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Comedy event to benefit Neighborhood House

TIME OUT Comedy stands up to fight hunger and support healthy families
by: Submitted photo Jacki Kane, TIME OUT Comedy founder and performer, will be on hand for an event benefiting Neighborhood House’s Emergency Food Box Program Oct. 22.

MULTNOMAH - Hunger and poverty are no laughing matter. That's why a group of local 'mom comics' are determined to raise awareness and support for Neighborhood House, a leading nonprofit assisting low-income children, families and seniors in Southwest Portland and across the metro area.

Comics from Portland's TIME OUT Comedy will appear in a special performance at the Multnomah Art Center, located at 7688 S.W. Capitol Hwy., to benefit Neighborhood House's Emergency Food Box Program.

TIME OUT! The Mother of All Comedy Shows is a group of professional and new comedy performers who are moms of all ages and family configurations. Their shows off er clean and intelligent entertainment targeting parents.

At the benefit show, scheduled for Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m., the group will present 'Back to the Old School - Parenting from the Retro Zone,' a humorous look at the parenting techniques of previous generations.

'We all know that family life today can be stressful. Helping Neighborhood House is a great way to remind ourselves that there are families in our community facing truly significant challenges, like hunger,' Jacki Kane, TIME OUT founder and performer, said.

Neighborhood House's Emergency Food Box Program is the largest food pantry program on Portland's west side, serving 500 to 600 low-income households every month. Throughout the last year, the program has provided nearly 280,000 meals to hungry people in the local community. It also distributed nearly 29,000 rolls of toilet paper, a much-needed family staple that cannot be purchased with food stamps. In honor of Halloween, the organization is inviting community members to 'TP Neighborhood House' by bringing some donated toilet paper to the TIME OUT event or dropping it off at Neighborhood House at 7780 S.W. Capitol Hwy. any time during the month of October.

Tickets for the comedy show are $18 if purchased online at www.nhpdx.org by Oct. 15 or $20 at the door. A group rate of $15 per ticket is available for parties of five or more. Group-rate tickets must be purchased by calling 503-246-1663, ext. 2118 by Oct. 14.

For more information, contact Laura Atkinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

- Submitted by Neighborhood House