I WENT HUNGRY is a global music industry initiative started by the legendary reggae band the Wailers to help eradicate hunger. Food is a human right. There are 25,000 people who die needlessly each day because they are denied this very right. The band decided to put their empathy into action upon learning that every 6 seconds a child dies of hunger, so they are enlisting their fellow musicians to go hungry by donating a portion of their tour catering to the I WENT HUNGRY campaign. If you can give up one meal or snack and donate that money, then you can give a child a school lunch for as little as 25 cents which will nourish their bodies and their minds; and You can declare I WENT HUNGRY! The Wailers are asking for your support. We invite our fans, fellow musicians, athletes, electricians, actors, artists, ceo’s, students, mothers, fathers, and all our brethren and sistren in declaring I WENT HUNGRY! This is something that we can all impact. This is a stage that everyone can perform on. There IS enough food in the world to feed EVERYONE! 100% of all donations are being given to the World Food Program (WFP) and directed towards the food crisis in Ethiopia. WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency and the United Nations’ frontline agency for hunger solutions.
(Slightly Stoopid) Summer 08 Tour
(Wailers) Alghero, Sardinia
(Wailers) Varazze Savona, Italy
(Wailers) Paglia, Italy
(Wailers) Tallin, Estonia
(Wailers) Stolckhom, Sweden
(Wailers) Oslo, Norway
(Wailers) Overland, Martha’s Vinyard Benefit
(Wailers) Maine, Up North Festival
(Wailer) Bele Chere Fest Asheville, NC
(Wailers) Valarium Knoxville, TN
(Wailers) The Pit Nags Head, NC
(Wailers) ArtScape Fest Baltimore, MD
(Wailers) Lowell Summer Music Series Lowell, MA
(Wailers) OC Fair Costa Mesa, CA
(Wailers) Vancouver Island Musicfest Courtenay, B.C.
(Wailers) Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
(Wailers) Quebec City Intl Summerfest Quebec City, QB
(Wailers) Ottawa Bluesfest Ottawa, Ontario
(Wailers) Intl Jazz Fest Montreal, QB
(Wailers) Rothbury Festival Rothbury, MI
(Wailers) Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
(Wailers) Columbus, OH
(Wailers) Bluebird, Bloomington, IN
(Wailers) Peoples Court, Des Moines, IA
(Wailers) Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL
(Wailers) Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley, MI
(Wailers) Birmingham, AL
(Wailers) Freebird, Jacksonville, FL
(Wailers) Headliners, Columbia, SC
(Wailers) House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
(Wailers) Loudon County, VA
(Wailers) Joey Harrison’s Surf Club, Ortly Beach, NJ
(Wailers) Norfolk, VA
(Wailers) Glen Allen, VA
(Wailers) BB Kings Blues Club, NYC
Wailers help feed hungry, what can you do?
Jan 27, 2010
I WENT HUNGRY is a global music industry initiative started by the legendary reggae band the Wailers to help eradicate hunger. Food is a human right.
The band decided to put their empathy into action upon learning that every 6 seconds a child dies of hunger, so they are enlisting their fellow musicians to go hungry by donating a portion of their tour catering to the I WENT HUNGRY campaign.
We invite our fans, fellow musicians, athletes, electricians, actors, artists, CEO's, students, mothers, fathers, and all our brethren and sistren in declaring I WENT HUNGRY! This is something that we can all impact. This is a stage that everyone can perform on. There IS enough food in the world to feed EVERYONE! 100% of all donations are being given to the World Food Program (WFP).
Here is how YOU can help: WFP is calling for a billion global citizens who have enough food to eat to take action to help feed the billion people on the planet who go to bed hungry each night.
The Billion for a Billion campaign, the first ever global citizens' campaign to end hunger, is aimed especially at the billion internet users in the world. It is based on the idea that many people doing a little can shift mountains -- or, in this case, help eradicate hunger.
As well as donating, YOU can also help fight hunger by spreading the word, using the multiple tools available to web users today.
It could be as simple as posting the Billion for a Billion video on your Facebook page or tweeting to a friend the fact that a child dies every 6 seconds of hunger-related causes.
Watch WFP on Letterman and Learn How You Can Help Haiti
Jan 22, 2010
Recently the Late Show with David Letterman featured spokesperson, Bettina Luescher of the World Food Programme (WFP). The following clip from the Late Show gives a brief background into the origin of WFP as well as the recent obstacles that have prevented the organization from being able to meet the increasing demand for food in over 70 different countries including Darfur, Somalia, Pakistan and the recently devastated Haiti.
I Went Hungry is a collaborative project with WFP that was started by the legendary reggae band the Wailers to help eradicate hunger. The I Went Hungry campaign encourages musicians, businesspeople, students and families around the world to give up one of their daily snacks or meals and instead declare I WENT HUNGRY and donate that money to feed someone else in need.
After the January 12th earthquake and subsequent aftershocks that took place in Haiti, the WFP and I Went Hungry are asking you to go hungry to benefit the people of Haiti. By clicking the image below, you will be redirected to the Friends of the World Food Programme website where you can donate to the direct relief fund for Haiti.
The band commented: "Slightly Stoopid was turned onto the World Food Program by The Wailers' I Went Hungry charity organization. In a crisis like the recent Haiti disaster, we are happy to be in the position to help those in need as well as trying to motivate our fan community to help. "