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Widespread Panic – Music Fans Feeding Families in Need

“Oh children from my brood they come and bring me food.”
– “Blue Indian” by Widespread Panic

The band Widespread Panic first began doing food drives at their concerts in 1999 with the fan-based organization Panic Fans for Food.

Since then, the band has been hosting food and funds drives at select shows on their tour and engaging their fans to get involved. Several fans heard about this week’s drive through Widespread Panic’s e-newsletter.

In October 2011, the fans of Widespread Panic generously donated food and funds that was the equivalent of 866 meals!

This year, fans attending the April 9 & 10, 2013 concerts donated $196.45 and 211 pounds of food to the St. Louis Area Foodbank! That will help provide 906 meals for the area’s hungry.

Everyone that made a donation was entered to win 3-D lenticular poster. Congratulations to the big winner – J. McDermott!

 

 

 

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For more photos from the concert, please visit: http://widespreadpanic.com/photos/4-10-2013-st-louis-missouri

 

Patrick Delhougne is the development associate at the St. Louis Area Foodbank.