It was a "Concert For Cause" as the Joplin Globe Newspaper published. Five Bands to perform at Quapaw Casino & Resort. Because of this one event that took place, Hunger-Aid was born. The first Hunger-Aid event took place on February 23, 2014 in Miami, Oklahoma in an effort to save a Food Pantry from being shut down. The money raised supported 2 food pantries and a local homeless shelter.
When Founder Joseph Bourgeois met Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones in December 2014 through a mutual friend, both realized then between Hunger-Aid and Sticky Fingaz "Idea" for H.E.L.P., both BRAND names would be names everyone in the world could relate to. In the years that followed, Hunger-Aid has grown to be a National Organization.
Hunger-Aid is made up by a coalition of representatives that have worked in the entertainment industry. The resources provided by Hunger-Aid are used to support local communities and any entertainer or group who believe and want to H.E.L.P. end world hunger by uniting together in teamwork. Together we can end hunger around the world, but we must start here in America first so we can continue to lead the way to a better future.
Hunger-Aid was created to provide funding to local nonprofits that impact their communities the most by using entertainment. At the same time, Hunger-Aid was created to assist in educating, research, and develop new ways to grow healthy food for future generations. H.E.L.P. is the "Purpose" behind the "Cause" for Hunger-Aid to improve the quality of life. A "Hand Up" is better than a "Hand Out."
President John F. Kennedy said, "Ask not what your Country can do for you... ask what you can do for your Country." Hunger-Aid is for everyone, and we want to know what you can do to H.E.L.P. in your local community too. Beside entertainment, we are much like the new "Peace Corp of America" always looking for ways to better life. We use entertainment for many things such as earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes, tsunamis, why not Hunger Relief?
100% of the proceeds go towards the Hunger-Aid Cause.
Hunger-Aid Pledges not to overinflate cost to produce our events. Our Mission is to H.E.L.P. people.
"In a gentle way, you can shake the world" -- Mahatma Gandhi