The Band Perry And Walmart To Help Fight Hunger
April 10, 2012 at 6:57 AM (PT)
REPUBLIC NASHVILLE trio THE BAND PERRY has launched a national hunger relief campaign in NASHVILLE with actress KIMBERLY WILLIAMS-PAISLEY. The FIGHTING HUNGER TOGETHER SPRING initiative will provide an opportunity to fight hunger by shopping at WALMART stores and on WALMART’s FACEBOOK page through APRIL 30th.
Shoppers will be encouraged to buy products from GENERAL MILLS, CONAGRA, KRAFT and KELLOGG to generate more than 42 million meals for FEEDING AMERICA and ACTION FOR HEALTHY KIDS. WALMART is collecting votes on their FACEBOOK pages for one of 200 communities which have been hardest hit by unemployment. The winner will receive $1 million to help fight hunger.
For more information, check out the FACEBOOK page here.
In other THE BAND PERRY news, they stopped by DOAK ELEMENTARY in GREENVILLE, TN on THURSDAY (4/5) to reward the students there for raising funds and awareness for the GREENE COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE's cancer initiatives. The trio initially offered students an autographed photo as an incentive for their efforts, then decided making a visit would be a better way to celebrate.
Second-grader MAKEELEE NELSON, who had seen the band in concert but had never met the them expressed it best saying, "I'm so gonna faint!"
The school's support of ACS is a way to honor the work and dedication of the late teacher LISA WHITE, a cancer victim who was a long-time supporter of the GREENE COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE. Each year since WHITE’s passing, the DOAK SCHOOL has held a fundraising campaign, and last year, raised more then $34,000. This year's goal is $35,000.
“Cancer is something that has touched our lives,” KIMBERLY PERRY said. “We had an aunt who passed away from cancer, and LISA WHITE was a dear friend of ours. To honor those ladies' lives in this way — and to raise some money for the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY — is something we like being a part of.”
For more info, news and a complete list of tour dates for THE BAND PERRY, visit www.thebandperry.com.