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Bret & Friske Among Performers Memorial Weekend To Feed Local Kids

Feed Our Rural Kids

Feed Our Rural Kids is providing 20,000 meals to Northland Pines students this spring and summer. Memorial Day weekend the Eagle River-based non-profit is hosting an online concert with a goal of using up a large matching grant.

FORK President Perry Pokrandt says led by well-known Northwoods musicians Bret & Friske, a total of 10 musicians will be providing music live via YouTube on Saturday, May 23 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. But a Land O' Lakes couple have provided a special incentive for the public to contribute...

"Margaret Baack and Mike McAdams of Land O Lakes has offered a $20,000 matching grant. So for every dollar given is a dollar given up to $20,000. That giving is from today through Memorial Day..."

Feed Our Rural Kids was created to provide nutritional support to school-aged children from food insecure homes within the Northland Pines School District.

FORK is providing children just over 1000 meals a week.The cost of the first phase is $24,000. Pograndt says phase two will be a 1-month extension through June at a cost of $8,000.00. The concert will also help raise the money for two months of the FORK Cares program at a cost of almost $13,000. Those interested can go to FORK’s website,FeedOurRuralKids.org or there's a link by going to FORK’s Facebook page at Feed Our Rural Kids.

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