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New venue, new look, new band at this year's Full Belly Feast

The Full Belly Feast is Saturday, March 24. (Source: WECT) The Full Belly Feast is Saturday, March 24. (Source: WECT)
The Full Belly Project's water pump was used in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. (Source: WECT) The Full Belly Project's water pump was used in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. (Source: WECT)
Jock Brandis, founder of the Full Belly Project, and Ashlea Kosikowski, who is serving as the event's emcee. (Source: WECT) Jock Brandis, founder of the Full Belly Project, and Ashlea Kosikowski, who is serving as the event's emcee. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

The Full Belly Project is stepping it up a notch.

This year’s Full Belly Feast will have a new venue, new look, new food and new band.

The annual event raises money for the Full Belly Project develops, creates and distributes tools which help communities improve their economy.

In its sixteenth year now, the Feast, on Saturday, March 24 at the Brooklyn Arts Center, will be a red-carpet event.

The Phantom Playboys are performing and guests can indulge in catered bites, along with a full bar.

Full Belly will also share the details of its new mission and vision for the future.

The organization started with the Universal Nut Sheller, which has helped women across Africa. By hand, it takes 5 people 50 hours to shell a 100-pound bag of peanuts. The Universal Nut Sheller can do it in an hour, saving women time and discomfort and at the same time, increasing their access to nutrition and providing them with an income source.

The Full Belly Project continues to develop new inventions to help those in rural communities. The Feast is the organization’s largest fundraiser, bringing in close to 20% of the group’s budget.

Full Belly invites its supporters to come together to connect, celebrate, and set our sights on a brighter future for communities around the world.

Our Ashlea Kosikowski will help with the event by serving as emcee.

For tickets and more, click here.

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