The second annual LIFT Concert, a fundraiser for the Food Pantry at Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, which will be held on March 14 at 3 p.m. at the church, 1330 Lakeshore Avenue. They are undertaking this concert to ensure the finances of the Food Pantry have a solid foundation.
The Lake Merritt UMC Food Pantry has been distributing food to people in need in the community for 30 years. Last year, they gave out food to over 10,000 families, numbering over 28,000 individuals, almost double the number of families they served three years ago. In 2013, they were named the Alameda County Community Food Bank Food Pantry Partner of the Year, an award given for their pioneering client choice model.
Last year, the concert sold out to nearly 300 attendees. The year's musical lineup in the Oakland Community include an ensemble from the Oakland Interfaith Community Choir, the World Harmony Chorus, the Oakland Jazz Choir, the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir, Stanley Huston, a solo vocalist and the LMUMC choir, and Aeri Lee, a classical pianist from the Chinese Community United Methodist Church. All of these musicians are donating their time and talent.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking here. Tickets are also available from Rose Lynn Abesamis-Bell.