Little Big Town stopped by the local Second Harvest Food Bank in Nashville on Tuesday afternoon to help stuff backpacks full of food for children to help raise awareness of the near-epidemic issue of hunger facing the nation. Nearly 17 million children – one in five – aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from. This is part of the band’s partnership with ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here campaign. The issue is important all year long, but especially during the holidays. “We’re all thinking about being with our family and being together and feasting and eating turkey and all these things, and to think that there are others that won’t have that beautiful gift, it’s not right,” exclaims LBT’s Phillip Sweet. “We’ve got to do something about that.”
Kimberly Schlapman agrees with her bandmate. “The sweetest and the saddest part of today is that we’re stuffing backpacks,” says Kimberly. “So, it’s great that we’re taking care of kids, but it’s so sad that we have to stuff backpacks for them to take food home. That shouldn’t be happening in our country, and that’s what we want to get out there. One in five kids are hungry. 17 million kids in our country, our very own country, are hungry. We can fix that. We have to!”
The band recently released a video of the Child Hunger Ends Here anthem, “Here’s Hope,” exclusively for ConAgra Foods.