CARLSBAD — The Fourth annual Thanksgiving Punk Rock Food Drive will be held from 4 p.m. to midnight Nov. 10 showcasing Heart Rot, Parade of Horribles, Some Kind of Nightmare, She’s My Cassette, London’s Falling and Hard Fall Hearts at the Flying Elephant Pub & Grill, 850 Tamarack Ave. All proceeds from the event will benefit North County Community Services, North County’s Food Bank.For more information about Punk Rock Food Drive visit punkrockfood.com or call (760) 517‐6655.
The event runs from 4 p.m. to midnight and is an all-ages event until 10 p.m. when it becomes 21 and up only. Admission is free with the donation of at least two canned or non‐perishable food items but organizers ask that participants bring as many as they are able. There will be drink specials, prizes and giveaways from American Tattoo, Armourdillo, Flashbacks, Monster Energy, Iron Fist, Blackbox, Upper Crust Pizza and more. Collection bins will also be available at select locations in Carlsbad Nov. 5 through Nov. 10, the week of the show. For more information or to volunteer, visit punkrockfood.com.
This year’s event is presented by Notes for Needs, a recent non‐profit startup run by Chris Mazzola and Jason York. Notes for Needs seeks to organize benefit shows and release albums in support of other non‐profit organizations as well as individuals stricken with financial hardships due to medical, funeral or other unexpected costs.
“We’ve been hosting Punk Rock Food Drive for a while now and we’ve seen the impact that it has. Our supporters and attendees are creating meals for people who need them where there was nothing before. It’s such a simple yet powerful trade off,” said Jason York.
“I want this year to be the most successful Punk Rock Food Drive yet,” Chris Mazzola said. “I’m excited that Feeding America has agreed to match donations. That’s going to have a major impact on the success of this event.”