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bandit lites assists musically fed, world central kitchen, second harvest to aid 100 nashville area families

October 26, 2020 | Category: Print

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – With the live events essentially shut down since March, those in the touring, concert and live entertainment industry have found themselves trying to tread water. Musically Fed, World Central Kitchen and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee partnered with Rhino Staging at Bandit Lites Nashville facility to deliver boxes of food to 100 families at a drive-thru event held on October 24.

“Live music literally shut down overnight, and there is no indication when tours and concerts will be back up and running on a large scale,” said Maria Brunner, founder of Musically Fed. “There is so much need among touring crews, musicians and related vendors in the Nashville entertainment community, and we are so honored that chef Jose Andres and the World Central Kitchen have selected Musically Fed as a partner for food distributions. We are grateful to Clair Global and Bandit Lites for hosting our events and to Second Harvest for providing produce and dry goods to supplement the meals for World Central Kitchen.”

One hundred boxes of dry goods and fresh produce will be prepared by Dega Food Restaurant Group on behalf of World Central Kitchen and distributed twice a month this November and every week in December. To qualify, families must work in the live entertainment industry and be vetted through a phone interview to ensure they are unemployed, underemployed or have lost SNAP.

“Bandit Lites is so honored and humbled to be a part of this great endeavor,” said Bandit Lites Chair and founder, Michael T. Strickland. “Maria Bruner and Chuck Beckler approached us and we said yes immediately. Chuck organized the on the ground game and was a true professional in every way. The massive effort of support that Maria, Chuck and the team assembled was amazing. I wish to thank everyone involved for this much needed effort and we look forward to many more deliveries. There is nothing better we could do that to assist those in need at this time. Thank you all for what you have done!”

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