SANTA FE – Dozens of the country’s top musicians, singers and songwriters are coming together to help New Mexicans facing hunger. They are taking part in “Food for Love” a virtual concert on Feb. 13, benefitting New Mexico’s food banks.
Jackson Browne, Lyle Lovett, David Byrne, The Chicks, Nathaniel Rateliff, Steve Earle and Elle King are among the more than 50 artists set to perform in the star-studded event.
Other special guests include: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, former Gov. Bill Richardson, Sen. Tom Udall, George RR Martin, Ali MacGraw and Hampton Sides.
The “Food for Love” virtual concert will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. MST on Feb. 13 and will be streamed on the organization’s website, Facebook and YouTube pages. The concert is free, but viewers will be encouraged to donate to the New Mexico Association of Food Banks. Donations can be made live during the event or anytime on the “Food for Love” website.
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Each dollar raised can provide up to four meals for a New Mexico family in need.
“Food for Love” will benefit all five of New Mexico’s food banks — Roadrunner Food Bank in Albuquerque and Las Cruces, the Food Depot in Santa Fe, the Community Pantry in Gallup, the Echo Food Bank in Farmington and the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico in Clovis. Together these food banks provide emergency food assistance to families in every county, Native American Nation and Pueblo in the state.
“Food for Love” is being organized by a group of New Mexico residents, including singer/songwriter Terry Allen; his wife, actor/writer Jo Harvey Allen; entrepreneurs Susan and Bill Banowsky; and businessman Stephen Feinberg.
For information on “Food for Love” visit www.foodforlove.org.