New Rochelle residents Robert Puleo and Eric Woodlin co-produced a concert fundraiser in support of local food banks, the Brown Bag Lunch program at Trinity St Paul’s and for Manna Ministry of Union Baptist Church. The gentlemen raised over a thousand dollars mounting an opera which entertained guests at the historic Trinity St. Paul’s church of New Rochelle.
Performing songs from La Traviata, Il Trovatore and Candide were singers (L-R) Michael Hull, Robert Bishop, Teresa Vicario, Denise Esposito, Robert Puleo, Bill Lane (Narrator), Justine Maccurdy (Pianist), Eric Woodlin (co-producer) and Jodi
The fundraiser also included an award ceremony for the founder/former director and current director of the Brown Bag Lunch program, Deacon Hyacinth Lee and Ms. Vivian Evans. Also in attendance and acknowledged for her years of service to Manna Ministry’s food bank was Ms. Jean Anderson of Union Baptist Church.
The two food banks feed over 20,000 meals per year to individuals and families in need. If interested in supporting either food bank, please call Trinity St. Paul’s for more information at 914-632-5368.