The annual Rise Against Hunger student-performed Benefit Concert Talent Show is tonight, Monday, June 10 at 7: 30 p.m. at the Middlebrook School Auditorium. Middlebrook instructional leader Janet Nobles has been spearheading the efforts at Middlebrook, along with student concert coordinators, 8th graders Clarissa Greis (who also designed the concert’s poster, below) and Erin Famous.
The concert is a major component of the fundraising done by the Wilton Interfaith Action Committee (Wi-ACT) to support its annual October meal-packaging event (as well as a second student-run meal packaging event at Middlebrook) to provide meals for food-insecure communities in the U.S. and overseas. Admission to Monday’s concert is by donation (suggested contribution for students is $5) and all money collected will support funding meal packaging supplies–which this year has risen to $.31 per meal, up from $.29 apiece.
According to Wi-ACT members, “the Concert is always a rousing and uplifting event with exceptionally talented student performers and much energy! It’s a wonderful reflection of the desire students have to make a difference and the way Middlebrook teachers and administrators foster that in their students.”
Wi-ACT’s 2019 October meal-packaging event will be held on Oct. 19, with 750 volunteers involved in the packaging and related work.