Renaissance Church is putting on a show for a good cause. Based inside the Summit Opera House, the church is bringing its world-class band outdoors for its first annual Concert on the Green and Food Drive.
Starting at 6 p.m., food trucks and activities, including a bounce house, for children and families will be available on the Green, across from the Summit train station. The concert, featuring a mix of classic and modern rock favorites, kicks off at 7 p.m.
While the concert is free, attendees are asked to consider bringing items that will be donated to the food pantries of Summit areas schools.
"Our goal for this event is to fill the food pantries of our Summit area schools so that no kids go to school hungry," the church's website states. "If everyone brings a bag (or two!) of non-perishable food items or $20 Target or ShopRite gift cards to the Concert on the Green, we’ll smash last year’s 2,000 food item collection efforts! A list of food items can be found here."
While last year's food drive was a success, the church is hoping the concert will create a larger awareness that some Summit students are going without food.
"We did just a food drive alone last year and it really helped the community so we thought let's make it a fun end of summer/school kick off event and do it right," said Paul Madsen of Renaissance Church.