Each Better Way Download Equals Seven Meals for those Affected by Hunger
You probably don’t think twice about when or how your next meal may come – but for 1 in 8 Americans who struggle to make ends meet, this is a harsh reality. In partnership with Feeding America, Spencer Day will be donating 100% of the proceeds of the sale of his track “Better Way” from his Concord Records release “Vagabond”, in the months of March, April and May to Feeding America. For each download purchased, seven meals will be able to be provided by Feeding America to those struggling with hunger in the United States.
Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different. Right now, millions of Americans are struggling with hunger. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days. It’s time to educate ourselves about America’s hunger problem and act to prevent it.
Spencer Day is one man who is taking action, in support of a leading hunger prevention organization called Feeding America. A singer/songwriter who recently cracked the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Top 10 Charts, Day knows personally how life’s path can sometimes lead to foodless nights. When Day made the leap of faith to follow his dreams of becoming a musician and moved to Los Angeles, he spent several weeks living out of his car and skipped meals when he simply couldn’t afford to eat. “Too many people think that because our country has such an abundance of wealth, everyone is afforded the same opportunities. This simply isn’t true. I want to be a part of changing the attitude many Americans have towards the hungry and the homeless,” says Day. “Feeding America is an invaluable service for people who are trying to get their life together but are struggling to cope with the increasingly high cost of living. I am involved because I know what it feels like to go to sleep hungry, not knowing when or how the next meal is coming.”
Day and Feeding America have produced a video that shares facts, figures and images related to the growing hunger problem in the United States and the Feeding America programs. More than one-third of households that benefit from Feeding America’s programs report having to choose between food and other basic necessities, such as rent, utilities and medical care. Feeding America is annually providing food to 37 million Americans, including 14 million children.
To kick off this campaign, Spencer Day, in support of Feeding America, performed a benefit concert at the Upright Café in Los Angeles to raise awareness and take action against hunger in the United States. David Arquette, Chairman of the Feeding America Entertainment Council, who served as host for the evening said, “Spencer Day is a true emerging talent, I’m proud to call myself a fan and a friend. We are grateful for his devotion to spreading the vital and necessary good work of Feeding America through his music and his generosity.”
You can purchase Spencer Day’s Better Way MP3 at Concord Music Group.