We hope that this event will help raise awareness, while also collecting much needed canned goods and, of course, entertaining the audience.
Burbank, CA (PRWEB) November 17, 2011
YouTube comedy series “Home at Last” is hosting a food drive for the LA Regional Food Bank this weekend in Los Angeles. The event is also a launch party for the series, whose main character is a homeless man. The entry fee is one canned food item, which will be collected by the Food Bank the following day.
The food drive and screening will take place Sunday, November 20th, from 5-8 PM at Far Bar (347 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012) in downtown LA.
“Although our show looks at homelessness from a comedic perspective, we take the issue very seriously,” said Home at Last co-creator Matt Giegerich. “Homelessness is a real problem in America, particularly in LA. We hope that this event will help raise awareness, while also collecting much needed canned goods and, of course, entertaining the audience.”
“We’re extremely grateful to all our donors for their support,” says Carole D. Tremblay, Chief Development Officer at the Food Bank. “…especially during this holiday season as we continue to distribute one million pounds of food every week to residents of L.A. County.”
Home at Last stars William Russ (Boy Meets World, American History X) in the role of ‘Bob,’ a homeless man that moves in with his long lost son. It tells the story of Bob’s developing relationship with his son, while cataloging his failed attempts to assimilate into the ‘civilized’ world. The series is written and created by Matt Giegerich and Chelsea Mize, and directed by Stephen Sprinkles. New YouTube videos are posted every Tuesday and Thursday.
The event will be co-hosted by “Self Storage,” another web series that addresses homelessness. The series features Eddie Jemison (“Hung”) and is directed by Scott Keiner.
For more information and/or interviews, contact:
Matt Giegerich, Writer/Creator
Home at Last