Country music artist and cookbook author Martina McBride and her Team Music Is Love charity initiative are partnering with Franklin, TN, hunger-fighting non-profit One Generation Away to help people recently impacted by hurricanes across the country.
Team Music Is Love and OneGenAway are teaming up to send mobile food pantry trucks from Tennessee to flood-devastated areas of southeast Texas. Volunteers will be on hand in Texas to personally unload trucks and distribute food to people in need.
Since this campaign was originally launched, Hurricane Irma has struck Florida. Team Music Is Love efforts have now expanded to also send mobile food pantries to devastated communities in northeast Florida.
Watch Martina’s heartfelt video message below!
Supporters can make tax-deductible donations to the Martina McBride Music Is Love Fund at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Donations will be used to stock food trucks that will carry relief to hurricane-devastated areas. An online donation link can be found via Martina’s official website and here.
These pop-up mobile food pantries will provide water, ready to eat food and boxed meals to families in need, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables for those who are able to use them.
Mobile food pantries serve an important need in times of disaster recovery as struggling communities begin to deal with reduced access to grocery stores and the long-term closure of neighborhood stores due to storm damage. Mobile food pantries give families easy access to basic necessities that become difficult to obtain in recovering areas where food sources may be few.
Fans will be able to follow the journey and see the difference their donation made through the organization’s Facebook Page here.
This isn’t the first time Martina and Team Music Is Love have partnered with One Gen Away to feed people in need. During CMA Fest this year they sponsored a mobile food pantry giving 20,000 pounds of food to families in need in the Nashville area. Martina also used her Love Unleashed concert tour as an opportunity to spread love and help people in need by partnering with food banks to hold mass food drops in many of the cities on the tour.
One Gen Away has extensive experience in disaster relief having assisted with recovery after the historic 2010 flooding in Williamson County TN and Nashville TN.
Recently, McBride released her first book, Around the Table, a full-color illustrated collection of her favorite recipes, hosting tips, practical menu planning advice, and themed décor inspiration.
Please consider helping the country star and her team help out those in dire need of assistance!