These concrete angels are making a difference on the streets of Southeast Texas and Southwest Florida.
In recent weeks, many country artists have come forward to help with Hurricane relief efforts for Harvey and Irma victims. A smattering of country mega stars from George Strait to Darius Rucker performed at the “Hand in Hand” benefit concert telethon. Miranda Lambert got her boots dirty in Texas to help rescue dogs with her MuttNation Foundation. Kenny Chesney personally deployed his private jet to help two brothers reunite with their mom after Irma.
Now, we’ve learned that Martina McBride and her Team Music Is Love charity have partnered with One Generation Away to help Texans and Floridians get back on their feet. Founded in 2011 by McBride, Team Music Is Love works to help communities through the power of music. One Gen Away is a Tennessee-based nonprofit that fights against hunger in America with mobile food pantries.
Together, the two organizations are sending food pantry trucks to communities affected by Harvey and Irma. “We’ll be setting up mobile food pantries to help families recovering from disaster by providing them easy access to healthy food and basic necessities,” McBride explains in a YouTube video. “You can help us by making a donation.”
According to a press release, these pantries will come stocked with ready-to-eat food and boxed meals, and fresh fruit and vegetables for those who are able to use them. During times of disaster, mobile pantries become lifelines for local communities with limited access to grocery stores due to the storm’s impact.
McBride and Team Music Is Love are no stranger to inspiring acts of kindness. Recently, she took time off of her tour to throw a surprise party for a quadruple amputee super fan. During CMA Fest this year, McBride and Team Music Is Love also partnered with One Gen Away to sponsor a mobile food pantry. The truck distributed 20,000 pounds of food to food insecure families around Nashville.