In light of the pandemic, Born This Way Foundation quickly realized how much kindness was needed during this time. With that in mind, we were given $250 for the purpose of donating to a charity working to help others in any way they can. After hours and hours of trying to pick just one, (there are so many wonderful organizations trying to help during this time), I chose to donate to Musically Fed.
Forty percent of the US food supply goes to waste, according to their research. Now more than ever, it’s important that food waste is kept to a minimum. Musically Fed partners with venues like Gila River Arena, artists like Elton John and Shawn Mendes, and more to ensure that unused backstage food gets donated instead. They work with artists, promoters, management and venues nationwide to provide meals for community organizations that are 50% veterans and who focus on feeding people who are experiencing homelessness and food insecurity.
Maria Brunner, founder of Musically Fed, easily informed me of how my or all donations would help people who are hungry during this time. My donation goes to purchasing gas and supplies for food pickups in Phoenix, AZ, for a couple of weeks. I was so happy I could help in the fight against hunger. To further supplement their work, and because tours and live events are canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis, Musically Fed has partnered with local restaurants, catering companies, and Rhino Staging in that area to continue to help the underserved in the community since they have been hit hard by the pandemic. Being reminded of the hard work done to help others was everything I needed to remain hopeful during these times.
I can’t help but smile at thinking that I’ve been able to help others. I’m surrounded by kindness and couldn’t be more grateful for it at this time. Working at Born This Way Foundation has only further surrounded me and their community with kindness + bravery, and I’m happy to add Musically Fed to my list of kindness “suppliers.” On behalf of Born This Way Foundation, thank you to each and every person working for Musically Fed. If you’d like to learn more, volunteer, or donate to Musically Fed, check out https://www.musicallyfed.org/you-can-help !