Monday, November 23, 2009

36.2M Americans are hungry. How musicians help, and how you can

Just in time for Thanksgiving, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that hunger in the US is at an all-time high. This story explains the data, which shows that 36.2 million Americans go hungry every day:

As they have since 1975, musicians are helping by supporting World Hunger Year. WHY is a leader in the global fight against hunger and poverty. Their ultimate goal is not just to mitigate hunger, but wipe it out. Learn more at

WHY's annual Hungerthon on a wide range of New York radio stations raises funds by auctioning off special items donated by musicians. The 2009 auction, which starts Saturday November 21 and goes through Tuesday November 24, includes donations from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, James Taylor, ZZ Top, Eric Clapton, Randy Travis and Sting as well as these generous contributions:
*A signed photograph from Henry Diltz, courtesy of the Morrison Hotel Gallery.
* A signed guitar from Sarah McLachlan, courtesy of Nettwerk Management.
* A signed deluxe box set from The Dave Matthews Band, courtesy of Red Light Management.
* A signed guitar from The Counting Crows, courtesy of The Artists Organization.
* An autographed photo and signed copy of the new album 'Battle Studies' from John Mayer, courtesy of Mick Management.
* A signed special edition of "21st Century Breakdown," courtesy of Green Day.

So how can you help?
* Contact me if you'd like to do a story about WHY.
* Donate to Hungerthon directly, and receive an Imagine There's No Hunger gift, at
* Become a fan of WHY on Facebook:
* Follow WHY on Twitter:
* Tweet or post this: Hunger affects 36.2M Americans daily. Imagine There's No Hunger. Follow @Hungerthon to help or visit

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