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Jun 21

The Band Perry Pay Tribute to a Hometown Hero

The Band Perry

Photo courtesy of Food Bank of the Southern Tier.

The Band Perry recently paid a visit to The Food Bank of the Southern Tier as part of the Outnumber Hunger campaign to recognize Kyle Halm, a resident of Pine City, New York, and local volunteer firefighter. Kyle was voted the winner of The Band Perry’s Hometown Contest, which encouraged fans to write an essay in 100 words or less on how they are working to make a difference in their local community.

“Overall this whole experience, including the visit to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, was an exciting and excellent opportunity to give back to the community once again, except this time with an amazing group of talented, successful, and down to earth musicians, The Band Perry,” Kyle said. “This experience just shows one of the many ways how rewarding volunteering can be. I want to thank everyone who voted and made all of this possible.”

Kyle’s visit with The Band Perry included a hunger-relief volunteer activity at the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, followed by a luncheon at the Webbs Mills Volunteer Fire Department where Kyle volunteers.

“We are big believers in community – folks coming together to make big things happen,” the band said. “Kyle brought us all together today – he has the spirit of the Pioneer. It was a rewarding experience to pack boxes at the Food Bank and to share a meal with our Webbs Mills firehouse friends.”

“As a member of Feeding America, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier was thrilled to learn that Kyle and The Band Perry would be visiting us,” Food Bank of the Southern Tier President & CEO Natasha Thompson said. “Today’s volunteer activity included boxing up frozen chicken that will be distributed to people in need across the Southern Tier.”

Each week, over 11,000 individuals visit a hunger-relief member agency served by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. To learn more about fight against hunger, including how you can make a difference, visit the Food Bank’s website at or Outnumber Hunger at


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