is looking to expand its services and establish a community kitchen in Ashland.

The Ashland Community Peace Meal provides meals and resources for folks and need. Volunteers also support other community food distributions throughout the week. The group organizes a free community meal every Friday in Ashland at Pioneer Hall, served at 5 pm. Besides providing warm, nutritious meals, the program connects volunteers, resources and services for our most vulnerable communities.

“Having regular access to healthy food goes a long way in helping to begin to stabilize people and we’re able to do that thanks to the dozens of community volunteers who help.” says project coordinator Vanessa Houk. “Volunteers are cooking, serving and supporting meals five days a week in Ashland. This insures that there’s a meal every day of the week and lately that adds up to about 300 meals a week.”

The community kitchen project hopes to create a space for the volunteers to store and prepare food, a place for training in culinary skills and a space suitable for the commercial preparation of food.

To launch the campaign to build the kitchen, singer and composer George Mann will perform a concert on Friday, October 6th at the Pioneer Hall, 73 Windburn Way in Ashland. The concert will begin at 7 pm, following a community meal that is served at 5 pm.

George Mann sings songs from the last century of labor and social activism, and his own songs are powerful and funny takes on the state of the nation. He lives in New York and has been producing labor and protest music for more than 20 years. George has worked with and produced CDs featuring such folk music legends as Utah Phillips, Pete Seeger and Tom Paxton, and produced national tours in honor of The Almanac Singers and Joe Hill.

George brings his experience as a union organizer and educator to his concerts
— stories and songs about real events and the struggle for a better life. This is a free event but donations will be accepted to support the community meals and Community Kitchen Program.

Joining George will be Southern Oregon’s own Pete Herzog. Pete is not just a professional musician and artist; he is much more than that, he is a storyteller, singer/songwriter, excellent guitarist, who is devoted to the music he loves.

Friday, October 6th
Pioneer Hall – 73 Windburn Way, Ashland
Join us for our free community meal at 5 pm
Concert starts at 7 pm.

Donations can be sent to Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice – 258 A Street #1-220 in Ashland or on the website or via PayPal.

For more information, contact Jason Houk – 541-841-8341

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