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Richard PettyRichard Petty (File photo)
The Eli Young Band, and famed race car drivers Richard Petty and Aric Almirola will participate in a musical event benefiting Harvesters food bank on Thursday in Kansas City, Kan.
Farmland will sponsor the “Bacon a Difference” charity event on Thursday evening, Oct. 3, at Memorial Hall, 600 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan.
As part of the event, Farmland is expected to donate more than $100,000 to Harvesters food bank, benefiting thousands of needy Kansas Citians.
The Harvesters name will appear on the No. 43 Ford Fusion car sponsored by Farmland at the Sprint Cup race this weekend at Kansas Speedway through a partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports.
All summer, Farmland has held a “Bacon a Difference” campaign, where 10 cents from each bacon package purchased at participating area grocery stores in Kansas City from July 4 to Labor Day went to Harvesters.
Farmland also is contributing all proceeds from ticket sales to the Eli Young concert, along with a matching donation of $10 per ticket sold, to Harvesters in support of efforts to eliminate hunger in the Kansas City area.
Those individuals who donate $10 at the BaconaDifference.com website may receive one ticket to enter the Eli Young concert Thursday.
The Eli Young Band, country music stars, is known for its No. 1 hits, “Crazy Girl” and “Even if It Breaks Your Heart.” A recent album is “Life at Best.”