Brad Paisley and his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley are expanding their ongoing efforts to fight hunger in America. The couple has pledged to donate one million nutritional meals in various cities nationwide.
"We're on a mission to help those struggling with hunger and food insecurity," Paisley said in a video with his wife. "Due to the pandemic, it's a real crisis."
"Many people who never thought they'd need food assistance are now seeking it, meaning more than 54 million people may experience food insecurity in 2020 including 18 million children," Williams-Paisley added. "That's one in four children. It's heartbreaking."
Tiller & Hatch, a meal company co-founded by the couple, is teaming up with Feeding America on the initiative billed as the Million Meal Donation Tour. Trucks will be traveling the country and donating food to local food banks in 16 major cities including Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Atlanta, Miami and Nashville. The tour kicked off last week in Detroit and will continue through September 21.
"I can't imagine worrying about where my kids' next meal would come from or putting them to bed hungry. It breaks my heart that anyone has to," Williams-Paisley shared on Instagram. "For #HungerActionMonth our company @TillerandHatch has partnered with @FeedingAmerica for a Million Meal Donation Tour. More than 54 million people may experience food insecurity in 2020, including 1 in 4 children. Help us help them. Visit tour.tillerandhatch.com to learn how. #EveryMealMatters."
The Million Meal Donation Tour schedule can be seen below. Visit tour.tillerandhatch.com for more information.
Million Meal Donation Tour Dates:
Sept. 8 - Detroit, MI (Gleaners Community Food Bank)
Sept. 10 - New York, NY (Food Bank for NYC)
Bethel Heights, AK (Northwest Arkansas Food Bank)
Sept. 11 - Nashville, TN (Second Harvest Food Bank)
Minneapolis, MN (Second Harvest MN)
Sept. 14 - St. Louis, MO (STL Food Bank)
Sept. 15 - Houston, TX (Houston Food Bank)
Sept. 16 - Los Angeles, CA (LA Regional Food Bank)
Cincinnati, OH (Freestore Foodbank Cincinnati)
Sept. 17 - Miami, FL (Feeding South Florida)
Lake Charles, LA (Second Harvest Food Bank)
Cleveland, OH (Greater Cleveland Food Bank)
Atlanta, GA (Atlanta Community Food Bank)
Sept. 18 - Dallas, TX (North Texas Food Bank)
Sept. 21 - Chicago, IL (Greater Chicago Food Depository)
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