Benefit Concert to Help Feed Hungry Local Children

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Backpack Program to Receive Proceeds From a Cappella Show Nov. 14

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Several local organizations help feed hungry children through programs that send food home with school students in their backpacks. But those programs only connect with students on school days, leaving times that children may not receive a much-needed meal. Three local student groups are teaming up to help fill those hunger gaps and feed children.

The GWU AcaFelons will join with Crest High School’s Tonal Spectrum and Virtuosic a cappella ensembles for a benefit concert Nov. 14 in Gardner-Webb’s Dover Theatre. All proceeds will benefit the Feeding Kids Cleveland County Backpack Food Program, which is working to unite the community’s individual initiatives to provide meals for children.

“This concert will specifically raise money to help tackle the need of feeding local children during the upcoming holidays,” shared Micah Martin, director of the GWU Office of Student Leadership Development and Community Engagement, which is sponsoring the concert alongside the GWU Campus Civitans.

The a cappella groups are known locally and nationally for their talent. Crest’s Tonal Spectrum competed earlier this year in the Varsity Vocals International Championship for High School A Cappella in New York City.

The Nov. 14 concert is set to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $10 at the door. For more information on the event, email For more information about Feeding Kids Cleveland County, visit

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704.406.4253 or email with your request.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).