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WHAT:  The NFL’s Kick Hunger Challenge to raise funds for hunger relief launches for the season in NFL cities across the country, and in Houston they will hold a Kick Hunger Pep Rally with Houston Food Bank on September 21, 6-9 pm.  Host for the event is JJ Moses, former Houston Texans NFL player and motivational speaker, and the pep rally will be followed by a volunteer shift. Also in attendance will be Houston Texans Cheerleaders, The Madd Hatta Morning Show from 97.9 The Box, and Miss Texas America Lereca Monik. 
The event is also part of the Houston Food Bank’s slate of activities for Hunger Action Month, when hunger relief organizations across the country issue a call to action on behalf of the millions of Americans who don’t have enough food, or enough nutritious food, to eat.
Special guest The Madd Hatta Morning Show from 979 The Box, Majic 102.1 and Boom 92.
·         E.L. Furr High School Color Guard will present the colors
·         HFB Hunger Relief team will attend
·         Lereca Monik, Miss Texas America, will speak on her experience with hunger
·         J.J. Moses will discuss the Kick Hunger Challenge and participants
·         Pasadena Memorial High School Drill Team and Cheerleaders will perform
·         South Houston High School Dance Team will perform
·         Baby Sonic Boom will perform and close out the show – drumline for The Rhodes Elementary School
WHERE:  Houston Food Bank, 535 Portwall Street (77029)  
WHEN:  Sunday, September 21, 6 – 9 p.m., followed by volunteer shift 7-9 .m.
WHO:  Houston Texans Cheerleaders 
JJ Moses, former Houston Texans NFL player and motivational speaker
The Madd Hatta Morning Show from 97.9 The Box
Miss Texas America
Houston Food Bank
About the Houston Food Bank 

The Houston Food Bank is a solution to hunger in times of need.  America’s largest and nationally recognized as Feeding America’s Food Bank of the Year, the Food Bank distributes 79 million nutritious meals through its network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other hunger relief charities in southeast Texas, feeding 800,000 individuals each year.  Fresh produce, meat and nonperishables are distributed from the warehouse at 535 Portwall, and meals for kids are prepared and distributed from Keegan Center, a 15,000 square-foot industrial kitchen.  Additional community services include nutrition education, school-based programs, food stamp applications and hands-on job training.  Red Barrels offer a convenient way for grocery shoppers to donate nonperishables for their neighbors in need.  The Houston Food Bank, founded in 1982, is a certified member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network, with a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.  Visit us online.  Website: HoustonFoodBank.orgFacebook:;Twitter: @HoustonFoodBank; Youtube Channel:
Kick Hunger 2016 Participants:
·         Whataburger
Customers can donate $1 to the Houston Food Bank at any of the 137 Whataburger locations across Houston from September 1st-25th to receive a thank you coupon good for a free Whataburger with the purchase of a medium fry and 32-ounce drink.
·         Your Pie Express your inner pizza
This two-part series features build-your-own pizza paired with flights of craft beer. Flights included select brews from Houston’s most seasoned breweries as well as a few of the newest additions to our impressive local craft beer community.
$20 for 10” pizza + flight of five 4oz pours or
$25 for 10” pizza + flight of five 4oz pours + pint and pint glass
10% of ALL proceeds will be donated to Houston Food Bank
Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th 4:00pm-11:00pm
October 14th and 15th
·         Raising Cane’s
Mention the Kick Hunger Challenge at the register and Cane’s will donate 15% of sales to Houston Food Bank
September 27th 10:00am-9:00pm
All Houston Area Restaurants
·         Cycle Bar 
Purchase a ride and all of the proceeds will benefit Houston Food Bank
October 21st 7pm-9pm 
·         Genghis Grill 
Friday, September 23rd (Details TBD)

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