Local Food Pantry Thanks Tsubasacon for Contributions

COOL RIDGE, WEST VIRGINIA – November 21, 2007 – In a letter dated November 9, 2007, Jon H. Rickey, Executive Director, and Brooke Ash, Public/Agency Relations Coordinator, of the Huntington Area Food Bank (HAFB) thanked Tsubasacon, Inc. for Tsubasacon's assistance in a canned food drive.

"We are extremely grateful for all of your hard work on the food and monetary drive," stated the letter sent to Tsubasacon's Publications Director, Jerad Bailey who organized the food drive. "With groups like yours and your service to a great cause, the HAFB is one step closer to ending hunger in the Tri-State."

During Tsubasacon's convention on October 3–5, 2007 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, WV, attendees were encouraged to bring in canned goods and other non-perishable food items or make donations for raffle tickets. Prizes included several anime DVDs donated by ADV Films, an anime distribution company located in Huston, TX, and signed copies of the musical album _Game_ by Piano Squall, a pianist specializing in music from anime and video games. Tsubasacon also sold copies of _Game_ as part of the food drive.

"It was impressive to see the amount of support we received on the food drive from our attendees," remarked Carlos Myers, Tsubasacon's Webmaster, who staffed the registration desk where donations were accepted. "Most people who donated to the food drive brought more then one item and there were also some who brought entire cases of canned goods."

Tsubasacon's estimates show that over 170 food items were donated as part of the food drive, and $51 was raised through monetary donations and sales of _Game_. Approximately 600 people attended Tsubasacon during the 2007 convention. Tsubasacon is currently planning its next convention to be held on September 26–28, 2008.

ABOUT TSUBASACON, INC.: First established in 2004, Tsubasacon is West Virginia's first and only convention focusing on Japanese animation and comics, respectively know as "anime" and "manga". In early 2006, control of the even was transferred from Charleston Anime and Manga Society, Inc. to Tsubasacon, Inc. Tsubasacon's goals are to promote the anime and manga in West Virginia and to establish a social framework though which anime and manga fans can interact with each other.

ABOUT THE HUNTINGTON AREA FOOD BANK, INC.: The Huntington Area Food Bank, Inc., is a private, nonprofit, charitable organization founded in 1983 and incorporated in the state of West Virginia. HAFB is the hub of a network of food donors and over 200 pantries that serve hungry people in 17 counties in western West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and southeastern Ohio. HAFB is affiliated with America's Second Harvest, the nation's largest food bank network, and the United Way.

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