“Voices Against Hunger” gospel concert to focus attention on hunger awareness

AUBURN – Access and Community Initiatives, a unit of Auburn University’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and the Auburn University Gospel Choir will host “Voices Against Hunger” featuring the Afro-American Gospel Choir from the University of Alabama on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The City Church, 950 Shelton Mill Road in Auburn. Admission to this public event is $5 or five canned goods.

The “Voices Against Hunger” event is designed to raise awareness about hunger in the state of Alabama. Recent statistics indicate that 754,258 Alabamians, including 266,510 children, live in poverty. Additionally, 1,475,320 Alabamians live below the federal poverty level and 226,000 Alabama households are food insecure. Of those Alabamians living below the poverty level, approximately 546,684 persons per month receive food stamps with the average monthly food stamp benefit per person totaling $90.50.

Described as a time of praise and fellowship, “Voices Against Hunger” is meant to be the catalyst for developing a network of people working together to fight hunger and build stronger communities through citizen engagement and action.

Other choirs scheduled to perform include the Auburn University Gospel Choir, Tuskegee University Gospel Choir, Bell Missionary Baptist Church Gospel Choir and the Opelika High School Gospel Choir.

This year’s program sponsors include Auburn University’s Access and Community Initiatives, a unit of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Auburn University Gospel Choir, Afro-American Gospel Choir from the University of Alabama, Tuskegee University Gospel Choir, The City Church of Auburn, East Alabama Teen Summit, Auburn University Outreach and The Committee of 19.

For more information on the “Voices Against Hunger” Gospel Fest, contact Brandon Wolfe at (334) 844-5042 or wolfebr@auburn.edu.

Contact: Brandon Wolfe (334) 844-5042 (wolfebr@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)