Bruce Springsteen, Chicago, Chef Aarón Sánchez, Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne, Paul McCartney, Zac Brown Band and other activists are teaming up with WhyHunger to kick off the Summer Meals Rock for Kids campaign to raise funds and awareness to fight childhood hunger in the U.S. this summer.
The campaign runs all summer long and offers fans the opportunity to bid on tickets, meet and greets and exclusive experiences with their favorite musicians and chefs to raise funds for WhyHunger’s work to connect children in need with free, nutritious meals. Bruce Springsteen officially kicked off the campaign by launching an auction for tickets and E Street Lounge passes to select dates on his High Hopes tour, raising over $41,000 to date. Springsteen is also supporting WhyHunger through a limited edition “Born To Run” t-shirt that is co-branded with WhyHunger and is being sold on tour and via his online store. Get involved and learn more at www.whyhunger.org/aahpsummer.
About the program
Childhood hunger in the U.S. spikes during the summer months when the millions of kids who rely on free and reduced school meals during the year are left without adequate food during summer vacation. WhyHunger teams up with dozens of national and community-based partners and the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services to ensure kids have access to nutritious meals all summer long.
Through the National Hunger Hotline (1-866-3-HUNGRY) and online resources directory WhyHunger helps families across the U.S. connect to free summer feeding sites in their neighborhoods so their kids have access to nutritious food during the summer months. Year-round the National Hunger Hotline connects people in need to food pantries, soup kitchens and government nutrition programs across the U.S. If you or someone you know is in need of nutritious food, please call 1-866-3-HUNGRY, 1-877-8Hambre or visit www.whyhunger.org/findfood.
Join us to connect millions of children in need with access to free, nutritious meals when school is out. Learn how to get involved at www.whyhunger.org/outreach.