King Center partners with STOMP and Second Harvest Food Bank to“STOMP” OUT HUNGER

Monday, February 20, 2017


While many people donate to food drives during the holiday season, hunger is a problem all year long. That’s why the King Center for the Performing Arts is partnering with the touring percussion show STOMP to collect food items through the April 22 performances of STOMP at the King Center.

Here’s how it works: Anyone who donates a non-perishable food item at the King Center ticket office will receive $5 off one ticket to STOMP. Show your food item to the ticket office window representative to receive your $5 off ticket discount and drop it into the metal garbage can next to the STOMP Out Hunger sign. One discount is available per ticket, and is not valid on previously purchased tickets. The discount cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.

Everyone can participate. You don’t have to come to the show to donate. All food donations may be dropped off at the King Center ticket office, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, during hours of operation: noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The items the food bank is in most need of are meals in a can, pasta/macaroni, canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, baby food, snack food, nutrition bars, and any and all non-perishables.

All food collected through the April 22 show date will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, which distributes food products to approximately 550 local nonprofit feeding programs throughout Central Florida.

STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding, electrifying show. There will be a 3 p.m. and an 8 p.m. performance of STOMP on Saturday, April 22 at the King Center.

The STOMP production at the King Center is sponsored by HARRIS.

Click here for more information on Second Harvest Food Bank