March 17, 2010
Food donations up 40% at Thoughts for Food
There's mostly good news from this year's Thoughts for Food, as the final numbers are tallied.
Attendance was up 8 percent over last year, and food donations were up 40 percent. Income was also up, 7 percent -- but so were expenses.
Nonetheless, by all accounts, Dan Taivalkoski, executive director of the Racine County Food Bank, tallies up this year's concert a success.
Here are the final numbers (subject, as always, to minor tweaking):
Net income from the benefit concerts was $15,495, just $207 less than last year. But 3,628 pounds of food were collected, compared to 2,588 last year. Total attendance this year was 1,812, compared to 2009's 1,681.
Some of the money collected came from the friends and family of Lester Eaton, a World War II vet who, before he died on Feb. 24 was a member of the Circle 8 Square Dance Club. Memorials in his name totalled $900.