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Fox Valley Food For Health Announces Upcoming Ballpark Fundraiser

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Ann Wilson

Fox Valley Food For Health, a non-profit organization supplying meals to those suffering from life-threatening illnesses, invites the public to support their efforts while taking in a Kane County Cougars' game on Wednesday July 17th at Fifth Third BallPark, 34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. game and all-u-can-eat ballpark fare and soft drinks served on the first-baseline rooftop deck. Tickets for the event are $50 per person; kids, ages 3 to 10, are $40. Tickets can be ordered by emailing Info@FVFFHP.org.

"We're inviting everyone to bring their families and friends out to the ballgame," says Mary Fremgen, director of Fox Valley Food for Health. "We're offering raffle prizes and silent-auction picnic baskets filled with goodies. There's free parking and the rooftop features a covered patio with dining tables and stadium seating that easily accommodate baseball fans of all ages."

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The Fox Valley Food for Health Project brings teenagers into the kitchen and garden to learn how to use and grow healthy foods, which they use to prepare nurturing meals for medically challenged patients and their families. Presently, with the help of 16 teen chefs and many adult volunteers, The Fox Valley Food for Health Project delivers 5 to 7 days worth of meals to 18 people in 7 families adversely affected by illness.

In addition to funds needed to purchase nutritional foods to create the meals, the program is still in need of teenage cooks and adults to coordinate volunteers and fundraising efforts, do food prep, deliver meals, and act as client liaisons. The organization also seeks business partners and community sponsors willing to help underwrite the project's operating and food costs. For more information about the Fox Valley Food for Health Project, email info@fvffhp.org or isit our website: www.foxvalleyfoodforhealth.com.

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