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Percussion group Stomp in SLC to make music, fight hunger

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Posted at 3:30 PM, Oct 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-04 17:30:28-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Nearly half a million Utahns are unsure where their next meal will come from, and a percussion group is working with a local charity to decrease the number of hungry people.

The group Stomp will be playing at Kingsbury Hall this weekend, and for every ticket purchased using the code word “hunger”, $5 will be donated to help the Utah Food Bank.

Members of Stomp said they are dedicated to bringing attention to the needs of food charities across the nation.

Ginette Bott is the chief development officer at the Utah Food Bank, and she said she is grateful for Stomp’s efforts.

“This kind of an opportunity, it also helps promote their event, but it helps us, and so we could not do what we do without our partnerships,” she said.

John Sawicki is part of Stomp, and he said look forward to the shows.

“We travel all around the world, playing all these world rhythms, and it’s just an enjoyment for me to allow people to have about an hour and 45 minutes to escape their everyday lives,” he said.

Stomp is playing five shows at Kingsbury Hall Oct. 4-6. Click here for ticket information.