Food Finders Food Bank brings in nearly $90,000 at this year’s Blue Jean Ball

All of the evening proceeds are going back into the pantry.

Posted: May 4, 2019 11:21 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — 270 people pulled out their best blue jeans to attend Food Finders Blue Jean Ball.

This year marks the seventh annual event and being comfy for a cause is the theme.

The organization is fundraising to help keep the food pantry stocked. According to Food Finders CEO, Katy Bunder, the pantry serves more than 300 families a day.

The event’s funds were raised through a silent and live auction. Nearly $90,000 was raised this year, which is the most the event has ever brought in.

Bunder said everyone's contributions are a big help in keeping people fed.

“There's a really good reason we're doing this,” said Bunder. “It’s that we still have hungry neighbors in this community and it takes a lot of money to have enough food for everybody that needs it.”

The Blue Jean Ball has raised more than $400,000 since the first event in 2013. All of the auctioning items as well as the food provided was all donated.

All of the evening proceeds are going back into the pantry.

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