The next 1st Tuesday Fundraiser at the Mex Pub will feature Chris Hansen & The Lunchbox Legends.

1st Tuesday Fundraiser gives back to food bank

The next 1st Tuesday Fundraiser at the Mex Pub will be on Nov. 7, with guest performers Chris Hansen & The Lunchbox Legends. The proceeds from the admission donations will benefit the Comox Valley Food Bank Society.

“As the weather turns colder and the seasonal transitions are underway, we’re mindful of the stress that local families experience as they try to make ends meet,” says event organizer Judy Wing. “Higher rental costs, heating bills, employment challenges, and personal circumstances can all feel more pressing. The food bank helps to ensure that those who need food can access some of the assistance they need.”

Chris Hansen is a local musician who has spent time spent playing and writing with many other musical veterans in the Valley. Hansen’s guitar styling and soul-searching songwriting combine meaningful content and engaging rhythms.

His original songs for this fundraising performance have been enhanced by the musical arrangement and support of The Lunchbox Legends. The “lunchbox” brings an eclectic but cohesive mix of musical influences blending Steve Ruskin’s Latin rhythms on piano, with the world music of Blaine Dunaway on violin, creative transitions and grooves of Bruce Wing on bass, in the pocket rhythms of Jordan King on percussion, complemented by Judy Wing’s vocal harmonies and accordion.

The Comox Valley Food Bank (CVFB) will be at the event to accept cash donations and provide tax receipts. Food donations are also welcome and appreciated, however cash donations allow the food bank to take advantage of bulk purchasing which enables them to provide nutritional consistency for the hampers they provide to local families.

The CVFB has been providing support to local families for over 30 years under the direction of Jeff Hampton and reaches a wide range of urban and rural populations in the Comox Valley, from Oyster River in the North to Cook Creek in the South, including Hornby and Denman Island residents.

The evening begins with preludes by the Snow Monkeez (Blaine Dunaway, Steve Ruskin, and Bruce Wing), a few tunes by hosts Judy and Bruce Wing, to be followed by the featured guest. For more info about the CVFB or to donate online, visit http://comoxvalleyfoodbank.com.

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