If there aren’t already enough reasons to love Kellie Pickler, here’s one more. I got a press release today about Kellie’s recent visit to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, to help fill boxes with canned goods, and other food items for children in need. Here’s the release:
Upon learning one in five children in the U.S. have to worry with the stress of not having enough to eat on a daily basis, country music artist Kellie Pickler was bound and determined to do something about it. Yesterday, she announced her partnership with ConAgra Foods Foundation®’s Hunger-Free Summer program at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. There, she and other local volunteers filled boxes with canned goods and other food items to be delivered to many of the 400,000 children who are in need across Middle Tennessee alone.
The Hunger-Free Summer program invites everyone with access to a computer and a Facebook account to download a free children’s activity book, The Hunger Avengers, at Facebook.com/ConAgraFoods. For every download or "share," one meal will be donated to a child in need. Pickler, ConAgra Foods® Foundation and Feeding America hope to reach their goal of 500,000 meals provided by the swiftly approaching deadline of September 3, 2012. To participate, go to www.Facebook.com/ConAgraFoods today.
Also touring in support of her new album 100 Proof, fans can catch Pickler out on the road performing new music and talking about how to become a part of ConAgra Foods Foundation®’s Hunger-Free Summer program. For a full list of tour dates and events visit Kellie’s web site.
For more information on ConAgra Foods Foundation® and Hunger-Free Summer program, visit www.ConAgraFoodsFoundation.org.
Keep up the good work, Kellie! And come back to northeast Tennessee sometime soon…we miss you!