Roy Price Memorial Food Drive
Electric Forest’s annual Food Drive is hosted each year in partnership with not-for-profit organization Conscious Alliance. Renamed the Roy Price Memorial Food Drive in 2013 to honor cherished Electric Forest neighbor and huge Food Drive supporter, the late Mr. Roy Price – each year Electric Forest patrons are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items, and are thanked with an exclusive Electric Forest Food Drive poster. To date, Electric Forest has collected and distributed over 17,200 lbs of food to local communities in need.
For 2013 – we’re setting a goal to collect 8,000 lbs of food. We hope you’ll include “Food Drive Donation” on your packing list for EF 2013! Stay tuned for specifics on this year’s Drive.
Electric Forest Music In Schools Program
Each year, the Electric Forest Music In Schools Program partners with local area public schools to help support music education. Working to help ensure that today’s youth have the opportunity to learn about music in school, Electric Forest donates funds to these music programs. In addition, each year young musicians from these schools are invited to perform at the festival, providing them with a very exciting opportunity to be part of the show.
In 2012, the Music in Schools Program donated $5,000.00 to the music programs at both Shelby High School and Montague High School/Middle School. At Shelby High School, these much-needed funds were put toward buying all new percussion instruments (replacing 20 year old instruments!). At Montague High School and Middle School, the money was put toward augmenting staffing for the schools’ music program, where budgets have been cut so much that there is only one director to accommodate both schools.
Many of you may have seen the Shelby High School Jazz Band performing near the festival entrance on the Saturday morning of Electric Forest 2012. For 2013 – look for the school’s entire Marching Band to perform at Electric Forest. Stay tuned for all the details!
The Kitchen [Community]
Electric Forest is proud to support The Kitchen [Community] connecting kids to real food by creating Learning Gardens in schools and community organizations across America.
A Learning Garden is an easy, affordable, scalable school garden solution; it is an attractive outdoor classroom and experiential play space with edible vegetables. Learning Gardens are designed to be places kids want to play and teachers want to teach, thereby helping to decrease childhood obesity, improve academic performance, and strengthen communities.
The Kitchen [Community] has helped create 49 school and community center Learning Gardens with an additional six [Community] gardens across the U.S.
For more information on The Kitchen [Community] click here.