On Dec. 6 and 7 at the Beachland Ballroom, Auburn Records, WJCU 88.7 FM and Iron Ingo Stührenberg hosted their annual food drive for the Cleveland Foodbank. While the weather outside was frightful, organizers still managed to top last year's donation to the Cleveland Foodbank, Friends of the Cleveland Kennel and Lake Humane Society. This year, they donated a record 2,273 lbs. of food collected (1,745 lbs. for the Cleveland Foodbank and 528 lbs. for the Friends Of The Cleveland Kennel and Lake Humane Society) and $4000.17 in cash ($1,592.00 for the Cleveland Foodbank, $1,222.00 for the Friends of the Cleveland Kennel and $1,186.17 for the Lake Humane Society). “Our cash donation totals skyrocketed this year!” says event organizer Bill Peters in a press release he issued this morning. “We also had a significant increase of 29% in pet food donations too. The numbers are amazing, especially considering the bad winter weather we had to endure the weekend of our event. Fans still came out regardless to support and donate."
Anne Goodman, president and CEO of Cleveland Foodbank, reiterated Peters' sentiments. “Clearly, this whole community is behind what Bill is doing," she says in the same press release. “It wouldn’t be the holidays without him. We are grateful and impressed. Honestly, it’s these traditions that make me love my job so much. Bill’s support and enthusiasm over the years has meant so much to the Foodbank and the thousands of people we serve. We can’t thank him enough.” Local metal bands Alternate Reality, Vulgar Devils, Fuck You Pay Me, Embalmer, Soulless, Dark Arena, Scum Park Hooligans, Slitt, Black Death Resurrected, Ground Zero, Global Warning and Shok Paris all performed and Playboy model Daniella Dior and burlesque troupe the Red Hot Heathens hosted.