The eighth annual Backpack Snack Attack Community Benefit Concert, an evening of musical celebration, will be held at the Warwick Reformed Church, 17 Maple Ave. (across from St. Anthony Community Hospital) on this Sunday, Dec. 1, at 5 p.m.
Concert headliners will once again be the Grammy-nominated 3D Rhythm of Life with special guests Tiffany T'zelle and Chris Alfinez.
And for the second consecutive year two special opening acts are the Hudson Valley Ebony Strings and singer songwriter E'lissa Jones.
The free concert is in support of Backpack Snack Attack, a non-profit organization that provides nutritional food and snacks on weekends to almost 300 needy school children each week of the school year.
The program is run entirely by a group of volunteers and supported by donations and fundraising. All proceeds are used to purchase food for needy children in this community.
“It's easy to support the program through donations of food as well as monetary donations through the links on our Website, “ said Community Benefit Concert organizer and host Joe Sclafani. “It takes about $6 per child weekly and approximately $300 per child annually to provide for our kids. This program is 100 percent volunteer based, ensuring that all offerings collected go directly to providing weekend food for kids in the program. Donations can be made directly on our Website via Paypal, or via check.”
For additional information visit www.backpacksnackattack.org.
- Roger Gavan