Rock band to donate portion of ticket sales to food bank, offers chance for volunteers to win free tickets
FARGO, N.D. – Benefitting food banks throughout the country and encouraging fans to take an active role in the fight to end hunger, Metallica will donate a portion of ticket sales from its concert Saturday, September 8, at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks to the Great Plains Food Bank, and will also be offering free tickets to volunteers of the hunger-relief organization.
Now through September 4, anyone that volunteers inside the Great Plains Food Bank warehouse will be entered into a drawing to win tickets to see Metallica's concert in Grand Forks. Volunteers at the Great Plains Food Bank Fargo warehouse will have two chances to win a set of tickets and one opportunity to win a collection of the band’s 13 studio albums.
Sign up to volunteer online at www.greatplainsfoodbank.org.
Through its All Within My Hands Foundation and throughout the 33 stops on its current North American tour, Metallica is raising awareness for the 42 million people facing food insecurity throughout the country and encouraging fans to help those in need. One of the most successful acts in musical history, Metallica has won nine Grammy Awards and sold more than 145 million albums worldwide.
In North Dakota alone, one in nine individuals struggle with not having enough food to eat each day. Each year, the Great Plains Food Bank provides needed food assistance to more than 97,000 individuals with nearly half of those being children and seniors.
Representatives from the band will present the Great Plains Food Bank with a check for their donation at the concert in Grand Forks.
About the Great Plains Food Bank
Now it its 35th year, the Great Plains Food Bank serves as North Dakota’s only food bank. Its partner network includes 213 food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, and other charitable feeding programs operating in 99 communities across N.D. and Clay County, Minn. Since 1983, the Great Plains Food Bank, through its partners and programs, have distributed more than 185 million pounds of food to children, seniors, and families in need. The Great Plains Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network and was named the Not-for-Profit of the Year for 2018 by the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.