Country Music Association and Musically Fed Donate Over 1,000 Meals to Nashville-Area Nonprofits
Nashville, TN (December 2, 2021): Musically Fed, in partnership with the Country Music Association (CMA) and Flavor Catering, delivered over 1,000 meals during CMA Awards week, collecting excess catering from rehearsals, crew set up, and the Award show itself. Flavor Catering, a consistent Musically Fed partner, worked directly each day for the week of the CMA Awards to identify and provide individually packaged unused meals, which were picked up by Musically Fed volunteers and delivered to Matthew 25, Room In The Inn and Green Street Church Ministries.
Volunteers making the deliveries witnessed the recipients saying how hungry they were and what a difference the meals were going to make. Through the generosity of CMA and with the help of Flavor Catering, Musically Fed was able to take food that would have otherwise gone unused and provide sustenance for some of Nashville’s most vulnerable.
“We are proud to continue our partnership with Musically Fed,” says CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “Just like our work with them during the pandemic, we share a dedication to addressing food insecurity in our community and are glad that we could help feed many from our additional resources at the CMA Awards. Nashville is our home and we appreciate Musically Fed helping us support our community in this way.”
“Musically Fed’s partnership with the Country Music Association is a bright and shining example of what a successful collaboration can do to help so many in need,” says Musically Fed Founder Maria Brunner. “By working together to re-purpose unused catering from rehearsals, crew set-up, the Awards show, and tear down, we were able to positively impact many communities in the Nashville area. We are so very thankful for this relationship and look forward to working with the CMA on the next major event.”
The gift of re-purposed food is the ultimate CMA Award because while the sets are struck and artists’ busses are back on the road, hunger never takes a day off.
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About Musically Fed:
Musically Fed works with artists, promoters, management, and venues nationwide to donate unused backstage meals to community organizations to feed the hungry and food insecure. During the pandemic Musically Fed has broadened its scope to feed those in the live entertainment industry that work tirelessly behind-the-scenes.
Musically Fed receives no government funds and exists because of individual and corporate donations. Those passionate about ending hunger can contribute to this life saving work at www.musicallyfed.org.