A local performer who stumped Penn & Teller with his magic will be hosting a virtual show to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

Kostya Kimlat wants to give back and help provide food to thousands of families who continue to rely on assistance from Second Harvest and its network of 500+ feeding partners across Orange, Osceola, Lake, Seminole, Volusia and Brevard counties.

A year ago, he found himself unsure of what the future held – in fact his family was prepared to hunker down and live off savings. But as many local businesses did, he found a new way – one that brought him into the homes and business meetings virtually. Because his virtual magic shows helped put food on his table for the past year, he wants to pay that forward.

“When COVID hit and all of my in-person events and keynote speeches were canceled, I set about to create a brand new magic show, in a brand new medium. What was created ended up transforming my life psychologically, emotionally and financially. This virtual magic show has put food on the table for my family for the last year, and now I’d like to help put food on the table for hundreds of families who need it most.” – Kostya Kimlat

Next Thurs., April 29, Kostya is hosting a benefit show, with 100% of ticket sales going directly to Second Harvest to provide on-going hunger relief efforts. For more than a year now, the food bank has been distributing twice the amount of food each day what it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization relies on financial support from community and corporate partners. For every dollar that is donated, Second Harvest is able to provide four meals. Just one ticket to Kostya’s virtual show next week would provide 400 meals… imagine if he could sell 100 tickets!

  • WHAT: Kostya Kimlat’s Virtual Magic Show!
  • WHEN: Thurs., April 29 at 7 p.m.
  • WHERE: Zoom (Link will be emailed after household ticket purchase)
  • WHY: To benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s hunger relief efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic
  • COST: $100 (100% of purchase benefits the food bank and provides 400 meals)
  • PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
  • Kostya Kimlat’s: Video invite to his first public virtual magic show

And again, here is the link to purchase tickets.

Photo Credit: Courtesy Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida