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FORK hosts Bret and Frisk online Concert on May 23

May 22, 2020

Feed Our Rural Kids (FORK) is hosting a Facebook fundraiser: “Bret and Frisk and Friends, A Concert for the Kids,” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 23. The concert will be broadcast from Eagle Waters Resort. The fundraising goal is $40,000.

According to FORK president Perry Pokrandt, the concert can be viewed via YouTube, the link available on the Feed Our Rural Kids Facebook page or website, feedourruralkids.org. The concert will also be broadcasted on WRJO at 94.5 FM.

Along with Bret and Frisk will be musical friends including Taylor Rae Bolte, Scott Kirby, Michael Saint, Mark Wayne, Pete Stoltman, Chris McFarland, and Mark and Michelle Zanoni. The concert can be accessed by connecting to the Facebook pages of Feed Our Rural Kids, Bret and Frisk, or WRJO 94.5fm.

This Facebook party is to raise money to aid FORK in their effort to address the needs of our food-insecure local kids.

“This is a chance to kick back and just watch or listen and make the best of this new kind of Memorial Day Weekend,” Frisk Miller said. “Even more than that, it’s the chance to make a difference in the lives of children from food insecure homes, which will really make you feel good.” 

A highlight of this fundraising event is the fact that between now and Memorial Day, for every dollar donated to FORK, Margaret Baack and Mike McAdams of Land O’ Lakes will match FORK’s collected donations up to $20,000. 

“Margaret and I are blessed. So, we have never had to go without,” McAdams said. “It is our hope that by sharing our abundance with FORK, we can help those children from the growing number of food insecure homes within the Northland Pines School District.”

Baack said they hope this gift from their family will encourage other families to donate what they can. 

“Every dollar will make a difference to those kids,” she said.

Other individuals who will help make this event happen include Mike Wolf of WRJO radio in Eagle River. Wolf will be the key man of the broadcast, helping FORK board members to tell the story around food insecurity in the communities and the projects and programs FORK has put in place to help the kids affected.  

Tomasoski Photography and Video of Eagle River will lend technical expertise to making the broadcast of the highest visual quality possible. With professionals to carry the technical aspect of the broadcast, FORK is confident the video experience the viewers will witness will be exceptional. 

Feed Our Rural Kids was created to provide nutritional support to school-aged children from food insecure homes within the Northland Pines School District. Currently, FORK is providing children just over 1000 meals a week through their Meals NOW program. The cost of the first phase of their pandemic support to the Northland Pines school District was $24,000. 

“This fundraiser is to help Feed Our Rural Kids fund phase two of FORK’s pandemic support,” FORK vice president and Northland Pines district administrator Scott Foster said. “Phase two will be a 1-month extension of the Meals NOW program through June at a cost of $8,000. It will also help raise the money for two months of the FORK Cares program with a cost of almost $13,000. This COVID-19 experience has been a challenge for the district to find ways to get children food and FORK has been with us every step of the way.”

Feed our Rural Kids is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible under the new relaxed guidelines of the Cares Act. 

Individuals wanting to contribute financially can go to feedourruralkids.org to contribute by credit or debit card or mail a check to FORK, 4887 Echo Ridge Drive Eagle River, WI 54521


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