Little Big Town are helping to take a bite out of hunger in the Big Apple.
— Food Bank For NYC (@FoodBank4NYC) February 23, 2015
The Food Bank for New York City is the city’s major hunger-relief organization and provides services to end poverty throughout NYC’s five boroughs. The “Girl Crush” singers will perform some of their biggest hits at the event, which will honor the organization’s partners in the fight against hunger.
The star-studded gala is expected to raise over $2 million to support the more than 1.5 million New Yorkers who rely on Food Bank’s programs, and will include appearances from Mario Batali, Jon Bon Jovi, Michael J. Fox and John Slattery.
Fighting hunger isn’t a new cause for the Grammy-winning band. They’ve previously partnered with ConAgra Foods to help with the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign. As part of their involvement, they visited Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and even recorded the song “Here’s Hope” to help spread awareness of the issue.
Furthermore, in December band member Kimberly Schlapman teamed-up with Smithfield Foods to help provide families with holiday meals as part of the Lend A Ham program.
— Kimberly Schlapman (@ohgussie) November 25, 2014
The Can Do Awards come just a few days after the 50th annual ACM Awards, where Little Big Town are nominated for vocal group of the year and album of the year for Pain Killer. They are currently on the road headlining their Pain Killer tour.