A week-long donation drive sponsored by the Country Music Association to benefit Musically Fed begins next week. Musically Fed will be donating the items to live music and event industry workers in need via their scheduled car drive-thrus. Items needed include non-perishable food items such as dried pasta and sauce, crackers, canned fruits, canned vegetables, rice, peanut butter, oatmeal, canned meat and nuts, as well as toothpaste, dish soap, hand soap, laundry detergent, body wash, shaving cream, paper towels and toilet paper.
Donations can be dropped off in the alley behind CMA’s offices (map below). Individuals may also purchase goods from Musically Fed’s Amazon Wishlist through March 19 to arrive at CMA during the week of the drive. Select “Country Music Association, c/o FOOD DRIVE’s Gift registry” as the shipping address.
DATES: Monday, March 15 - Friday, March 19, 2021
TIME: 10:00 AM/CT to 2:00 PM/CT
LOCATION: CMA Offices 35 Music Square East Nashville, TN 37203
The drive is part of CMA’s ongoing Music Industry Covid Support (MICS) initiative and follows several previously announced nonprofit investments funded through a $3 million long-term COVID-19 commitment that began in early 2020. Additional nonprofit investments through the MICS initiative include Music Health Alliance, MusiCares, Notes for Notes, Porter’s Call, The Store and Touring Professionals Alliance Kitchen.
Musically Fed typically works with artists, promoters, management and venues to donate unused backstage meals to community organizations that feed the homeless, hungry and food insecure. In response to the health crisis, Musically Fed stepped up to the plate when it saw its own industry in need of assistance. Mobilizing in cities heavily populated with music professionals, Musically Fed has and will continue to host drive-thru events where cars will be able to receive food supplies. Musically Fed food drive-thrus in Nashville are set to be held March 13 and March 27. Individuals in the live entertainment/music industry wishing to register should contact [email protected] or call 480-951-1882. To learn more, visit MusicallyFed.org.
About the Country Music Association
Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association is the first trade organization formed to promote a type of music. CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 to recognize artists and industry professionals with Country Music’s highest honor. Music industry professionals and companies across the U.S. and around the globe are members of CMA. The organization serves as an educational and professional resource for the industry and advances the growth of Country Music around the world. This is accomplished through CMA’s core initiatives: the CMA Awards, which annually recognize outstanding achievement in the industry; CMA Fest, which benefits the CMA Foundation and music education and is taped for a three-hour network television special, “CMA Fest”; and “CMA Country Christmas." All of CMA’s television properties air on ABC.