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Lake Merritt United Methodist Church

1330 Lakeshore Avenue or 1255 1st Avenue

Oakland, CA 94606

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Support programs serving the hungry in Oakland and enjoy music in community! Ticket Sales will open January 1, 2020

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Lake Merritt UMC invites you to the 7th Annual LIFT Concert

The LIFT Concert benefits the LMUMC food programs offering healthy nutritious food to Oakland individuals and families living with food insecurity. Attended by hundreds of concert goers, this homegrown musical event returns featuring many well-known Bay Area musical groups and artists, all of whom are generously donating their time and talent.

Featuring:

Oakland Interfaith Community Choir

Piedmont East Bay Childrenʼs Choir

Destiny Muhammad, Harpist

Oakland Youth Chorus

Joan Miller, Pianist

Stanley Huston, Tenor

Lake Merritt UMC Choir & Bells

Mingle with performers and concert goers at the light reception immediately following the concert. Silent auction featuring goods and services from local businesses and community members.

With gratitude, LMUMC operates..

... Food Pantries for seniors, families, veterans & Laney College students

... Lake Lunches & Feasting with Friends serving meals to the unsheltered and hungry

In partnership with the Alameda County Community Food Bank, countless community members, businesses, high school students and families,

Lake Merritt UMC Food Ministries has been a source of food to the community for over 35 years.

100% of the money raised from LIFT 2020 helps to alleviate food insecurity.

For concert inquiries and advertising/sponsorship opportunities, email liftconcertoakland@gmail.com

Highlighting hunger with harmony... and here's what we can do in just one year..

In partnership with the Alameda County Community Food Bank, in 2019, we distributed over 3,500 grocery carts to county residents through a monthly food pantry.

Twice monthly we make food available to Laney College students, where almost half the students struggle to afford meals.

Twice weekly we deliver lunches to the unsheltered and/or hungry living in our area – We served 8,000 lunches in 2019.

In 2019, in partnership with the Housing Consortium of the East Bay, we launched a Friday night dinner program called Feasting with Friends for a new homeless shelter near the church. We served 2,000 Friday evening meals to these neighbors!

Our programs provide volunteer opportunities for over 600 people a year – families with young children, college students, local businesses, service clubs, and local High School students (who enthusiastically make up the majority of our volunteers). See also our Food Programs page.

More ways to support:

GoFundMe Campaign - Help us reach our goal of $5000! Share with your friends!

Hygiene Kit Drive (Year Round Drive)

Come to the concert with a hygiene items in hand. Travel size options of the following will help us supply our Lake Lunches and Feasting with Friends programs.

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap or body wash
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Body lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Razor
  • Lip Balm
  • Antiseptic wipes packets
  • Antibiotic cream packets
  • Bandaids
  • Floss
  • Socks
  • Beanies
  • Gloves

Getting to the Concert:

  • Entrances to venue: 1255 First Ave or 1330 Lakeshore Ave in Oakland
  • Street and limited lot parking available. Closest BART station is Lake Merritt Station.
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1330 Lakeshore Avenue or 1255 1st Avenue

Oakland, CA 94606

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