Foodstock 5 Right Around the Corner!

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit – and devastated – Louisiana. The impact reached far beyond the state’s borders, encouraging people across the world to help with relief efforts. Through the company I co-own with Ryan Michael, Turning Point Entertainment, we planned the Rock to Rebuild charity concert.

Thankfully, businesses and individuals willingly dedicated their time & donated their money while local bands offered up their talent. While guests rocked out & had fun, we were all helping to rebuild after Katrina. That year, we raised more than $4,000 to donate to the American Red Cross & Habitat for Humanity.

Three years later, Ryan & I thought we’d try to recreate the success we had with Rock to Rebuild – that’s when Foodstock was born. Planned for the Saturday right before Thanksgiving, we figured it was perfect timing to help people in need. That first year, Foodstock raised more than $4,000 plus canned food items to donate to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Over the next three years, Foodstock was just as successful. Overall, we’ve raised more than $20,000 in donations for charity.


Now, Foodstock 5 is right around the corner. It will be held at The Chance in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, November 17th. Doors open at 5 p.m. & bands start at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 & can be bought either in advance or at the door.

For details about who’s playing & what our bands had to say about donating their time & talent for charity, read this Poughkeepsie Journal article about Foodstock 5:

Foodstock Set for Poughkeepsie

If you can’t attend the concert but still would like to make a donation, please make checks payable to “CFDC/Foodstock Fund” & mail them to Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley, 80 Washington Street, Suite 201, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601.

Online donations can be made here or hereSpecify “Foodstock Fund” as the org. 

To visit Foodstock online, head over to our website.


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