Metallica announce Month Of Giving to spotlight COVID-19 charities

This week, the band highlight Feeding America.

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Recently, Metallica’s All Within My Hands (AWMH) foundation made a $350,000 contribution towards COVID-19 relief. Now, the band have announced the Month Of Giving, which aims to spotlight the campaigns that their contribution supports, and encourage fans to donate or volunteer their time.

A different campaign will be highlighted each Tuesday on AWMH’s website – starting with this week’s focus on Feeding America, which supports a network of food banks across the US.

Metallica shared in a statement that they learnt of the “stark numbers” regarding Feeding America’s growing operating costs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They reported that the organisation would require “an estimated $1.4billion over the next six months to provide food to people facing hunger and to sustain and quickly evolve operations amidst the COVID-19 crisis.”

Future weeks in the Month Of Giving will see the band spotlight Crew Nation, which provides relief for tour and event crew; Direct Relief, which bolsters first responder efforts across the US; and the United States Bartenders Guild Foundation, which supports workers of the bar and service industry.

Adding further to their initial contribution, the band will also be donating proceeds from the sale of selected merch items towards relief efforts.

In other Metallica news, the band recently shared a stripped-back video performance of their song Blackened, which was filmed from each of the members’ homes.

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