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Concert helps starving children

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The lives of starving children may be saved thanks to an event in Albany Thursday night.

Several church choirs and classical guitarist Robert Sharpe performed a concert at the Municipal Auditorium to support the MANA plant in Fitzgerald. It makes ready-to-eat therapeutic packs of peanut paste that are shipped to the world's most severely malnourished children.

The minister of music at Albany's Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church organized the concert. Steven Jones said, "Primarily, we are church choirs. We had one college choir involved, but the whole tenet of our faith is to help the oppressed and to help people that are in need. And our job, and Christ teaches us, you know, that we're to go help feed the hungry that we're to take care of the poor. And this is just putting our faith into action."

Concert tickets were $10. People were also encouraged to make other donations.

All the money will be used to ship MANA products to areas devastated by famine.

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