Bowie church concert to support local food pantry -- Gazette.Net


To raise money and food for Bowie’s food pantry, a Bowie-based nonprofit is hosting a concert at 5 p.m. Saturday at Cresthill Baptist Church, located at 6510 Laurel Bowie Road.

“There’s a lot of people who support the pantry who now need to be supported by the pantry, so it’s a really big deal [the pantry] gets money, which turns into food, which is what we’re trying to accomplish,” said Michael Callahan, president of Building Hope Ministries, a humanitarian aid nonprofit headquartered at the church that builds churches and orphanages in developing countries.

“On the local home front, we want to help out the Bowie food pantry as often as we can,” Callahan said.

The nonprofit raised $1,200 at its first fundraising concert last year, he said.

Two Bowie musical groups, The Project and the 20/20 Band, will perform, he said. Admission is one can of food, and money donations will be collected at the end of the concert.