MANKATO, Minn. - Feeding Our Communities Partners hosted their annual fundraiser; Beer, Brats and Bourbon for BackPack presented by US Bank. 
 
The event showcased exclusive bourbon tastings and cocktails, local breweries, and food from Hy-Vee and Pub 500. Most importantly though, proceeds will directly benefit the BackPack Food Program and Power Pack Program which provides over 900 elementary and middle school students with packs of child-friendly and nutritious food to be consumed over weekends and school breaks.  
 
"It's very important to the work of FOCP this is our second largest fundraiser and so the funds directly support our efforts to feed hungry tummy is within the greater Mankato area," executive director of FOCP Sheri Sander-Silva said.
 
If you missed the event, opportunities to donate are available through the organization's website, http://www.feedingourcommunitiespartners.org/index.html

--KEYC News 12