Feeding America is pleased to announce 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 29th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, a special concert being held during Hunger Action Month (September) to help raise awareness and funds for the 35 million people who are at risk of hunger in America.
Miley Cyrus, Rob Thomas and OneRepublic have pre-taped special performances that will be aired during the concert. Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Marcia Cross, Lance Bass, Alison Sweeney and Christina Applegate will be presenters during the concert. Legendary comedian, Garry Shandling, will perform a stand up comedy skit.
"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. Feeding America does just that, and it's a great privilege for me to unite with them in their cause," said Crow.
"Rock a Little, Feed a Lot" is one of many initiatives in the works for Feeding America's Hunger Action Month and will benefit 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. The need for food assistance nationwide has increased 30 percent throughout the last year and in many communities the increase is much higher," said Vicki Escarra, president and CEO of Feeding America."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," said 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
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Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.