MUSIC AND MEALS HEAL!
Blues Against Hunger Society believes hunger and blues come from the same origin - poverty. Blues overcame being a music of the impoverished to become an inspiration and element of all western music since. It's with this power of the blues, that we fight to overcome hunger.
Battling with hunger and nutrition and its impacts is not exclusive to any race, religion or politics. Many parents are unable to provide enough food to meet their children’s needs. Some have run on savings after being laid off; or others unforeseen circumstances at home, work or illness. Your coworker, or neighbor may need support.
BAHS does not fulfill our mission alone. We rely on a growing network of BAHS Chapters and Community Partners in addition to the direct programs we offer at BAHS events. Our volunteers provide a critical resource, donating hundreds of hours of time to support our efforts to fight hunger in our communities.
Our BAHS Chapters, BAHS Members and Community Partners are all part of a grassroots blues movement to build hunger-free communities. These include our sponsors, businesses, and community groups who are helping us fill gaps and meet the needs year-round.
According to the USDA, in 2015, 14.5 million or approximately 20 percent of children in the U.S. lived in households where they are unable to access enough nutritious food necessary for a healthy life.
The Blues Against Hunger Society takes a supportive approach in this fight, which means addressing the hunger with food – gather food and distribute food to those in need. This support and relief can be enough to help those in need to improve their communities and build better futures for themselves and their children.
Some examples of non-perishable foods include peanut butter, crackers, canned fruits, canned vegetables, dried fruits and powdered milk. Canned meats, such as tuna, salmon, turkey, and chicken, are non-perishable foods that are excellent sources of protein. Canned soup and chili adds variety to an emergency food supply.
Examples of donated non-perishable food include peanut butter, canned vegetables, canned fruit, rice, prepared dinners, canned tuna, cold drinks, powdered milk, coffee and tea, canned soups and stew.
Photo of Blues Against Hunger Jamboree at Playa de Oro Bar & Grill in 2015
Any donations of these types of items would be greatly appreciated.
The Blues Against Hunger Society is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to produce live blues music events that promote the collection and distribution of non-perishable food to the hungry while supporting, promoting and preserving the blues in the communities it serves. Become a BAHS Member TODAY!