WHY (World Hunger Year) and the Greater Boston Food Bank will benefit from an upcoming concert by one of rock's biggest bands, DEF LEPPARD. On Tuesday, Oct. 11, DEF LEPPARD will perform at Agganis Arena in Boston, MA and concert-goers who bring food to the show will have the opportunity to exchange it for a concert ticket.
Through WHY's Artists Against Hunger and Poverty program, dedicated artist-citizens such as AEROSMITH, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, and now DEF LEPPARD have raised awareness and more than $7 million for more than 500 anti-poverty organizations around the United States. Each artist has given considerably to community-based organizations in WHY's Reinvesting In America network, including the Greater Boston Food Bank. These organizations address the underlying causes of hunger and poverty by providing education, life skills, job training, community economic development, health care, child care, housing and transportation, among other services, to their clients and communities in need. They are feeding America's hungry and moving people out of poverty.
The Greater Boston Food Bank distributes more than 24 million pounds of food annually to hundreds of local hunger-relief agencies in a dedicated partnership to feed the region's hungry. The food bank has launched seven Senior and Family Brown Bag programs that help the elderly and families stretch food dollars by providing a free 10-to 15-pound grocery bag filled with nutritious food once a month. The bags are delivered to community centers, senior centers, and to low-income housing complexes. Additionally, five days a week, Kids Cafe brings children a hot dinner the Orchard Gardens Community Center provided by the food bank.
With more than 65 million albums sold worldwide, including two of the best-selling albums ever issued — the 10-times-platinum "Pyromania" and 13-times-platinum "Hysteria" — DEF LEPPARD celebrate their 25th anniversary and not only continue to sell out arenas around the globe but continue to build on their genuine rock 'n' roll icon stature. DEF LEPPARD are currently on their enormously successful co-headlining "Double Shot of Rock" tour with BRYAN ADAMS.