Metallica Collects Food For Children, Abandoned Pets During Colombia Concert
November 7, 2016 at 12:23 PM (PT)
METALLICA and their fans helped collect nine tons of food during the band's NOVEMBER 1st concert at LOS ANDES STADIUM in BOGOTA, COLOMBIA. The band recently released a new album, "Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct.".
The 25,000 fans joined band members to support a drive to collect non-perishable foods for the WAYUU, an indigenous community in LA GUAJIRA in the northern region of COLOMBIA. Nine tons (9,000 kilos) of food were collected for the WAYUU children, who suffer from malnutrition, as well as food for abandoned animals.
This initiative began with METALLICA's fans in COLOMBIA, headed by MOVE CONCERTS, the promoters of the show, who not only seconded the idea and passed the information along to the band, but also promised to spread the word about the food drive.
More than 3,000 children in LA GUAJIRA have died as a result of malnutrition
The fans attending the concert were asked to donate non-perishable food items. The food collected was donated to the CHALLENGER FOUNDATION (FUNDACION CHALLENGER), a group that for years has been focused on childhood nutrition.
THE FURRY HEARTS (CORAZONES PELUDITOS), an independent organization of more than 40 families dedicated to rescuing, feeding, providing medical care, and finding new homes for abandoned animals, was also included in this initiative.
MOVE CONCERTS, together with COLOMBIA's METALLICA FAN CLUB and with the support from TECATE beer, created a statue of DORIS, the blind figure representing the impartiality of justice, for fans to use as a photo op prior to the concert. This reproduction of DORIS, from the cover of the band's 1988 album, "And Justice For All," was a huge hit with the fans who carried it into the concert where "she" crowd surfed.