The Beyonce’ Experience Tour Offers Food Drives In Five Cities In Conjunction With Pastor Rudy, America’s Second Harvest And The Survivor Foundation
Â Food drives to be held prior to BeyoncÃ©â€™s concert
CHICAGO, IL (rushprnews) July 30, 2007 -Singer, songwriter and actress BeyoncÃ© announced today that she is teaming up with her minister and friend Pastor Rudy Rasmus and Americaâ€™s Second Harvestâ€”The Nationâ€™s Food Bank Network to sponsor pre-concert food donation drives in Houston, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Los Angeles as part of her BeyoncÃ© Experience Tour.
The first 1,000 fans in each of the five cities to drop off non-perishable food items will receive an autographed photo of Beyonceâ€™. Ticket holders that bring items as they enter the venues will be given a raffle ticket for a chance to have their seats upgraded.
BeyoncÃ© says, â€œHunger affects every community in the United States. So Iâ€™m using my Tour and Survivor Foundation to bring attention to domestic hunger. Iâ€™m joining forces with Pastor Rudy and Americaâ€™s Second Harvest â€“ The Nationâ€™s Food Bank Network to fight hunger.â€
Statistics show that hunger hits families where both parents are working but struggle to make ends meet; hunger affects seniors who find themselves with limited access to transportation and food; and hunger affects more than 12 million children who may not know where they will find their next meal,â€
BeyoncÃ© grew up attending St. Johnâ€™s Church with Pastor Rudy, where she learned at a young age the importance of reaching out and helping those who are less fortunate. Itâ€™s that upbringing that spurred the birth of her Survivor Foundation.
Pastor Rudy is an urban prophet. He is the author of a new book entitled â€œTouch: The Power of Touch in Transforming Livesâ€ which profiles his unique brand of faith sharing and radical hospitality and a new music project (the bookâ€™s sound track) entitled â€œThe Pastor Rudy Experience.â€ “I am committed to touching and changing the world… one life at time,â€ Pastor Rudy says.
â€œReaching out and touching lives is incredibly empowering. Thatâ€™s why I want my fans to experience more than my music this summer. I want them to experience the joy of making a difference by helping someone else,â€ said Beyonce.
More than 35 million Americans are struggling with limited access to food, and the problem of hunger in the United States is growing.
Any help â€“ donating time, money or food â€“ will make an enormous difference. You can find out more at www.beyonce.com, www.pastorrudy.net, www.thesurvivorfoundation.org , www.spiritrisingmusic.com, or www.secondharvest.org.â€
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