Monday, June 19, 2017

THANK YOU to all the Amazing Musicians at Brewers & Blues in Vista California

The Brewers & Blues Against Hunger event in Vista California at the Aztec Brewing Company was the first event of the 6-month food drive blues jam tour. The event set the bar very high with a stellar all-star lineup of caring musicians coming together to share their passion for the blues and their commitment to their community. Thank you from the bottom of our heart! THANK YOU!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

2017 Brewers & Blues Against Hunger Summer Tour

Craft brewers & blues lovers are united to help fight hunger in America over the next 6-months; starting in June 2017 - November 2017. All the concerts are FREE to the public inviting all the bring a non-perishable food donation to help those in need. The BAHS is bringing America's finest craft beer with the region's top blues musicians and blues fans together to feed the hungry in their communities.

Who is helping to fight hunger on the 2017 Brewers & Blues Tour:

Friday, March 17, 2017

12 Facts About Hunger in the USA


  • 12 Facts About Hunger in the US:
    After you learn something, do something! Join the Blues Against Hunger Society to help fight hunger

    1. In 2015, 14.5 million or approximately 20 percent of children in the U.S. lived in poverty. 
    2. 1 in 6 people in America face hunger.
    3. The USDA defines "food insecurity" as the lack of access, at times, to enough food for all household members. In 2011, households with children reported a significantly higher food insecurity rate than households without children: 20.6% vs. 12.2%.
    4. Food insecurity exists in every county in America. In 2013, 17.5 million households were food insecure. More and more people are relying on food banks and pantries. Collect food outside your local supermarket for a local food bank. Sign up for Supermarket Stakeout GL.
    5. 49 million Americans struggle to put food on the table.
    6. In the US, hunger isn’t caused by a lack of food, but rather the continued prevalence of poverty.
    7. More than 1 in 5 children is at risk of hunger. Among African-Americans and Latinos, it’s 1 in 3.
    8. Over 20 million children receive free or reduced-price lunch each school day. Less than half of them get breakfast, and only 10% have access to summer meal sites.
    9. For every 100 school lunch programs, there are only 87 breakfast sites and just 36 summer food programs.
    10. 1 in 7 people are enrolled in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Nearly half of them are children.
    11. 40% of food is thrown out in the US every year, or about $165 billion worth. All of this uneaten food could feed 25 million Americans.
    12. These 8 states have statistically higher food insecurity rates than the US national average (14.6%): Arkansas (21.2%), Mississippi (21.1%), Texas (18.0%), Tennessee (17.4%), North Carolina (17.3%), Missouri (16.9%), Georgia (16.6%), Ohio (16.0%).
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    If you wish to help fight hunger, join the BAHS; with your help, we may continue producing food drive blues concerts, Join The Blues Against Hunger Society.