The Greenville High School group known as BLOCC (Building A Legacy of Comets With Character) is hosting a talent show Friday with all proceeds benefitting the Unit 2 Weekend Backpack Food Program.
The backpack food program provides weekend meals to students without food at home. There are about 50 boys and girls in the program at Greenville Elementary School, Greenville Jr. High School, Pocahontas School, and Sorento School, with three on the waiting list.
Cash donations are essential to the program, in addition to non-perishable, shelf-stable food and hygiene products.
Admission to the talent show is $3 per person or three qualifying food items.
Lorna Stowers, advisor for BLOCC, said the backpack food program is an important cause.
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Stowers talked about the talent show, which begins at 7 p.m. Friday in the GHS auditorium. “A lot of the students that have signed up are students we don’t normally hear from, which I think is fantastic,” she said. “We’re actually going to be able to show a lot of talent that maybe goes unseen.”
The program will feature musical entertainment and a comedian.
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Carissa Bohannon, Unit 2 nurse, is a member of the backpack food program group. She said donations to the program are always accepted.
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Child referrals for the food program are made by Unit 2 staff members at the schools.