Choir students at Trevor G. Browne (TGB) High School in west Phoenix are teaming up with Hope for Hunger food bank to raise support for the facility that helps feed many of the their families.
Help for Hunger is a small, local food bank located at 5605 N. 55th Avenue in Glendale. It operates with just one part-time employee and relies on volunteers to provide all services. With an annual operating budget of under $100,000, the food bank depends on donations as it serves food and support to more than 30,000 families each year since its inception in 2012.
Students in the TGB Choir program visited the food bank where they witnessed first-hand how the facility operates. They helped sort food, load shopping carts, and deliver food to cars of families who came in for assistance.
To engage students and their families, TGB has chosen to use the choir program’s upcoming spring concert If Music Be the Food of Love as a platform to support the greater community.
The March 10th concert at 6:30pm will be a benefit event to support Hope for Hunger. Admission is open to the public and it’s free with either a food or monetary donation to Hope for Hunger.
The choir program also intends to provide 10 volunteers per day, once a week for the remainder of the school year. Students are using the concert as a platform to convince adults in the community to provide this staffing during school hours. Many students are also committed to volunteering this summer when school is out.