Martina McBride and her Team Music Is Love charity initiative make it a point to support good causes. In honor of CMA Fest, the groups partnered with One Generation Away to run a food drive. Together, they collected and gave away 20,000 pounds of fresh produce and staple food items. The organizations dropped off all of the food at The Fairgrounds Nashville on Friday, June 9, 2017 to help those in need in the Nashville area.
The CMA Fest itself is a charitable event that helps children and music education in Tennessee and around the world. Last year’s festival was estimated to raise about $3 million for the CMA Foundation. About $1 million of that was to stay in the Nashville area. McBride also contributes to the cause with her food drive.
Over one thousand people attended the mobile food pantry that was hosted by Martina McBride. Families in need received about a week’s worth of groceries. McBride also personally greeted each family, and the children who came to the event received free summer reading books, compliments of The Word Wagon.
Friday morning we had an amazing @teammusicislove event here at CMA Music Fest. We partnered with @OneGenAway to give away 25,000 pounds of food to 292 families (1000 people) Thanks to all the sweet volunteers, (some spent part of their CMA Music Fest volunteering)@OneGenAway @thewordwagon @marbaloo @hodysflorist @fifththird @tristarsouthernhills @94fmthefish @theblackbirdstudio for all your help. Check out teammusicislove.com or follow us on Instagram and twitter to find out more.
According to a Feed America study, 1 in 6 adults in Tennessee suffers from food insecurity. Adding to that, 1 in 4 children in metro Nashville goes to bed hungry at night. Luckily, Martina McBride helped all of these families and children out. Her selfless act helps make a difference in her community, and she also spreads awareness for this problem. Hopefully, her efforts will inspire others to help out, too.
Through Team Music Is Love, Martina McBride partners with non-profit organizations in order to help many of the communities where she performs. She then invites fans to join her team in making the world a better place through the power of music. During CMA Fest in Nashville, she had fans from 25 states and 3 countries come out to help unload food trucks and bag food to give away to needy families.
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