April 21, 2019  

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USM School of Music to Hold Second Benefit Concert for Food Pantry

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The School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi is once again using its talents to raise awareness and generate donations for the on-campus Eagle’s Nest food pantry.

A benefit concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at University Baptist Church, 3200 W. Arlington Loop, Hattiesburg. It was rescheduled from mid-February.

Dr. Galit Kaunitz, an assistant professor of oboe, organized this concert and an earlier benefit in November. “It’s a passion project for me,” she says of helping the Eagle’s Nest.

Admission to the concert is free with the donation of at least one non-perishable food item for the Eagle’s Nest, which distributes about 400 pounds of food each week when school is in session to students, staff or faculty in temporary need.

Top donation needs include:

  • Canned milk
  • Canned tuna or canned chicken
  • Fruit cups
  • Mac and cheese
  • Spaghetti or macaroni noodles
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Microwaveable non-frozen meals
  • Peanut butter

The concert will feature Richard Kravchak, oboe; Nick and Rachel Ciraldo, guitar and flute; Taylor Hightower and Jonathan Yarrington, voice; Zhaolei Xie, piano; and Jeff Humphrey, saxophone.

For more information about the concert, contact Kaunitz at galit.kaunitz@usm.edu or 601.266.6042. For more information about the Eagle’s Nest, email sasw@usm.edu.

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