We all know that the economy is hurting badly. Job losses, home foreclosures, and pay cuts are just a few of the crises Americans are facing. But did you know that 1 in 8 Americans are going hungry? 35 million Americans are unable to put food on their tables. Last year, the demand for food from food banks rose 30%. There is something we can do to help.
During our 2009 Spring and Summer tours, Indigo Girls will be partnering with Rock for a Remedy to help our neighbors who are hungry. We are asking you to join us in this effort. Rock for a Remedy (RFAR) is a grass-roots non-profit organization bringing together socially conscious musicians and their civic-minded fans via food drives all across North America. All donations are given to area food banks in local communities.
What can you do? Please bring food to your Indigo Girl’s concert! Bring canned or boxed non-perishable foods. These will be donated to a food bank in your community. If you bring 4 or more food items, you will be entered to win a signed copy of our new cd, ‘Poseidon and the Bitter Bug’ and other memorabilia. The only shows where we won’t be collecting food are April 4th in Palm Springs and April 30th in Wisconsin. For all other shows, we welcome your generous donations.
In addition, we will be working with animal rescue groups and pet food banks to organize the collection of pet food at concerts. Declining household incomes and foreclosures have meant that some pets cannot be fed. We believe everyone’s bowl should be full!
We can come together to ease the burdens of those hit by hard times. Bring your voices and your gift of food to the concert and we will rock for a remedy.
For more information,www.rockforaremedy.org.