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Fox Valley Repertory collects $1,000 for Northern Illinois Food Bank

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  • Fox Valley Rep Artistic Director John Gawlik presents Shannon Thompson of Northern Illinois Food Bank with a check for $1,000.

      Fox Valley Rep Artistic Director John Gawlik presents Shannon Thompson of Northern Illinois Food Bank with a check for $1,000.
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In November, Fox Valley Repertory presented the Northern Illinois Food Bank with a check for $1,000 in honor of Hunger Action Month this past September. Fox Valley Repertory's "FVR Give$ Back" program had partnered with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to take action and fight hunger in the Fox Valley community during their production of the midlife comedy, SIRENS. Patrons had the opportunity to contribute to the cause after each performance at the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage.

"Currently, 1 in 8 people face hunger in northern Illinois. We are grateful to Fox Valley Repertory and its patrons for their support in feeding our hungry neighbors," says Shannon Thompson of Northern Illinois Food Bank. "We turn every dollar donated into six meals for a neighbor in need."

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Northern Illinois Food Bank provides food to more than 60,000 hungry neighbors each week in 13 counties through a network of 600 partner food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, and youth and senior centers. Northern Illinois Food Bank also collects food donations from manufacturers and retailers, and through public food drives. They rely on funding from individuals, corporations and foundations to help purchase, sort, repack and distribute more than 40 million pounds of food annually.

Fox Valley Repertory is a professional nonprofit theater company dedicated to not only entertaining, enriching and educating lives in the Fox Valley Area through the performing arts, but they are also dedicated to supporting fellow nonprofit organizations in the community that they serve. Since 2011, the non-profit organization has helped raise over $15,000 for local charities and other causes.

Currently playing at Fox Valley Rep is the holiday musical, The Winter Wonderettes, featuring nostalgic Christmas classics of the 1960s through December 30, 2012. The Second City's Dysfunctional Holiday Revue visit their Mainstage in December and on New Year's Eve for a hilarious dose of seasonal satire and unique brand of improvisation.

Pheasant Run Resort is located at 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL. For tickets, call the Pheasant Run Box Office at 630-584-6342 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. Additional performance information may be obtained at www.foxvalleyrep.org. For more information on Northern Illinois Food Bank's Hunger Action Month, please visit www.SolveHungerToday.org.

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