Blue Jean Ball raises money for Food Finders Food Bank


TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – The second annual Blue Jean Ball took place Saturday night to raise money for Food Finders Food Bank.

The ball began at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Beck’s Agricultural Center. The event included dinner, live music, and silent and live auctions. Last year, the ball raised more than $30,000 for the food bank.

Food Finders Food Bank executive director Katy Bunder said the event funds a significant part of their budget.

“An important part of the live auction will be an opportunity to pledge to feed a family for a week, a month, or a year. So, not just items to take home, but things that will really make a difference to our work,” said Bunder.

Bison Financial Group, Beck’s Hybrid, and the Purdue University College of Agriculture partnered together to sponsor the event. Bunder said because of the sponsors’ donations, all the proceeds from the event will go directly to the food bank.

On Tuesday, May 20, Food Finders Food Bank said this month’s Blue Jean Ball fundraiser took in more than $53,000, which is an increase from the $30,000 raised last year.

Bunder said nearly 300 attendees came to the ball and all proceeds go directly to the food bank. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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