The tenth annual Backpack Snack Attack Community Benefit Concert, an evening of musical celebration, will be held at the Warwick Reformed Church, 17 Maple Avenue (across from St. Anthony Community Hospital) on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m.
Concert headliner will once again be the Grammy-nominated 3D Rhythm of Life.
And two special opening acts are the Hudson Valley Ebony Strings, and the well-known and talented singer songwriter, E’lissa Jones, featuring songs from her newly released Christmas CD.
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.
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 $7 per child weekly 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.”
The concert provides approximately 10 percent of the funding needed to support the program annually.
Donations can be made directly on the organization’s website: www.backpacksnackattack.org via Paypal or by check.
- Roger Gavan