Headlined by two Grammy award-winning artists, Food for the Poor will be having a virtual concert benefiting Caribbean and Latin American families impacted by the pandemic, hurricanes and a volcanic eruption.
With the goal of raising funds to provide 10 million meals, the “National Celebration — We Are One” virtual concert will be streamed live from Food For The Poor’s Coconut Creek headquarters at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12.
Food for the Poor — one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the nation — serves 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America, providing relief assistance, clean water, medicine, educational materials, homes, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance.
Artists set to perform include Jason Gray, Grammy winners Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Michael W. Smith, as well as international recording artist Glacia Robinson.
Robinson, a Caribbean Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee, will be co-hosting the event with Food for the Poor radio manager and on-air fundraiser Paul Jacobs.
“These families were already struggling for food and medical care and need our help more than ever,” Food For The Poor President and CEO Ed Raine said in a statement. “The countries are begging us for increased food shipments.
“We’re grateful to each of these outstanding performers for lending us their talents,” he said, “as we come together to bring hope to desperate children and families in dire need of life-sustaining meals.”
The organization also will be having the “We Are One” online silent auction, which is slated to open at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9 and close at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 12.