NEWS | Connecticut Food Bank

09/Jan/19 / 18:13
Wilton Rocks for Food Benefit Concert is Saturday, December 1
Concert Supports Connecticut Food Bank, Wilton Food Pantry

 

WILTON, CONN., November 28, 2018 – Wilton Rocks for Food presents its fourth benefit concert for the Connecticut Food Bank and the Wilton Food Pantry on Saturday, December 1, at 8:00PM, at the Trackside Teen Center in Wilton. Doors open at 7:00PM. The concert will feature more than 30 Wilton musicians.

 

The event is sold out, but the organizer, Wilton resident Andy Schlesinger, said they are still raising funds for the Connecticut Food Bank and Wilton Food Pantry. “We are still accepting donations online,” Schlesinger said. “We hope to exceed our fundraising goal to provide important help to these organizations.” Schlesinger said 100-percent of funds raised are donated to the two food assistance organizations. The event website is www.wiltonrocks.com.

 

Last year’s event raised $81,000 for the two organizations. Schlesinger said the goal this year is to raise $100,000. He says he has cause to be hopeful because interest is strong. “Last year, tickets sold out in two days. This year, we sold out in eight hours!” Schlesinger added that a silent auction at the event will provide additional opportunity to meet the goal.

 

Wilton Rocks for Food will feature food, beer, and a silent auction in addition to the concert. The event is open to adults aged 21 and older. One-hundred percent of proceeds from the event will be donated to the Connecticut Food Bank and the Wilton Food Pantry.

 

Schlesinger said the concert will once again feature Wilton-based artists performing a variety of rock and pop music. The positive response and goal-exceeding amounts raised have proven the event is already becoming a tradition.

 

“Andy and the Wilton community make this concert an incredible experience,” said Connecticut Food Bank CEO Bernie Beaudreau. “It’s a fun night, with a fulfilling mission helping neighbors in need. We are grateful to the organizers, performers and donors who give so generously.”

 

Wilton Rocks for Food is Saturday, December 1, at 8:00PM, at the Trackside Teen Center, 15 Station Road in Wilton. Doors will open at 7:00PM. Admission is by pre-purchased ticket only and only to adults aged 21 and older. Information about the event is at www.wiltonrocks.com.

 

About the Wilton Interfaith Food Pantry:

Wilton Social Services operates the Wilton Interfaith Food Pantry at the Comstock Community Center at 180 School Road in Wilton. The Pantry stocks perishable and non-perishable food items, personal care items, paper products, and detergents. For more information and hours of operation, visit www.wiltonct.org or contact Wilton Social Services at (203) 834-6238.

 

About the Connecticut Food Bank:

The Connecticut Food Bank is committed to alleviating hunger in Connecticut by providing food resources, raising awareness of the challenges of hunger, and advocating for people who need help meeting basic needs. The Connecticut Food Bank partners with the food industry, food growers, donors, and volunteers to distribute nutritious food to people in need. Last year through a network of nearly 700 community-based programs, the Connecticut Food Bank distributed enough food to provide more than 20.3 million meals. The Connecticut Food Bank provides food in six Connecticut counties – Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham counties – where nearly 300,000 people struggle with hunger. Visit us on the web at www.ctfoodbank.org, like us on Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram.

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