A benefit concert to collect “a ton of food” will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022.
The concert in Turlock will include choirs from schools, community groups and churches. These choirs are donating their time and talents to help stock community food banks. The concert is open to anyone to attend, and admission is just a can or bag of food or a new toy.
Brad Thompson, one of the organizers of the event, saw a published article recently reporting that the Salvation Army is currently giving five times more food assistance than at any point during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The current economic recession brought on by the pandemic has thrown more families into food insecurity,” said Michelle Belloli, another organizer of the concert event. “All food and toy donations will be given to the Salvation Army of Turlock to help them with upcoming food and holiday needs.”
The choirs invited to participate are currently practicing in various locations and will join together for a beautiful night of music. The concert will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4200 Geer Road, Turlock and will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Lissette Maunakea, the Social Services Director from the Salvation Army, said “We want to thank everyone for all they are doing to help those in our community with food insecurity.”
“This concert will thank all the community members that generously donate and care about their neighbors throughout Turlock and surrounding communities,” said Belloli.