Concert For Domestic Hunger
35 Million Americans are At Risk
Feeding America announced that Grammy Award-winning artist Sheryl Crow, Grammy Award-winning artist Ben Harper, Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, and Grammy Award-winning artist Jonny Lang will all perform at the “Rock a Little, Feed a Lot” concert on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, a special concert held during Hunger Action Month (September) to raise both awareness and funds for the 35 million Americans at risk Tickets for “Rock a Little, Feed a Lot” are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com.
Celebs confirmed include David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and others. Adam Shankman, producer and director of “Step Up,” “Hairspray,” “Bringing Down the House,” and “17 Again” will direct the event.
Proceeds of the concert will go to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank and Feeding America.
“It is so important for everyone across the country to dare to be conscious and aware of the struggles of those around them—even if those struggles are not the same as their own," says Crow. "Feeding America does just that, and it’s a great privilege for me to unite with them in their cause.”
“Rock a Little, Feed a Lot” is one of many initiatives for Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month and benefits both Feeding America and its local member, the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank.
Hunger Action Month, formed to help those in need, bloomed from a day of service into a month-long campaign as the economy has taken a turn for the worse and the demand for food assistance has increased.
“Many Americans are unaware of the great demand for food assistance throughout the country," says Vicki Escarra, president and CEO of Feeding America. "The need for food assistance nationwide has increased 30 percent throughout the last year and in many communities the increase is much higher. “We are excited to team up with so many talented artists to shed light on Hunger Action Month and the issue of hunger in America.”
“We are so grateful for the generous support of these artists -- and residents of Los Angeles -- for their time and efforts to raise awareness about hunger in America,” adds Michael Flood, President & CEO of the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. “The agencies we serve are experiencing unprecedented demand for food assistance and this event will help shine the bright spotlight of the entertainment community on the issue of hunger in America.”
To take part or learn what is going on in your community during Hunger Action Month, please visit: www.FeedingAmerica.org
About the Los Angeles Area Foodbank
The Los Angeles Regional Foodbank is a non-profit, charitable organization established in 1973 and is one of the largest food banks in the United States. Through a network of 900 charitable agency sites, the Foodbank distributes more than 1 million pounds of food every week in Los Angeles County. The Foodbank is affiliated with Feeding America. For more information, visit www.lafoodbank.org.
About Feeding America
Feeding America is the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Our mission is to feed hungry Americans through a nationwide network of 205 food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. Each year Feeding America provides food assistance to more than 25 million people, including 9 million children and 3 million seniors, distributing more than 2 billion pounds of donated food annually. The Feeding America network supports approximately 63,000 local agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs, Kids Cafes and Backpack Programs.