Music artists have teamed up with Greater Good Music to deliver food to families affected by Hurricane Ian
Nov 22, 2022 1:00 PM EST
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 22, 2022 (Newswire.com) –
Earlier this fall, Hurricane Ian swept through Florida as one of the worst disasters in state history. In the Fort Myers area, more than 5,000 homes were destroyed and thousands more sustained damage. With many supermarkets and restaurants closed, food is not readily available to Southwest Florida residents. It may also be difficult to afford food for families who have suffered the financial impact of the disaster.
Greater good music partners with music artists across the country to help deliver truckloads of groceries directly to Florida neighborhoods damaged by Hurricane Ian.
Steve Nicks, Lauren Daigle, 38 Special, Foreigner, and more music artists are teaming up with Greater Good Music to deliver food trucks to Florida residents in need during the Thanksgiving season.
Greater Good Music has partnered with the Harry Chapin Food Bank to organize these food distributions, donated by music artists, during the holiday season. Each distribution provides 40,000 pounds of food and supplies 600 families with a week’s worth of groceries.
Food distributions continue into December, bringing fresh fruits, vegetables and protein to Florida families. The holidays are a particularly critical time for this relief, as other aid organizations are closing operations, but hurricane-affected families are still feeling the strain of recovery efforts.
“It’s critical to be here for these families around the holidays. This can be a sad time in Southwest Florida with so much devastation. We want to bring comfort and nourishment. Music has such power to heal, and these music artists who sending food is a hands-on way to provide that healing,” said Sheila Jones, director of Greater Good Music. Online donations can be made at GreaterGoodMusic.org
Greater Good Music’s mission is to prevent food insecurity by partnering with music artists to help families in need. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, more than 34 million people, including 9 million children, are food insecure in the United States.
About Greater Good Music: Greater Good Music brings people and music together to do good. We partner with music artists on concert tours across the country to distribute pre-show food distributions to low-income families and disaster victims. Find us www.GreaterGoodMusic.org, and on Instagram (@GreaterGoodMusicCharity) and Facebook (facebook.com/GreaterGoodMusic). Greater Good Music operates through a tax sponsorship with Players Philanthropy Fund (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178), a Maryland charity with federal tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Greater Good Music are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Source: Greater Good Music