Voices of Poetry, which serves the Greater New Milford area, will hold its fifth annual Thanks for the Giving event Nov. 5 at 5 p.m.

The event is a benefit for the Loaves & Fishes Hospitality House in New Milford.

The program will be offered at St. John’s Episcopal Church hall on Whittlesey Avenue.

It will feature acclaimed poets Van Hartmann, David K. Leff, Steven Ostrowski, Laurel Peterson, Dimitri Rimsky; James Scrimgeour, Kristen Lee Skedgell, Davyne Verstandig and Afaa M. Weaver.

To complement these poets, music will be provided by vocalist Lynn Henderson and other local musicians.

A donation of $20 is suggested, with all proceeds to benefit Loaves & Fishes.

Other donations for Loaves & Fishes are welcome. Checks should be made payable to Loaves & Fishes.

For more information about Loaves & Fishes, call 860-350-6612 or visit www.loavesandfishesofnewmilford.org.

For more information about Voice of Poetry, email voicesofpoet@gmail.com.