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Artists for a Cause Announces Third Annual Dance for Food Event Series

Posted on December 20, 2018

Louis, MO – Hunger impacts both families and individuals, including seniors, children, and people with disabilities. It affects the homeless as well as working families who were once stable but now need help to survive.Artists for a Cause, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports artists who serve community needs, is doing its part to help fight hunger in a unique way. This January, Artists for a Cause will host its third annual Dance for Food series, and invites St. Louis residents to see some of the metro area’s strongest dance companies in exchange for a bag of non-perishable food.

Dance for Food is Artists for a Cause’s way of raising food for the hungry, while delivering a cultural experience to the community, and bringing the dance community together to help those in need. Artistically directed by Linda Green, the events will take place on January 18, 2019 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. and on January 20 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. with pre-show entertainment a half hour before each show.

“Dance for Food is a wonderful introduction to dance for young people and folks who don’t normally attend dance programs. The events are just over an hour and in that time the audience is able to witness the work of five wonderful companies,” explains Terry Barber, founder of Artists for a Cause.

Last year’s Dance for Food collected more than 5,000 pounds of food which was donated to local food pantries. This year, partners include Operation Food Search and Food Outreach.  To date combined with the ten event series which took place in South Florida, Dance for Food has raised and distributed more than 36,000 pounds of food.

“I’m so proud that, as a younger organization in St. Louis, Artists for a Cause has found support from some of the most well-established arts enthusiasts. Whether you attend to see great dance, or because you want to do your part to stop hunger, we hope to see you January 18 or 20 at Dance for Food 2019,” Terry Barber adds.

The 2019 Dance for Food series is made possible because of a generous grant from the Monsanto Fund. Artists for a Cause would also like to than the Kranzberg Arts Foundation for support of its programs in St. Louis. There is still time for others to join and help support this important series. For More information call Artists for a Cause at 917-662-7681, visit a4ac.org, or email terry@a4ac.org. Follow Artists for a Cause and Dance for Food on Facebook.

About Artists for a Cause 
Founded in 2009 by internationally acclaimed countertenor Terry Barber, Artists for a Cause supports artists who serve community needs. No program is merely about art for arts’ sake – Artists for a Cause is about the arts as a solution. A sampling of programs include: Therapeutic Arts which sends the healing power of the arts to children and the elderly; Dance for Food, 1-hour professional dance showcases, where the price of admission is a bag of food to help the hungry; A4AC School Clubs which activate community responsible students who use their talent to strengthen communities; and Support for Charities which manages the collaboration between artists and the charities they wish to support. The organization, founded in FL, now has a second location in St. Louis, MO.  For more information visit A4AC.org, like us on Facebook, or call 917-662-7681.

 

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