Nashville, TN (February 22, 2016) - The international relief and development organization Food for the Hungry will partner with TobyMac ("HITS DEEP TOUR"), Lecrae ("Higher Learning Tour"), Matt and Lauren Chandler ("Mingling of Souls Simulcast") and multiple Third Day ("The Lead Us Back Tour" and "SCC3D Tour") on their upcoming 2016 tours to support the cause of ending all forms of human poverty. By collaborating on the tours, Food for the Hungry will have the opportunity to share their mission to thousands, making an impact in the lives of many.
By providing life-changing resources such as clean water, medical aid, food, education, vocational training, spiritual development and hope, Food for the Hungry aims to serve the 1.4 billion people living in poverty around the world. Working in over 20 countries around the globe, Food for the Hungry actively partners with churches, leaders and families to build transformational relationships, usher justice and renew communities so God’s purpose is revealed in each person they serve.
February 18, TobyMac kicked off his "HITS DEEP TOUR," presented by K-LOVE/AIR 1 and Food for the Hungry, in Baton Rouge, LA alongside Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Building 429, Capital Kings, Finding Favour and Hollyn. Hitting 26 markets from February through April, Food for the Hungry will attend every concert date in order to connect more sponsors with children through their organization.
Food for the Hungry is partnering with Lecrae this spring as he launches the "Higher Learning Tour," bringing his dynamic live show primarily to college campuses across the U.S. The focus of Food for the Hungry's partnership with Lecrae is in Uganda. By focusing on one area, Lecrae hopes his fans can make a noticeable change in these communities by sponsoring children in some of the most vulnerable communities in the world. "Being unashamed is being willing to go to the hard places, being willing to do the hard things," shares the GRAMMY® winner. "That's why we're here."
Matt and Lauren Chandler's "Mingling of Souls Simulcast" will take place February 19 and 20 as a one-time event in Jacksonville, available for online audiences as well. Mingling of Souls is a conference discovering God's good design for love, marriage, sex and redemption. Very intentionally, Chandler chose to focus on Food for the Hungry's work in the Philippines where programming proactively prevents child sexual abuse and trafficking, an epidemic in the Philippines. Last year, Mingling of Souls was able to gather hundreds of new child sponsors during only five events.
Longtime supporters Third Day are continuing to advocate Food for the Hungry's humanitarian efforts. The multiple GRAMMY® winners are currently embarking on "The Lead Us Back Tour" with Brandon Heath before hitting the road with Steven Curtis Chapman on the "SCC3D Tour" starting in April.
“Food for the Hungry is most excited about this upcoming year in the Artist Program," says Daniel C White, Food for the Hungry's Director of Artist & Speaker Relations. "We’ve had an amazing past few years in child sponsorship growth, yet this year has plans to surpass all others. We’re honored to have strong relationships with artist partners such as TobyMac, Third Day, Lecrae, Matt and Lauren Chandler, amongst many others. There’s nothing more exciting to us than when influential leaders in music and entertainment use their platforms to help the most vulnerable people of the world.”
Historically partnering with various artists in the music industry, Food for the Hungry's Artist Program partners include Chonda Pierce, Trip Lee, AIR1, Meg Meeker, 7eventh Time Down, Finding Favour, All Things New, Andrew Greer, VOTA, Carrolton, Audio Adrenaline, Cindy Morgan, Hawk Nelson, High Valley, Jamie Grace, The Afters and more.
About Food for the Hungry
Founded in 1971, Food for the Hungry provides emergency relief and long-term development programs with operations in more than 20 countries, seeking to end all forms of human poverty. Using solutions that are innovative and community-specific to the complex view of poverty, Food for the Hungry contributes to community-owned transformations that empower children, families and communities to invest in their own development.
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