The Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys has been such a wonderful partner, they’ve enabled us to grow and feed so many children across the US.
Camden, NJ (PRWEB) July 07, 2015
Feed Our Children NOW!, a 501c3 Charity, part of Creative Money Works, Inc. has been a non-profit partner of the Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys since 2007. Recognizing summer as a critical time for children facing hunger given absence of school meal programs, Feed Our Children NOW! began their relationship with Vans Warped Tour with a single food drive in Camden, NJ. By 2013, FOCNOW! had become a full-time partner, staging food drives at every venue on the Tour. Last summer, 413,000 pounds of food was collected and donated to 42 charities in 42 US cities. Wanting to do something special to thank Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys, Feed Our Children NOW! Founder Lana Posner approached Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys creator Kevin Lyman with the idea to attempt to set a world record for the largest food drive.
According to Ms. Posner, “The Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys has been such a wonderful partner, they’ve enabled us to grow and feed so many children across the US. The spirit of giving back to the community and to the fans that support the Tour is deeply ingrained in their DNA. We’re very grateful to Kevin and his whole team for their support over the past 9 years.”
Feed Our Children NOW! is receiving support from many of the musicians, sponsors and partners on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys. Since confirming the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS attempt, Jake Ducey, many of the bands and sponsors of Warped Tour presented by Journeys have come forward and are prepared to help. Camden City Officials, Webimax, US Army, Boys and Girls Club, and others are stepping forward to help feed our children.
The July 10, 2015 event will take place at the Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys show at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ from 9am to 5pm. Ms. Posner added “We have charity partners in every city on the Tour. We selected Camden, our hometown to attempt the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title knowing that so many children in Camden struggle with hunger. Our goal is to help organize as many local food drives as possible leading up to July 10, with all donations being delivered to the venue the day of the event. All food will be distributed through multiple charities in Camden. We’re accepting most canned food, just ask no glass, expired, dented or rusted containers please.” There is also a virtual drive for money donations http://feedourchildrennow.org/community.html and 100% of everything collected will be used to buy food for the drive (except processing charges).
The current GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS record of 250,000 pounds of food would fill 7 eighteen-wheel trucks.
Location for Public Donations:
Between Cooper and Penn Street …along Delaware River
Entrance is off Penn Street…exit off Pearl Street
About Feed Our Children NOW!
Feed Our Children NOW! empowers children. We knew childhood hunger is a serious issue in many countries, but learning how many children in the US struggle with hunger inspired us to action. We distribute food through charities near each of the Vans Warped Tour venues. The charities are certified 501c 3 and all agree to distribute the food to children and families unconditionally. We also work on long term solutions to poverty in the US by collecting monies to launch and seed aQire™Cares deposit only savings accounts for low income children and fund our financial empowerment and edutainment properties. Feed Our Children NOW! is part of Creative Money Works, Inc. a 501 c 3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of low income children in the US.
About the Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys
The VANS WARPED TOUR® is well established as America's premiere music and lifestyle festival of the summer, breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995. The nationally-renowned festival is the most eclectic traveling tour and features a diverse array of artists--with hotly tipped acts in every genre from punk, metal and indie to rock, hip-hop, rap, electronic, reggae and pop; as well as a variety of lifestyle attractions for its traditionally low ticket price. The tour has cemented its place in history by bringing punk rock/skate/action sports culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need and being the first tour to consistently use groundbreaking environmental concepts every year on the road. The Warped Eco Initiatives (WEI) focus on making the tour more environmentally friendly whether it is through eco conscious catering for the artists and crew courtesy of Tada Catering or a solar-powered sound system on the Kevin Says Stage.
About Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records (http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com) is the global authority on record-breaking achievements. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records® book has become one of the biggest-selling copyright titles of all time, selling 120 million copies to date in 22 languages and in more than 100 countries. The internationally renowned brand is now also available across a number of platforms. Guinness World 's global television shows are watched by 250 million viewers annually; digital media and online record-processing services attract more than 50 million visitors a year; and the live events team annually entertains and inspires 1.5 million people around the world. Guinness World Record receives more than 1,000 applications each week and has a specialized team of multi-language record managers and adjudicators who travel the globe to verify official record attempts. Guinness World Records also has a commercial division (Guinness World Records Corporate) that offers accessible record-breaking business solutions to other organizations and brands.