You bring the peanut butter; they'll bring the jam.
The second annual Hunger Jam on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Gateway Olympic Plaza kicks off the inaugural nationwide Hunger Action Month.
The free public evening of music and activities features the Wasatch Music Coaching Academy, Nancy Hanson and headliner Nathan Osmond.
Utah Food Bank Services will be directly benefited by the event, which is being sponsored by EnergySolutions. Cash as well as food donations, including peanut butter, are encouraged by the food bank.
Feeding America, formerly America's Second Harvest, is organizing such events across the country that directly benefit local hunger relief efforts throughout September, said food bank services spokeswoman Jessica Pugh.
The Gateway and Fidelity Investments helped set up the donated site and FM100 will provide activities and on-air talent as emcees, including Brian Foxx and Rebecca Cressman from the Brian and Rebecca Morning Show. Afternoon host Bill West is also scheduled.
Also scheduled is an announcement of the official results of the Summer Business Food Drive. A traveling trophy will be awarded for the first time to the three businesses that collected the most food and cash during the June 1 to Aug. 31 food drive.
Utah Food Bank Services provides food to a statewide network of more than 240 nonprofit agencies, emergency food pantries and regional food banks. It distributes the equivalent of over 9 million meals in response to more than 1.6 million requests for emergency food assistance from families and individuals in need. For more information about Utah Food Bank Services call 801-978-2452 or visit www.utahfoodbank.org.