Wi-ACT‘s Annual Benefit Concert in support of its Stop Hunger Now 167,000-meal-packaging event will be held this Saturday, June 17 at 5 p.m. at the WEPCO Church Complex (36 New Canaan Rd.). Ticket prices are $15 for adults, and $10 for children. Tickets are available only at the door.

Performances will be by students from Wilton schools led by Middlebrook Middle School instructional leader Janet Nobles and under the student leadership of eighth grader Elizabeth Williams.

Half of the ticket proceeds from the concert will go toward the efforts of students in Wilton’s schools who are organizing student-run meal-packaging events. Since this ticket sales sharing began, both Wilton High School and Middlebrook have put on student organized and led meal-packaging events with upwards of 100 student volunteers doing the meal packaging for each of them.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the concert will support Wi-ACT’s meal packaging work at $0.29 per meal, or $48,430 total. This past year–the sixth year of doing these community-wide events–Wi-ACT passed the 750,000 meals point. Meals are served to poorest of the poor children, everywhere from Haiti to sub-Saharan Africa in educational programs where they are nourished in mind as well as in body. The meals feed over 450 of children for an entire year.

The 2017 meal-packaging event will be on Saturday, Oct. 21.