Metallica presented North Dakota’s Great Plains Food Bank with a check for $10,000 this past Saturday (September 8th), representing a portion of ticket sales from the band’s concert at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers also offered free tickets to volunteers of the hunger-relief organization. Volunteers at its warehouse had two chances to win a set of tickets and one opportunity to win an entire collection of the band’s studio albums.
Through its All Within My Hands Foundation and throughout the 33 stops on its current North American tour, Metallica is raising awareness for the 42 million people facing food insecurity throughout the country and encouraging fans to help those in need.
Last May, the band staged its first-ever “Day of Service,” in which it encouraged fans and friends to help out at local food banks in their area. In addition to numerous fans taking part, the band members themselves also rolled up their sleeves and helped out at a variety of different organizations.
Metallica’s current North American trek is its second in support of the band’s 2016 album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The tour next rolls into Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Tuesday (September 11th).
Story source: Blabbermouth
DID YOU KNOW? In North Dakota alone, one in nine individuals struggles with not having enough food to eat each day. Each year, the Great Plains Food Bank provides needed food assistance to more than 97,000 individuals with nearly half of those being children and seniors.