Craftsmens Classic


altRESIDENTS MAKE CRAFT SHOW A FOOD DRIVE SUCCESS

Roanoke, VA- Residents respond to an increase in need with a resounding show of support for the hungry at this year’s Craftsmens Fall Classic by donating 29,786 pounds of food for this region’s hungry!

The incredible three day total represents a 21 percent increase when compared to the 2009 craft show. “It’s encouraging to see this kind of a response to one of our largest food drives of the year,” said Pamela Irvine, Feeding America Southwest Virginia President & CEO. “The residents visiting the show didn’t just bring a can or two, they brought entire bags filled with food donations and we believe that says a great deal about the generosity of Southwest Virginia. We would also like to thank the promoters of the Fall Classic for their willingness to support the hungry by opening this show up free to the public and allowing the Food Bank and the partner agencies we serve to benefit from this wonderful event.

Background:
The Craftsmen’s Fall Classic is an annual craft show featuring original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across America. Residents have the opportunity to see the creative process in action as many exhibitors demonstrate throughout the weekend. There is something for every style, taste and budget with items from the most traditional to the most contemporary. This show is a winner of Sunshine Artist “100 Best” awards.