Rock Hop & Roll concert collects 750 pounds of food for the needy

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The Rock Hop & Roll tour’s stop in Grand Rapids, Mich., on April 18 brought in 750 pounds of food for the needy. All items were donated to Byron Community Ministries’ food and clothing pantry in Byron Center, Mich.

“There’s a lot of need out there, and this donation just adds to our food supply which there are high demands on right now,” said Steve Gibson, director of Byron Community Ministries. “It’s a continual balancing act.”

The show, which featured Christian rock band Attaboy along with special guests Highland Fall and Jared Mahone, was sponsored by Huntington University in Huntington, Ind., Banner of Christ Church in Byron Center, Mich., JQ99 Radio and Cornerstone Church in Caledonia, Mich.

Byron Community Ministries is an outreach program of 22 local churches. Byron supplies food and clothing to 1,000 adults and children each month.

For information about the bands and upcoming tour dates, visit, and Information about Byron Community Ministries is available at
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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