The Peak CD Benefits Food Bank for Westchester

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Buy the CD, help the charity. All the info, from a press release, after the jump.

In an effort to raise awareness and funds for the Food Bank for Westchester (FBW), local radio station 107.1 The PEAK recently released its Peak Performances Volume 2. Proceeds from the sale of the CD will benefit FBW in its mission is to lead, engage and educate Westchester County in creating a hunger-free environment and the Sidewalk Angels Foundation, which works with local charities to help people who are less fortunate.

The CD, which features 18 tracks, may be previewed and purchased by clicking here.. Artists include Rob Thomas, The Smithereens, The Bacon Brothers, Marc Cohn, G. Love and more.

The critically acclaimed Peak Performance Series puts young artists in a world-class recording studio in Mamaroneck, NY, with Grammy Award-winning producer Peter Denenberg, for a live session which is recorded and then played back on the radio. At the end of the year The Peak compiles some of the best performances on a CD for charity.

“Putting our passion for music toward such a good cause is truly gratifying. We appreciate the time and creativity that the musicians lent to this initiative, and we are so proud of the final result. Most importantly, we are thrilled to be able to help hungry people in Westchester,” said Jason Finkelberg, general manager, 107.1 The PEAK.

Christina Rohatynskyj, Executive Director, Food Bank for Westchester, said that she is thrilled that Finkelberg and his staff developed such a creative way to educate and reach out to the community to help fight hunger in Westchester. “The time and energy they have put into the project are both impressive and demonstrative of how committed they are to hungry people in New York’s backyard,” she said.

The Food Bank for Westchester distributes five million pounds of donated, surplus and purchased food and groceries each year, helping to feed some or all of the 200,000 women, children and men who are hungry or food insecure in Westchester County. Every year the Food Bank for Westchester saves the Westchester community more than three million dollars over the wholesale cost of food distributed

It solicits and administers donations from both the public and private sector, distributing food through approximately 200 hunger relief member agencies. Its core activity is the collection and distribution of donated, government and purchased food. The Food Bank distributes more than five million pounds of food to member agencies annually.

The Food Bank for Westchester is located at 358 Saw Mill River Road, Millwood, NY 10546. For more information, visit www.foodbankforwestchester.org or call 914-923-1100.

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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