Choir Students at Trevor G. Browne Team Up with Hope for Hunger Food Bank

Posted by Community Relations on 3/9/2016

Choir students at Trevor G. Browne are teaming up with Hope for Hunger food bank to raise support for the facility that helps feed many of their families. To engage students and their families, choir director Nick Halonen and Troy Meeker have themed the choir program’s upcoming spring concert, If Music Be the Food of Love, as a platform to support the greater community. The benefit concert is Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free with either a food or monetary donation to Hope for Hunger. Help for Hunger is a small, local food bank located at 5605 N. 55th Avenue in Glendale. It serves food and support to more than 30,000 families each year since its inception in 2012. Students at TGB are inspired to make a difference in their community, so in addition to the benefit concert, they are sponsoring a school-wide food drive, March 7-10. Funds raised at the spring concert will be used to pay for a complete re-design of the food bank’s website, web hosting for the next 2+ years, as well as establishing a new, on-line volunteer sign up system. 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. The choir program also intends to provide 10 volunteers per day, once a week for the remainder of the school year.  Many students are also committed to volunteering this summer when school is out.