The band best known for their hits with Bob Marley including One Love have started a campaign called I Went Hungry with the World Food Program (WFP), where theyve pledged to donate the budget from their hospitality riders to Friends of WFP.
Instead of promoters setting up rooms filled with beer and food for The Wailers at tour stops, the band wants them to donate the cash that wouldve gone to their goodies to hungry kids.
Frontman Elan Atias says the band doesnt need special snacks every day, and was inspired to start the campaign after noticing how much food they were wasting.
He says, Theres only so much food we can pile into our bus. We dont need a rider six times a week. We can live off of one and donate the money from the rest.
Atias hopes other touring entertainers follow suit and downgrade their riders to make a difference.
He says, Every six seconds a kid dies of hunger. About $35 can feed a kid for a whole year. So one year, one kid, one love.
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