Marcus Wehrenberg Theatres and The Salvation Army to Host annual holiday food drive

BLOOMINGTON - Marcus Wehrenberg Theatres and The Salvation Army are proud to partner for the Cans Holiday Film Festival to be held on Saturday, December 2.

The Bloomington Cinema is one of 12 participating Marcus Wehrenberg Theatres across the Midwest. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with The Salvation Army,” said Rolando Rodriguez, chairman, president and CEO of Marcus Theatres. “In the fight against hunger, every can counts. Beyond receiving a free holiday film, we hope the community continues to embrace this as an opportunity to help those less fortunate when they need it the most.”

This tradition has helped provide thousands of meals to people across the Midwest each year.

"Each year, we provide Christmas food baskets to over 1,200 families to make the holidays brighter for those in need in Bloomington/Normal," said Major Gary Felton, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army, Bloomington Corps. "This event has typically supplied 70 percent of the items we use in those baskets. We thank the community for their generous support of this program in the past and hope to see everyone December 2. Whether giving five cans or 50 cans, your donation makes a difference.”

The 2017 “Cans” food drive the Bloomington Cinema will offer a selection of holiday classic films for guests who bring in five or more canned goods at participating locations between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on December 2. Donors will receive free admission to one of three-holiday classic films including “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Elf” and “The Polar Express.” Donors can choose from a selection of showtimes playing all day, including in the evening. These donations will provide meals for those in need from the holiday season through the summer months.

 


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