Blind Spots benefit at The Space will raise money for healthy food access and education

February 13, 2014 by Karla Lopez

GreenStar Community Projects (GSCP) is teaming up with the one and only Blind Spots to raise money for healthy food access and education in the Ithaca area by putting on a benefit concert at The Space at GreenStar this Friday evening. Whether you love or hate Valentine's Day, this event is sure to make your holiday a whole lot better!

GSCP is the non-profit affiliate of the GreenStar Natural Foods Cooperative Market, and fosters food justice in Ithaca through partnerships with local farmers and promoting food education outreach.

The Blind Spots. Photo provided.The Blind Spots. Photo provided.The Blind Spots are taking some time off from working on their third studio album at Pyramid Sound to perform at this awesome event. Maddy Walsh, lead vocalist, says the band truly believes in the importance of educating the community about access to local, nutritious food. "When [GSCP coordinator] Anna Kelles explained their organization's focus, we were totally on board," explains Walsh. "If our band can help raise awareness about what these people are trying to do, awesome!"

Merchandise, snacks, wine, and beer will be available for purchase throughout the show. GSCP will also be holding a silent auction for donated gifts from community businesses and organizations like Argos Inn, the Sciencenter, Toko Imports, and Sunbeam Candles, and organizers are raffling off a piece of art by Helena Cooper. The coolest part: the raffle entry "fee" is a food donation!

Doors open on Friday at 6:30, and a $10 donation is encouraged. More information about the event and the cause is available at foodjusticesummit.org.

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