Chronology of Events Through 6/17/06

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CHRONOLOGY OF ‘1 of 52’ EVENTS THROUGH 6/17/06

The first listing here - on 12/14/1996 - is the first in a series of continuous events for The ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network to support local and national hunger organizations.
However, in the period of 1988 through 1990, we ran a similar program that involved many artists. I’ll go back in the archives and to piece together those more random events.

The very first ‘1 of 52’ Member event was pledged with my good friends in the band Paradox (now Something Else) who made the 1st donation from a show at JC’s Lounge in Warwick, RI on 06/09/88!
And obviously, what can’t be listed here are the many events that ‘1 of 52’ Members who take action and donate anonymously.

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~ 12/14/96 - Jack Smith and the Rockabilly Planet - Jamestown Cafe. Donation to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank (RICFB). Club also donated to RICFB and held a food drive for Lucy's Hearth, Middletown, RI.
~12/21/96 - The Young Bucks - Narragansett Cafe. Donation to RICFB. Band and club also held food drive for Lucy's Hearth.
~ 01/24 & 25/97 - Blackfoot Yankee - All American Bar & Grille. Donation to RICFB. Also held food drive for the No. Kingstown Food Pantry.
~ 4/3/97 - Glass Attic - Ocean Mist. Donation to RICFB.
~ 04/5/97 - Glass Attic - Fiddlers Green. Donation to RICFB. Note: This donation actually came from Fiddlers Green through Glass Attic.
~ 04/11/97 - DJ Lauria Band - The Call. Donation to RICFB.
~ 04/13/97 - Savannah Sky - Club NCI, New Hyde Park, NY. Donation for Second Harvest. Also held food drive for North Shore Interfaith Nutrition Network.
~ 05/25/97 - Ted Donovan and Eric Neff - 4th Annual Event - Morgan's. Donation and food drive for St. Mary's Food Pantry.
~ 06/7/97 - Chuck Smith - Red Rock Bar And Grill and whole "For Food Week" series of awareness events and food drives for North Kingstown Food Pantry.
~ Memorial Day Weekend '97 - Jeff Ladd - Outdoor show. Donation to Foodshare, CT Second Harvest Food Bank.
~ 4th of July '97 - Roomful Of Blues - Windjammer Concert Club. Food drive for RICFB.
~ 04/24/97 - I Release Thee - Manhattan. Food drive for Food for Survival and donation for Second Harvest.
~ 10/18/97 - Bill Pere and The LUNCH Ensemble "The Harry Chapin Remembered" concert at Cheney Hall in Manchester, CT to benefit The Samaritan Shelter and other local hunger agencies including Foodshare of Greater Hartford.
~ 10/23/97 - Chuck Smith - Musical accompaniment to Writer's Harvest readings at Barnes and Noble Bookstores, Warwick.
~ 12/12/97 - Jack Smith and the Rockabilly Planet - Performed their 4th annual ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Event at the Call in Providence to benefit the RICFB.
~12/13/97 - Barbi Beyer - Held an open mic at All That Matters in Wakefield. Cover charge and food collected to benefit The Johnnycake Center.
~ 12/26/97 - Ken Lyon - Performed his 3rd annual ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Event at The CAV, Providence, RI to benefit the RICFB.
~ 12/31/97 - New Year's Eve - Carlos and Lori - Dedicated their First Night appearance in Westerly to benefit the RICFB.
~ 01/2/98 - Grumpy Ole Men - Collected food at their show at The Station in West Warwick to benefit the RICFB.
~ 02/26/98 - Chuck Smith - Open mic event at Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Store donated a portion of proceeds from all book sales that night to benefit the RICFB. Barnes and Noble and Chuck hold this event the last Thursday of each month to benefit a local social agency.
~ Month of March - 'For Food' held an extraordinary series of staged events at the historic Odeum Theatre in East Greenwich, RI. The Tuesday night series featured professionally produced stage sets and top notch performances by many artists including: John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, Rudy Cheeks, Jon Campbell and Everett Brown, Al Fontana, Chuck Smith, Kuliana, Paul Geremia, James Montgomery, Bruce Marshal. Artists Marjorie Vogal and Don Bousquet also collaborated for the series promotional material.
~ 03/21/98 - Canadian ‘1 of 52’Hunger Artist Bob Ewing presented The Seed: Celebrating the Seasons. A seed for food exchange to benefit the Thunder Bay Coalition Against Poverty Food Bank at the Thunder Bay Multicultural Centre, Ontario, Canada.
03/23/98 - ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Artists Glass Attic and Deb Joachim performed at a Feinstein Youth Hunger Brigade event to Benefit Oxfam America at the Narragansett High School auditorium. The event centered around Narragansett Pier Middle School students who recited original poetry they have written as their part in creating hunger awareness. Deb Joachim debuted her original hunger anthem, 'The Time Is Now' - the theme song of the ‘1 of 52’ HN. The entire show was broadcast over the internet by IDS ISP.
~ 04/4/98 - Bill Pere and The LUNCH Ensemble - Second Annual Event - Presented a "Harry Chapin Remembered" concert at the Garde Arts Center in New London, CT to area local hunger agencies including The Connecticut Food Bank. In Addition, featured artist Steve Chapin was presented on stage with a check for World Hunger Year for One Thousand Dollars.
~ 04/3/98 - DJ Lauria Band - Second Annual Event - The Call, Providence. Donation to RICFB.
~ 04/11 & 4/24/98 - For Food - ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Events at Perks Coffee House, Punta Gorda and Sweet Bean Cafe, Ft Meyers. Donations and non-perishable food items to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Ft. Meyers.
~ 04/19/98 - Savannah Sky - Second Annual Event - Temple Beth Shalom, Flushings, Queens, NY. Donation to Queens Interfaith Nutritional Network. Also held food drive for same.
~ Memorial Day Weekend '98 - Jeff Ladd - Second Annual Event - Outdoor show. Donation to Foodshare, CT Second Harvest Food Bank.
~ 05/21/98, - Touch - The Station, West Warwick, RI. Donation to RICFB.
Club Also held ongoing food drive surround this and other events.
Note: Band members now in Touch helped with our very 1st ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Event back on 5/31/88 with a donation to The Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Program at Brown University.
~ 05/31/98 - Ted Donovan & Eric Neff - 5th Annual Event - Three Fish, Main St., Westerly. Donation to St. Mary's/St. James Food Pantry in Charlestown, RI.
~ 1st Week of June '98 - For Food held its annual "For Food Week" series of musical awareness events and food drives to benefit the North Kingstown Food Pantry.
~ 08/6/98 - Radio station WBRU 95.5 FM held a food drive in conjunction with the ‘1 of 52’ HN at their free summer concert series featuring the bands Fastball and Candlebox. Over 1,600 pounds of food was collected from very generous WBRU listeners.
~ 09/27/98 - James Montgomery performed at the Newport Yachting center's Taste of Rhode Island. Attendees bringing nonperishable food items to benefit the RICFB received $1.00 off the admission charge.
~ 10/10/98 - Waterplace Park, Providence, RI, Open Door Records kicked off their internet record store and label. The event marked the coming ‘1 of 52’ HN compilation album. Food was collected and a raffle was held to benefit the RICFB.
~ 10/18/98 - Folk Support Group donated a portion of the proceeds from their show at the Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival, Newport, RI, to the RICFB.
~ 10/29/98 - Chuck Smith - Musical accompaniment to Share Our Strength's Writer's Harvest readings at Barnes and Noble Bookstores, Warwick, RI.
~ October and November of '98 - Chuck Smith's "For Food" organization presents a series of open mic events to benefit area hunger agencies. Events were held on: Tuesday evenings at the Pelham House, 48 Fountain St., Providence to benefit Amos House; Wednesdays at the Red Rock Bar and Grille, 6105 Post Rd., North Kingstown to benefit the North Kingstown Food Pantry and Sundays at the Ocean Mist, 145 Matunuck Beach Rd., South Kingstown to benefit the Johnny Cake Center. A Guild guitar donated by the Guild Guitar Company of Westerly, RI was also raffled.
~ 11/10/98 - BAINCATS, (Creative and Talented Students) staged a hunger benefit at the Bain Middle School. BAINCATS are led by their ‘1 of 52’ Huger Artist teacher, Glenn Dewell.
~ 11/14/98 - Sunnyside, NY, Joel Landry performed at his church. A food drive was held to benefit the church's food pantry.
~ November '98 - Singer songwriter Barbi Beyer donated a portion of the proceeds from her business Music Together, that teaches music and movement to young children and their families, to the RICFB. Food drives have also been held at teaching locations.
~ On New Year's Eve at Westerly's First Night Celebration, musician Lori Urso, with special guest Marc Barnicle, performed her second annual ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Event at the Colonial Theatre. A portion of Lori's show proceeds were donated to the RICFB.
~ 01/22/99 - In The Square Coffee House at Church of the Messiah, 10 Troy St, Providence, RI, presented 13 year old folk artist Lindsay Amore performed her 1st annual ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Event. She donated proceeds from her performance to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
~ 01/28/99 - Gingers Cafe, 333 Main St, Wakefield, RI, ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Artist Glenn Dewell presented a show of varied local artists to benefit the Jonnycake Center of Peacedale. Non-perishable food items were collected at Gingers Cafe up to and including the night of the show. The artists appearing included: 13 year old folk singer songwriter Lindsay Amore, Libby Ricardo, also 13 years of age, who has met critical acclaim in theatre productions, The Flavors, a barbershop group composed of South Kingstown High School students and other special guests. Wakefield Music has donated the PA system for the show.
~ 02/14/99 - Coney Island High, 15 Saint Marks Place, Manhattan, NY, hosted a food drive to benefit a local food pantry. $1 was taken from the $5 cover charge for anyone bringing non-perishable food items to the show. This event was staged by ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Artist, the rock band Hybrid. Also appearing on the bill is At A Loss, 50 - 50, and Recess.
~ 03/05/99 - The Call, Providence, RI, The DJ Lauria Band performed their 3rd annual ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Event. The band is donating proceeds from their performance to Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
~ 04/08/99 - BAINCATS, (Creative and Talented Students) staged a hunger benefit at the Bain Middle School featuring Liby Ricardo and friends and Blues Singer Geri Verdi.
~ 04/11/99 - Folks Together performed their 1st annual ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Event at The CAV, 14 Imperial Place, Providence, RI. The cover charge was donated to Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
~ 04/17/99 - Bill Pere and his LUNCH Ensemble performed at Stonington High School, Rt 1, Pawcatuck, CT. It was family concert featuring Harry Chapin favorites and original songs by award winning artist Proceeds benefited area hunger groups including the WARM Shelter in Westerly, RI and The Connecticut Food Bank of New Haven.
~ 04/18/99 - Scott Mitchell presented 7 regional artists in an outdoor concert at the Punta Gorda Mall parking lot, Punta Gorda, FL. Nonperishable food and donations were accepted to benefit The Harry Chapin Food Bank and The Salvation Army. The show was publicized on 3 area radio stations and featured: Petie Wheatstroh Explosion, Quasi Qwa, Dhal, Rick Rehnberg, Marsha Hayford, Frank Greathouse and Chuck Smith with special guests.
~ 05/01/99 - Byrd Songs recording artists Glass Attic performed their third annual participation in The ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network at The Century Lounge, Providence, RI with special guests Glint, The Fantastics and The Stereotypes. The admission charge benefited the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
1st Week of June '99 - For Food held its annual "For Food Week" series of musical awareness events and food drives to benefit the North Kingstown Food Pantry.
~ 05/99 - 6th Annual ‘1 of 52’ HN Event - Ted Donovan and Eric Neff hosted a hunger benefit at Persimmons Restaurant at The Weekapaug Golf Club, Shore Rd., Westerly. The artists donated their proceeds to St. Mary's Food Pantry in Carolina, RI. Non-perishable food items and cash donations to benefit the food pantry were also accepted at the show.

~ 05/99 - BAINCATS collected and donated to the Jonnycake Center in Peace Dale.
~ 08/19/99 - Foxtrot Zulu performed a hunger benefit at The Ocean Mist, Matunuck, RI. The artists donated the proceeds from their show to The Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Non-perishable food donations are also collected at the door.
~ 08/19/99 - Don Lincoln of the Don Lincoln Show produced a benefit to help defray medical expenses of hunger activist Chuck Smith. Minimum donation was $5 and a non perishable food item for the North Kingstown Food Pantry. The benefit was held at the Red Rock Cafe, North Kingstown. Geri Verdi, Rick Mendes and Blueswagon, Band of Humans, Groove Dogs, Uncle Chubby, Leo Trembly, Jason Colony, Glenn Dewell, Mike and Joe, Greg Hadde and the Blue Miracles, Jade, Joe Brummer and Guests, The Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show.
~ 09/25/99 - A unique event was held at the North Kingstown town beach. The event generated awareness for RI's environment and its hunger situation. Representatives from Keep our Bay Blue, 'For Food' Communities Can Make a Difference were on hand to disseminate information and accept food donations to benefit the North Kingstown Food Pantry. Rick Mendes and Blueswagon and Chuck Smith and Hungerdance performed.
~ 11/24/99 - At The Call, 15 Elbow St., Providence RI, national recording artists John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band were "Singing Out For Food". Concert goers who brought nonperishable food items and donations to the show were treated to club menu discounts. A portion of the event's proceeds and the collected food benefited the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
~ 12/04/99 - Bill Pere and his LUNCH Ensemble (Local United Network to Combat Hunger) Holiday Show to benefit local social service agencies was held at the Science Center of Eastern Connecticut. This family entertainment event entitled "Christmas on Gilligan's Island" featured original songs, Harry Chapin favorites, and an original play, as presented by Bill Pere and the LUNCH Ensemble.
On New Years Eve 1999, as part of Westerly's First Night Celebration, Ursula George performed two sets of acoustic blues at the Westerly Library Auditorium. Ursula George is comprised of Lori Urso and George 'Fisher Price Slim' Reithoffer. Proceeds from this performance were donated to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
On New Years Eve 1999, as part of Newport's Opening Night Celebration, Ed McGuirl performed a set of acoustic song at the Seaman's Church Institute. Proceeds from this performance were donated to Newport's Community Baptist Church food pantry.
[Noted philanthropist (and ‘1 of 52’ member) Alan Shawn Feinstein also matched up to a total $100,000 to all donations made from November 15th through December 31st 1999.]
~ 01/13/00 - Gingers Cafe, Wakefield, RI, ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Artist Glenn Dewell presented a show of varied local artists to benefit the Jonnycake Center of Peacedale. Non-perishable food items were collected at Gingers Cafe up to and including the night of the show. The artists appearing included: South County Kids Care, Lindsay Amore, Libby Ricardo & Dennis Costa. The show also incorporated visual arts by artist Gianna Marilli. From 8:30 on songs were shared by Glenn, fellow hunger activist Chuck Smith, Jason Colonies, myself and other special guests.
February 2000 - BAINCATS efforts included several actions over the month. They collected a shopping cart filled with canned goods for the Child Opportunity Zones based at Gladstone and Arlington Elementary Schools in Cranston. They also raised funds for the RI Community Food Bank. The projects included a penny drive, bake sale and a collection taken at the evening performance of "Scrooge and Marley", put on by Bain's theatrical group. Bain's faculty also made significant contributions. they celebrated with a performance by Steve LaValley at an auditorium program. Libby Ricardo helped Glenn Dewell host this event.
~ 03/12/00 - Queens NY, Savannah Sky, presented a Country Hoe Down to End Hunger. Proceeds and food collected benefited the Queens Interfaith Hunger Network . This is their third annual ‘1 of 52’ HN event.
~ 04/01/00 - The Call, Providence, RI, The DJ Lauria Band performed their 4th annual ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Event. The band donated proceeds from their performance to Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
05/26/00 - 7th Annual ‘1 of 52’ HN Event! - Ted Donovan and Eric Neff hosted their 7th annual hunger benefit at Persimmons Restaurant at The Weekapaug Golf Club, Shore Rd., Westerly. The artists donated their proceeds from the show to St. Mary's Food Pantry in Carolina, RI. Non-perishable food items and cash donations to benefit the food pantry were also be accepted.
~ 05/31/00 - Punta Gorda FL: Guy Lee Roberston staged his second annual ‘1 of 52’ event at Deans South of the Border. There was a multi talent lineup featuring guest artist Chuck Smith. Proceeds and food collected benefited the Salvation Army.
~ 06/04/00 - Hunger Network National Kickoff Concert Benefits Rhode Island Community Food Bank
At both Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel and the Met, 11 musical acts rocked both night clubs to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and Rhode Islanders for a Hunger Free State. The Feinstein Foundation agreed to match all donations brought in this evening up to $5,000 as part of the Feinstein matching grant program.
The event was co-hosted by WRX radio personality Rudy Cheeks and award winning cable television show host Don Lincoln. John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band headlined and also opened the show with an early performance at 6 pm. A variety of ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Artists followed including: (in the Met) Glass Attic, Illustrious Day, The Mocking Birds, Screaming Under Stars and Wedgie, (In Lupos) Chuck Smith and Chakulla, Ken Lyon and the Outriders, The DJ Lauria Band, Steve Smith and the Nakeds and the James Montgomery Blues Band.
A special catered meet and greet reception for the artists and public preceded the show from 5 to 6 pm.
This ''1 of 52’ Rock Out Hunger' event celebrated the national kickoff of The ‘1 of 52’ Artist Hunger Network .
1st Week of June 2000 - For Food held its annual "For Food Week" series of musical awareness events and food drives to benefit the North Kingstown Food Pantry.
~ 07/02/00 - PUNTA GORDA, FL - ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network Member Lee Clark, AKA Troubadour, organized the 1st annual Freedom From Hunger Sunset Cruise. The cruise featured Lee and other artists as well as a silent auction of items donated from area merchants.
~ 07/22/00 - PROVIDENCE, RI: Folks Together performed their 2nd annual ‘1 of 52’ event at Borders Books at Providence Place Mall. The band donated proceeds from the show as well as revenue from the sale of their CDs.
~ 08/19/00 - CUMBERLAND, RI - Mill City Rockers, performed their 1st annual ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Event at The Blackstone. The band raised funds as part of our efforts to make RI a hunger free state.
~ 08/23/00 - EAST GREENWICH, RI - Chuck Smith and Chakula staged an event called "Summertime Fling" in conjunction with the Harbordside. ‘1 of 52’ artist Steve Smith and the Nakeds headlined. Also on the bill were Kulliana, Dawn Maura & Little Roger with DJ Michael J. Delyi. A buffet was served and radio station WBRU hosted the event.
~ 09/29/00 - FALL RIVER, MA - The Fontaine Family in conjunction with the Renaissance Gallery held a special concert event to benefit local food pantries. In order of appearances: The Fontaine Family, Jeff Lambert & Jody Gibson, Kenny St. Pierre & Scott Wright, Bad Larry B. Between acts were spoken word performances by the Writers Conspiracy.
~ 10/08/00 - BETHEL, NY: The Fall Garden Harvest Market ended its second successful season by dedicating October 8th as a day to 'Sing Out for Food' in recognition of the need for food and awareness of hunger in the region. The public was invited to bring food items to the market for the benefit of Tom's Kitchen in Monticello and to get involved with food programs in their own communities. Representatives of Tom's Kitchen were present at the market to talk about their program. Many of the vendors have also agreed to contribute from their leftover harvest.
The event was held at the site of the original Woodstock Festival in the Town of Bethel. Attendance easily outpaced last year's market, with over 11,000 people turning out.
Music included: Mike Vreeland, Gravichord Duo, Chuck Smith & Chakulla singing music with a message from around the world, percussionist Jawma Sultan, Mike Kimmel of Ashanan with Word Beat Music, and folk musician Clint Partridge.
Joining in the 'Sing Out for Food' celebration was the Bethel Foundation, members of the local Area Farm Market Association, For Food, and members of the Artists Hunger Network.
~ 11/04/00 - CRANSTON, RI - The BAINCATS collected food at a school fund raiser featuring a concert by ‘1 of 52’ HN members Violin Road.
~ 11/21/00 - PUNTA GORDA, FL - Guy Lee Robertson and friends collected donations and food at the Wheelhouse at the Holiday Inn to benefit The Salvation Army.
~ 11/30/00 - PROVIDENCE, RI - Leo Tremblay and Gary Plante performed at CAV nightclub. The $3.00 donation benefited The Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
~ 12/09/00 - MYSTIC, CT - Bill Pere and The LUNCH Ensemble presented their annual LUNCH Holiday show. The theme this year was 'A Dilbert Christmas'. The event benefited area hunger agencies. This was the group's 5th annual event for the Artist Hunger Network!
~ 12/15/00 - PROVIDENCE, RI - The ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network announced the upcoming release of their compilation CD at a recent hunger benefit concert staged in conjunction with 103.7 FNX Radio. The event at the Green Room featured Epic recording artists 6 Gig and Good Charlotte. An Epiphone Electric Guitar courtesy of Ray Mullin Music was raffled with proceeds benefiting the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and the Feinstein End Hunger Fund. All donations were doubled as part of the Feinstein Foundation's matching grant program that was matching all charitable donations up to $100,000 through December 31st, 2000.
~ 12/22/00 - CRANSTON, RI - At the West End Cafe, Rock band Chucko performed to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. The band donated a portion of proceeds from their show as their participation in The ‘1 of 52’ Artist Hunger Network. This marked the bands 5th annual ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Event. Chucko's members are actually the longest standing ‘1 of 52’ members. The program got its start in Rhode Island in 1988 when members of Chucko performed the first ever ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network Event.
~ 12/24/00 - PROVIDENCE, RI - The DJ Lauria Band performed to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. The band donated a portion of proceeds from their show as their participation in The ‘1 of 52’ Artist Hunger Network. This show marked the bands 5th annual ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Event.
PUNTA GORDA, FL - On January 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th at the Wheel House Restaurant, there were free 'Singing Out For Food' concerts. On Friday the 12th, Chuck Smith shared the evening with special guests Bernadine Smith, Scott Mitchell and Gosselin and David Reilly. On Saturday the 13th, Just Friends Jam, 'Uncle Budd' and Lee Clark performed. These two shows benefited and created awareness for 'For Food' and The Love of Kids. On Friday the 19th, Delta Blues duo Screaming and Crying and Frank Greathouse performed. On Saturday the 20th, it was Bill and Chuck. These two shows benefited the Harry Chapin Food Bank.
~ 01/30&31/01 - NORTH KINGSTON, RI - Chuck Smith hosted an open mic on these two nights to benefit the North Kingstown Food Pantry.
~ 02/07/01 - CRANSTON, RI - The BAINCATS created an event in conjunction with the Cranston East Science Fair and Art Show to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Those attending were asked to bring canned goods or give a donation.

~ 04/27/01 - PROVIDENCE, RI - The Becky Chace Band donated a portion of the proceeds from their show at The Call to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Non-perishable food donations were also collected to benefit the St. Francis Food Pantry.
~ 05/05/01 - PAWCATUCK, CT - Bill Pere and the LUNCH Ensemble presented their 6th Harry Chapin Legacy Show: 'Excaliber - Or Camelot Meets McDonalds' at Stonington High School. This was be the group's 6th annual event for the Artist Hunger Network !
~ 05/27/01 - WAKEFIELD, RI - 8th Annual ‘1 of 52’ HN Event! - Ted Donovan and Eric Neff hosted their 8th annual hunger benefit at Hanson's Landing. The artists donated their proceeds from the show to St. Mary's Food Pantry in Carolina, RI. Non-perishable food items and cash donations to benefit the food pantry were also be accepted.

~ WICKFORD, RI - 06/02/01 - As part of 'For Food' Awareness week in North Kingstown, acoustic artists of all kinds were welcome to join other artists who were 'Singing Out For Food' in the streets of Wickford Village. Donations and non-perishable food were collected to replenish the NK Food Pantry.
~ PUNTA GORDA, FL - On June 15th, 16th at the Holiday Inn, there were free 'Singing Out For Food' concerts. On Friday the 15th, Chuck Smith hosted the evening with special guests Scott Mitchell and Brecon Ridge. On Saturday the 16th, Mitchell and Gosslin and Just Friends Jam, plus other special guests. These two shows benefited and created awareness for 'For Food' and the Harry Chapin Food Bank.
~ SMITHFIELD, RI - 06/16/01 - Optic Lock performed their 1st ‘1 of 52’ Hunger event at Josephs Pub. The band collected non-perishable food items for the RICFB
~ PROVIDENCE, RI - 07/07/01 - The band Optic Lock performing another ‘1 of 52’ Event at Patricks Pub, Smith St. They collected non-perishable food items to benefit the RICFB.
~ NEW BEDFORD, MA - 07/28/01 - The ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network teamed up with radio station 103.7, FNX, Ray Mullin Music and the New Wave Cafe's 5th annual Rockfest with 16 bands on two stages to hold a food drive and Guitar raffle to benefit a New Bedford food pantry at Grace Episcopal Church.
~ CHARLESTOWN, RI - 07/29/01- ‘1 of 52’ Artist Glenn Dewell hosted an event at Josies restaurant to benefit local food pantries. non-perishable food items and donations were collected. Local school children helped Glenn present the show which featured various artists including Chuck Smith. Radio station WBLQ broadcasted live from the event.
~ CRANSTON, RI & NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA - "The Time Is Now" CD Release Event at Borders Books in Cranston on Friday August 3rd and at Borders Books in North Attleboro on Saturday, August 4th, back to back CD Release Events launched a 'Musical Movement' to help end hunger. The public was invited to come enjoy a great mix of live folk music, purchase the CD and learn more about how they can become involved in the movement. The CD Release Events were free, non-perishable food and monetary donations, as always, were welcome.
Folks Together hosted both nights with special guests Chuck Smith and Leo Tremblay on Friday and Chuck Smith and The Small Planet Band on Saturday. The artists performed original songs from the CD. The CD, entitled "The Time is Now", features local and national artists who are members of The ‘1 of 52’ Artist Hunger Network. Proceeds from the sale of the compilation benefit the End Hunger Foundation, Rhode Island Community Food Bank and Feinstein End Hunger Fund. These Non-Profits each play a significant role in ending hunger locally and nationally in both the short and long term. The CD features a previously unreleased live cut by platinum recording artist and ‘1 of 52’ member John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band.

The events were a huge success with hundreds of attendees and dozens of CDs purchased!
~ PROVIDENCE, RI - 09/02/01 - ‘1 of 52’ artists Soulshed hosted a food drive at their semi-annual Soulcore III show at the Living Room nightclub. It was a marathon event with multiple bands. Fans brought 240 pounds of food to benefit the RICFB.
~ WAKEFIELD RI - 09/28/01 - Chuck Smith and fellow ‘1 of 52’ Artists were 'Singing out for Food' at Eclectibles, 213 Robinson St., Wakefield. Food, clothes and donations were accepted to benefit the Jonny Cake Center. Also appearing with Chuck 'Creating Harmony in a Hungry World' is Larry Derr with Chakulla, Barbi Beyer, Jason Colonies, Sonny Boy Jorgenson, Ted Donovan and Eric Neff. Sponsored by Eclectibles, For Food and The ‘1 of 52’ Artist Hunger Network . The ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network CD release 'The Time Is Now' was available at this show and sold well!
~ SEATTLE WA - 09/29/01 - ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network member Jill Cohn hosted a food drive at her show at The Saffron Cow to benefit Second Harvest.
~ PROVIDENCE RI - 10/06/01 - ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network members Sonnet (formerly Glass Attic) donated a portion of proceeds from their show at The Call to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
~ BETHEL, NY - 10/07/01 - The Fall Garden Harvest Market ended its 3rd successful season by dedicating a day to 'Sing Out for Food' in recognition of the need for food and awareness of hunger in the region. The public was invited to bring food items to the market for the benefit of Tom's Kitchen in Monticello and to get involved with food programs in their own communities. Representatives of Tom's Kitchen were present at the market to talk about their program. Many of the vendors also agreed to contribute from their leftover harvest.
The event was held at the site of the original Woodstock Festival in the Town of Bethel. Attendance outpace previous year's market.
Music included Chuck Smith & Chakulla singing music with a message from around the world and folk musician Clint Partridge. Joining in the 'Sing Out for Food' celebration was the Bethel Foundation, members of the local Area Farm Market Association, For Food, and members of the Artists Hunger Network.
~ LEADVILLE CO - 10/13/01 - Jill Cohn hosted a food drive at a second show to benefit Saint George Episcopal Community Food Kitchen. The event was held at Colorado Mountain College. Admission was free with one canned food item.
~ NEWPORT RI - 11/15/01 - At the Newport Blues Cafe, ‘1 of 52’ Member Brian Gilletley organized an event to benefit the Jonnycake Center in Peacedale and Bradford and the Maher Center of Newport. The event tied in to the Newport Blues Cafe's Open Mic Night. Host, Kevin Sullivan with Ed McGuirl, Mike Fischman, JP Jones, John Hillman, Lisa Firda and more.
~ PORTSMOUTH RI - 11/17/01 - Common Fence Music presented a ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network CD release concert at Common Fence Point. Featured artists included Michael Troy, Special Guest Eddie Dillon, Ed McGuirl and Friends and Voices United in Praise. This was a spectacular show.
~ NORTH KINGSTOWN RI - 11/18/01 - Habitat for Humanity held a home dedication with performer Joel Rocha along with "South County Kids Care". Those attending were asked to bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the North Kingstown Food Pantry as part of the ‘1 of 52’ HN.
~ WESTERLY RI - 11/22/01 through 12/05/01 - At Carley's Venue, Bar & Grille, a new entertainment venue just opened by ‘1 of 52’ Member Tom Carley hosted a food and donation collection drive for area food pantries and shelter. The series kicked off on Thanksgiving with Greg Piccolo & Heavy Juice, a Grand Opening on December 1st with Lori Urso, and an open house on December 5th. With Tom's major contribution to the ‘1 of 52’ Artist Hunger Network 's recent CD release The Time Is Now, be sure to watch for upcoming CD release events at Carley's.

~ SOUTH KINGSTOWN RI - 12/01/01 - Barbi Beyer presented a special event called "Lullabies, Jammies and Food" to benefit both Jonny Cake Center locations in Peace Dale and Bradford at Eclectibles on Robinson St. in Wakefield. Admission was $5 donation per family plus non-perishable food donations. Barbi's CD "I See the Moon & Other Lullabies" was available at the event as well as food available for purchase specially prepared with children in mind.

~ MYSTIC CT - 12/04/01 - Bill Pere and his LUNCH Ensemble (Local United Network to Combat Hunger) Holiday Show to benefit local social service agencies was held at the Union Baptist Church. This family entertainment show entitled "The Three Scrooges" featured original songs, Harry Chapin favorites, and an original play, as presented by Bill Pere and the LUNCH Ensemble.

~ PROVIDENCE RI - 12/15/01 - ‘1 of 52’ Members Sonnet organized a ‘1 of 52’ CD release event to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and other area food agencies at the Call nightclub. Line up included Sonnet, Bonnis Herd and Screaming Under Stars and a showcase of ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network artists who recreated the CD release The Time Is Now live on stage!!! Many of the artists appearing on the CD performed including segment host Chuck Smith, Bill Pere, Ed McGuirl, Leo Tremblay, Michael Troy, John Fuzek, Small Planet Band, Folks Together, Blackfoot Yankee with Lori Lacaille and Tom Carley. This event was sponsored in part by Arnold Lumber, Buckley Heating and Cooling and the Providence Phoenix and was included in the Feinstein Challenge that matched all charitable donations, up to a total of $100,000, from 11/15 through 12/31.

~ MILLSBORO, DE - In mid December, ‘1 of 52’ Artists Lindsay Amore and Beryl Martin took it upon themselves to approach a Food Lion Supermarket to arrange to set up outside their doors for several hours and play their music to create awareness, accept food and donations for the Delaware Food Bank. The ‘1 of 52’ Concept in action!

~ WESTERLY, RI - 12/22/01 at Carley's Venue, Paul Geremia received a warm welcome when he donated a set of his internationally famous blues styling to bring attention to a food drive and donation collection being held that evening to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

~ NEWPORT RI - 12/31/01 On New Year's Eve at Newport's Opening Night Celebration, members of The ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network performed at, and to benefit, the Seaman's Church Institute on Bowen's Wharf. New Year's Eve at Newport's Opening Night Celebration.

The Hunger Network members who performed were, Michael Troy, Ed McGuirl w/ Mike Fischman, Chuck Smith and special guest Bernie Beaudreau donated a portion of their performance proceeds to the Seaman's Church Institute. Nonperishable food donations were also collected at the performance.

~ WESTERLY, RI - On January 4th, 2002 at Carley's Venue, The James Montgomery Blues Band featured an entire evening of smoking blues harmonica to showcase tracks off their new CD 'Bring It On Home'. James donated a portion of this evening's performance proceeds to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Food donations and donations were also accepted at the club.

~ PROVIDENCE RI - 03/09/02 Singer, Songwriters and Hunger Network Members Chuck Smith and Clint Partridge were 'Singing Out For Food' at this year's Kid's First Nutrition Expo 2002 at the RI Convention Center. Chuck and Clint were spreading their message of health and good nutrition through the medium of music along side many other celebrities, performers and exhibitors.

~ BONITA SPRINGS FL - 03/22/02 Chuck Smith was 'Singing Out For Food' at this year's Seafood Festival to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

~ CRANSTON, RI - 03/15 &16/02, 04/12/02 BAINCATS efforts included several actions on and between these dates concluding with the Bain Talent Show. They collected approximately 800 food items for Comprehensive Community Action Program.

~ WESTERLY RI - 04/19/02 Singers, Songwriters and Hunger Network Members Tom Carley, Lori Urso, and Paul Geremia performed at Carley's Venue Bar & Grille with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit local food pantries and shelters. Nonperishable food donations were also collected.

~ PAWTUCKET RI - 04/27/02 Singer, Songwriter and Hunger Network Member Joyce Katzberg performed at this year's Stone Soup May Day Concert. Proceed from the show benefited the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and the End Hunger Foundation, a non-profit corporation which facilitates The ‘1 of 52’ Artist Hunger Network. The "Time Is Now" CD release was available for purchase at this event. Stone Soup is located at historic Slater Mill in the downtown area of Pawtucket on the Blackstone River.

~ WAKEFIELD RI - 05/03/02 Singer, Songwriter and Hunger Network Member Chuck Smith was 'Singing Out For Food' at Eclectibles. Admission was free and donations were accepted to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. The "Time Is Now" CD release, which Chuck has two songs on, was available for purchase at this event. Appearing with Chuck was be Greg Simon, Joey Driven.

~ LIBERTY NY - 05/18/02 - A "We Are One" concert and book signing to benefit local food pantries was held at Oracle Bookstore. Artists from Spirit of Bethel Records and the Hunger Network were 'Singing Out For Food' to raise funds and awareness to help end hunger. Sid Bernstein who brought the Beatles to America, was on hand to sign his new book, "Not Just The Beatles". Musical performers included Chuck Smith with his band Chakulla, Clint Partridge, Cosmic Duo, EC Lorick and Gaia Wolf. This was also a release event the Spirit of bethel records CD release, "We Are One". This was a free event with donations accepted to benefit the Interfaith Council of Liberty at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

~ PROVIDENCE RI- 05/26/02 - ‘1 of 52’ artists Soulshed hosted SOULCORE 4 at the Living Room. Admission was free with a nonperishable food donation to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. SOULCORE is a semi-annual fan appreciation event held by the band. They've chosen to make it part of their ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network commitment. Multiple bands performed on two stages from 8 PM on: Soulshed, State of Corruption, Shed, Imprint, Dedset, Big Bolt Delux, Lamotta, Kancer Hed (Attleboro, MA ‘1 of 52’ Members!) and more! This was an all ages show.

~ WICKFORD, RI - Week of 06/02 - A week long, town-wide effort as part of 'For Food' Awareness week in North Kingstown. On Saturday 6/1, from 12:30 pm to 3 pm, acoustic artists of all kinds were welcomed joining other artists who were 'Singing Out For Food' in the streets of Wickford Village. Other events were held in conjunction with local schools and municipalities. Donations and non-perishable food were collected to replenish the NK Food Pantry.

~ MASSACHUSETTS - Week of 05/02 -Attleboro rock band Bonescrew performed 3 area show as part of their participation in the ‘1 of 52’ HN. These shows were part of a 5 show line up that Boston area bands have organized to help alleviate hunger and homelessness in their area.

~ NEW BEDFORD, MA - 07/20/02 - On July 20th at the New Wave Café, 143 North Front St., New Bedford, MA The ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network and The New Wave Cafe held a benefit concert can goods drive and raffle. The food was collected for local food pantries in New Bedford. Each food donation gave concert-goers a raffle ticket to be eligible to win prizes all day. The 6th annual New Wave Café 2002 Rockfest ran from Noon to 11 PM with up to 15 bands appearing on two stages.

~ PROVIDENCE, RI - 10/05/02 - Kancer Hed Presented Hed Fest Benefit! A canned food benefit for RICFB. Free admission with can good donation. At AS220 in Providence, RI www.AS220.org Bands included Strait Laced, Come September, Sky Blue Valium, Bled, Carrion, Kancer Hed, and more.

~ MONTCLAIR, NJ - 10/09/02 - Internationally renowned singer-songwriter Kasim Sulton, best known for his work with Todd Rundgren/Utopia, Meat Loaf, Joan Jett, and Hall & Oates has joined forces with the ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network and Bloomfield Avenue Cafe & Stage to support local hunger agencies. On Wednesday, October 9th at Bloomfield Avenue Cafe & Stage, in Montclair, NJ, Sulton performed along with 3 other bands, including fellow ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Networkmember John Taglieri, a New Jersey based pop/rock artist. A food drive was held to benefit The Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Project Hospitality of Staten Island, and the New York City Food Bank. These agencies help feed and clothe the area's neediest. Admission was $10, plus non-perishable food items and/or clothing.

~ BETHEL, NY - 10/13/02 - At the original site of Woodstock, Spirit of Bethel recording artist Chuck Smith and dozens of artists, local businesses, schools and officials held a 'Singing Out For Food' event. Sullivan County food pantries benefited from this multi function event that featured music, a farmers market and children's entertainment. Other Spirit of Bethel recording artists performing were EC Lorick, Gaia Wolf and Clint Partridge along with Chuck.

~ CLAYTON, MO - 10/25/02 - Singer Georgy Rock and her musical friends performed in concert to benefit the St. Louis Area Food Bank at Clayton United Methodist Church, Clayton. Admission was free but those attending are asked to bring non-perishable food items or financial contributions for the Food Bank. Performing in addition to Rock, who has been a popular singer for about 20 years in the St. Louis area, was singer Marianne Costello, trombonist Kurt Silver, jazz composer and musician Mr. Dill, and Native American flautist Marty Lippert. For more information on the St. Louis Area Food Bank go to:stlfoodbank.org.

~ WARWICK, RI - 11/09/02 - ‘1 of 52’ Artists Optic Lock staged a food drive to benefit the RICFB at Fiddler's Green as part of their ongoing participation in the Artist Hunger Network.

~ FALL RIVER, MA - 11/22/02 The Narrows Center for the Arts presented Richie Havens. Center president and ‘1 of 52’ HN Member Bert Harlow designated this a ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network event and held the first of an ongoing food drive at their location at 16 Anawan St.

~ MYSTIC, CT - 12/7/02 - Union Baptist Church - Annual L.U.N.C.H. (Local United Network to Combat Hunger) Holiday Show. Bill Pere and the LUNCH Ensemble presented songs of the season and Harry Chapin favorites. All proceeds went to local hunger agencies. 1-860-572-9285 for tix to LUNCH events.

~ NEW YORK, NY - 12/07/02 - What do you get when you gather over thirty talented musicians in one place, put them on a stage to perform songs, collect bundles of warm clothing, new toys and canned food for the needy, and donate the artists proceeds to area food banks? Answer: Glen Burtnik's Xmas Xtravaganza, celebrating twelve years of crazy, magical, fun-for-the-whole-family entertainment this year on Saturday December 7th, at BB King Blues Club and Grill, at Times Square in New York City. For more information on the colorful history of this incredible show, please visit www.XmasXtravaganza.org.

~ ATTLEBORO, MA - 12/22/02 - Chakulla 'Chuck' Smith and Friends performed at Borders Books to a spirited crowd to promote sales of "The Time is Now" CD.

~ ATTLEBORO, MA - 12/29/02 - Kancer Hed performed and held a food drive at Attleboro High School Auditorium.

~ NEWPORT, RI - 12/31/02 - As part of Newport RI's Opening Night Celebration Festival of the Arts, ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network members Michael Troy, Ed McGuirl & Mike Fischmen, Chakulla 'Chuck' Smith with Bernie Beaudreau, Suzan Hurd, Jeff Moffitt & Steve Maciel performed to benefit Seamen's Church Institute.

~ CLAYTON, MO - 01/17/03 - Well-known St. Louis pop band Fairchild performed in concert to benefit the St. Louis Area Food Bank at Clayton United Methodist Church. In addition to the headlining group Fairchild, trombonist Kurt Silver and jazz composer and musician Mr. Dill were also performing. Admission was free but those attending were asked to bring non-perishable food items or financial contributions for the food bank.

Prior to the concert, the church's singles group hosted a gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Brian Hale. All proceeds benefited the Food Bank.

~ CRANSTON, RI - BAIN STUDENTS SHOP FOR THE HUNGRY - In a project that combined community service with consumer education, Bain students took on a unique type of food drive. Five students from each of the eight academic teams traveled to the Cranston Street Stop and Shop to purchase food for local agencies involved in feeding the hungry. The event took place on Wednesday February 12, with the students arriving at the store shortly after noon and returning to school by 2 pm.

The student teams had a budget, with the goal of applying problem solving skills to make the best use of the money that is available. Donations from teachers and students provided the funds for the project. Stop and Shop also assisted both monetarily and during the project.

This activity is one of a number of projects that teachers and students are working on for the BAINCATS (Creative And Talented Students) annual ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network. BAINCATS is the first school group to commit to the Hunger Network.

For more information on this project, contact Glenn Dewell at Bain 270-8010 or by email gdewell@hotmail.com.

~ WARWICK, RI - 03/22/03 - Area Rockers 'Band Together' to Rock Out Hunger - Concert Event and Food Drive Benefits The Rhode Island Community Food Bank. At Fiddler's Green, area rockers 'band together' to Rock Out Hunger in Rhode Island. This event was hosted by recording artists and ‘1 of 52’ members Optic Lock. The multi band line up of Radio Wallpaper, Turning Blue, Optic Lock and Zero Godz donated their time, talent and compensation to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

Funds raised at this event to be counted in the Feinstein Foundation Matching Funds Challenge that is matching all charitable donations made in March and April 2003 up to a total of one million dollars. The nonperishable food donations are also matched based on a value of at fifty cents per pound!

~ CLAYTON, MO - 05/16/03 - Concert Benefits St. Louis Area Food Bank. Local bands Nathanael's Creed and Common Ground performed in concert to benefit the St. Louis Area Food Bank. Admission was free but those attending were asked to bring non-perishable food items or financial contributions for the food bank. This is the third concert in a series organized by local singer Georgy Rock for the St. Louis Area Food Bank. For more information on this or future Food Concerts in MO, call 314-481-4595.

The concert was hosted by KDHX radio personality Clint Harding. In addition to Nathanael's Creed and Common Ground, also performing were the "No Hunger Horns" (trombonist Kurt Silver and jazz composer and musician Mr. Dill), as well as guitarist G. Scott Robinson.

Georgy Rock has organized these concerts to help "wipe out hunger here at home," she says. The next concert in the series is scheduled for September 17. Rock is producing this concert as a member of the "‘1 of 52’ Artist Hunger Network ." Nathanael's Creed is also a member of the ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network. For more information on the St. Louis Area Food Bank go to: stlfoodbank.org.

~ LEXINGTON, KY - 06/20/03 - Fighting HUNGER in Kentucky! At Cafe' On Main, The Bridge presented a Beatles Tribute Night Featuring: Bob Stange, Lori O'Connor, Jerry Belsak, David & Maria McLean, Philip High, Jenny Leigh. All performers played a mix of original music along with favorite Beatles classics in honor of Paul McCartney's birthday (June 18) and the impact of the Beatles on the world of music to celebrate music and fight hunger in Lexington & Kentucky!

The event was free, however, canned food and cash donations were collected. All proceeds (cash and food donations) went directly to local hunger-homeless charities.

For future involvement in the KY area, feel free to call David M. McLean (Skinny Devil Music Lab) at 800.663.0499 for more info or visit http://www.skinnydevil.com

USA: 06/28/03 - Musicians nationwide were "Singing out For Food" in Concert throughout the U.S. in a National Awareness event to feed hungry people. They were 'Singing Out' to help replenish Food Banks/Pantries/and Soup Kitchens in communities. This will be an annual event.

~ LEXINGTON, KY - 09/19/03 - Fighting HUNGER in Kentucky! At the Common Grounds Coffeehouse 'The Bridge' presented a Jimi Hendrix Tribute Night. All performers played a mix of original music along with your favorite Hendrix classics. The event was free, however canned food and cash donations were accepted. All donations went directly to local hunger-homeless charities. Feel free to call David M. McLean (Skinny Devil Music Lab) at 800.663.0499 for more info or visit http://www.skinnydevil.com

~ CLAYTON, MO - 09/19/03 - Food Concert to benefit the St. Louis Area Foodbank at Clayton United Methodist Church. The concert was free, The event was free, however canned food and cash donations were accepted. Guest host was Tim Ezell of Fox 2 KTVI Morning Show. Also Featured was the 'No Hunger Horns', Ruth Ayers, Lynn Working, Gary Nelling and Mitzi MacDonald.

~ WARREN, RI - 10/16/03 - World Food Day - Hope... Help... Heal with a meal! - was the theme at a benefit for the RI Community Food Bank's "Kid's Cafe" program at India Restaurant, Warren RI. Local and regional musicians were "Singing Out for Food" on three stages with musical flavors from around the world. Featured artist was Chakula Smith and the Temple of Music with other artists including many ‘1 of 52’ Artists. $25 gave you a glorious evening of food music and festivities. All proceeds went to "Kid's Cafe".

~ WESTERLY, RI - 11/26/03 - Renown Blues artists performed at the Knicerbocker Café and hosted a food drive for the area's needy. Sugar Ray Norcia, Doug James, Duke Robilard and more guest artists hosted a Knicerbocker Blues Night - and their blues music fans were requested to bring non-perishable food donations to benefit the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center and the Bradford Jonny Cake Center. A radio personality from media sponsor 99.3 Swing FM was MC at this sensational blues show.

~ MYSTIC, CT - 12/6/03 - Union Baptist Church, Annual L.U.N.C.H. (Local United Network to Combat Hunger) Holiday Show. Bill Pere and the LUNCH Ensemble presented songs of the season and Harry Chapin favorites. This year's theme was 'Survivor - North Pole!' Calling 860-572-9285 to learn more about L.U.N.C.H. All proceeds went to local hunger agencies.

~ WESTERLY, RI - 12/28/03 Renown Blues artists performed at the Knicerbocker Café at 35 Railroad Av. in Westerly, RI and hosted a food drive for the area's needy. Sugar Ray Norcia, Doug James, Duke Robilard and more guest artists will presented a Knicerbocker Blues Night - and their blues music fans were requested to bring non-perishable food donations. The food drive benefited the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center and the Bradford Jonny Cake Center. A portion of the proceeds from the show benefited the now famous 'Blues on the Beach' Summer Concert Series. A radio personality from media sponsor 99.3 Swing FM MC'd this sensational blues show. The Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center and the Bradford Jonnycake Center operate food pantries serving the greater Westerly area.

~ NEWPORT, RI - 12/31/03 - As part of Newport RI's Opening Night Celebration Festival of the Arts, ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network members Michael Troy, Ed McGuirl & Mike Fischmen, Chakulla 'Chuck' Smith with Bernie Beaudreau, Suzan Hurd, Jeff Moffitt performed to benefit Seamen's Church Institute.

~ CLAYTON, MO - 1/17/04 -Concert to Benefit St. Louis Area Food Bank. "Mitzi MacDonald and Keltic Reign" performed at Clayton United Methodist Church. Admission was free with non-perishable food items - financial contributions were accepted. All money and food collected went directly to FOODBANK - an America's Second Harvest Network Food Bank - and is solely used for feeding the hungry throughout the St. Louis area Food Bank supplies food to over a hundred food pantries, soup kitchens, and feeding poor elderly people in the St. Louis area. This and many more events are organized by ‘1 of 52’ HN Member Georgy Rock and her musical friends.

~ PUNTA GORDA, FL - 0/31/04 - Singing Out For Food in conjunction with the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Chakulla 'Chuck' Smith, Uncle Scott, Moe, and friends gathered to perform, collect food, raise funds and awareness.

~ WARWICK, RI - 06/13/04 - Barbi Beyer and guests presented a special event at the Goddard Park Carousel Performing Arts Center called "Lullabies, Jammies and Food" to benefit the North Kingstown Food Pantry with donated non-perishables and the RICFB with the admission.

~ FOSTER, RI - 06/25/04 - Orange Jam Conspiracy hosted a food drive at their show at Vasar Park from 5 to 10:30 PM. 250 Non-perishable food items were collected.

~ WESTERLY, RI - 07/17/04 - Westerly Independent Family Endowment (WIFE) and the Gi' Me Shelter Players held their Second Annual Cabaret of Styles Fashion Follies At The Westerly Armory. Back by popular demand, Hostess with the mostess, the former Miss Gay RI: Sebrina Blaze also featuring WBLQ's Chris DiPaola, songstress Wanda Reed, singer/song writer Larry Martinelli, Zak Dustin, Alice Robbins, Susan Gergen, Lorain Ohio and a cast of 'lovelies'. Proceeds benefited the W.I.F.E. 501-C-3 fund. Attendees were asked to bring non perishable food donations for local food pantries.

~ CLAYTON, MO - Month of October - Food Concert to Benefit St. Louis Area Food Bank. This and many more events have been organized by ‘1 of 52’ HN Member Georgy Rock and her musical friends.

~ WESTERLY, RI - 11/28/04 - The Westerly Independent Family Endowment (WIFE) in cooperation with 88.1 WBLQ held a Holiday Radiothon, Noon - 6:00PM featuring premier musical artists from the ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network and local favorites: Ed Vallee, Jeff Moffitt, Angelo and Friends, Lorain Ohio, Flav Martin, Larry Martinelli, Wanda reed, Kit Johnson, Frank Pendola, Anything and Everything, Martin Gray, Jeff Tougas & Ted Woodward.

W.I.F.E. presented a 6 hour LIVE show, with performances by these artists and many great auction items from local merchants. Proceeds provide funding for the W.I.F.E. organization's 501-(c)-3 acquisition.

In conjunction, there was a simultaneous Town Wide Food Drive at Westerly's Shaw's Supermarket, Stop & Shop, Dunn's Corners Mobil from 3 - 6PM to benefit the Westerly / Pawcatuck area Food Pantries and Shelters.

~ NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - 12/10/04 - Glen Burtnik Xmas Xtravaganza Christmas concert annual New Jersey area Food Banks benefit concert collected a record 1,040 pounds (almost a half ton!) of food this year! At New Brunswick's State Theatre they offered. Punk, Lounge, Blues, Polka, Gospel, Folk... all for the cause.

~ MYSTIC, CT - 12/11/04 - The Annual LUNCH Holiday Show at Union Baptist Church. This year's Ensemble performed an original concert and play, "The Gift of the Madguy". (Yes, the Holiday Shows keep getting bigger and better than before!)

This Mystic 350th Anniversary Event and a ‘1 of 52’ HN Event benefitted local social services.

~ NEWPORT, RI - 12/31/04 - As part of Newport RI's Opening Night Celebration Festival of the Arts, ‘1 of 52’ HN members performed to benefit Seamen's Church Institute.

~ WESTERLY, RI - 04/03/05 - The Westerly Independent Family Endowment (WIFE) in cooperation with 88.1 WBLQ held a Radiothon, Noon - 6:00PM featuring premier musical artists from the ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network and local favorites: Chick Smith, Bernie Beaudreau, Jeff Moffitt, Angelo Lorain Ohio, Flav Martin, Bill and Pam, the Jason Colonies Band and many more friends friends. This great show was also broadcast over the internet at WBLQFM.com.

W.I.F.E. presented the 6 hour LIVE show, with performances by these artists and many great auction items from local merchants. Auction proceeds provide funding for the W.I.F.E. organization's 501-(c)-3 acquisition.

In conjunction, there was a simultaneous Town Wide Food Drive at Westerly's Shaw's Supermarket, Stop & Shop, Dunn's Corners Mobil from 3:PM - 6:PM to benefit the Westerly / Pawcatuck area Food Pantries and Shelters.

~ PROVIDENCE RI - 06/16/05 - Pro Visions Ltd Annual Hunger Event Designated as a ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network Event. The 3rd Annual Masquerade Lingerie Ball & Fashion Show, Roger Williams Park Casino featured Cirque Acts, Scorching Fashion Show, Fabulous Food, Delectable Drinks and more surprises. Proceeds benefited Meals on Wheels, Crossroads RI, Project Aids RIO, Bell Street Chapel, Amos House. Presented by Provisions United - Uniting to End Hunger. Contact 401-383-8778 for details.

~ SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RI - 06/18/05 - Food Drive at Courthouse Center for the Arts Concert Supports Hunger Free Communities Network. The Courthouse Center for the Arts held a food drive to benefit the South Kingstown Jonnycake Center at a concert featuring Sugar Ray and the Bluetones. Former Roomful of Blues front man and Severn Records recording artist.

The Courthouse Center for the Arts, located at 3481 Kingstown Rd, in West Kingston, RI was founded in 1989 to bring together artists and art lovers in South County and beyond. This food drive marks the Center's first, and Sugar Ray's second, annual participation in a movement to create hunger free communities called The ‘1 of 52’ Network for Hunger Free Communities. This event was also part of the 'Singing Out For Food' Nationwide Week of Action.

~ PAWTUCKET, RI - 06/18/05 - River Sing Performance Designated as a ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network Event. River Sing on the Blackstone featured performances by dozens of artists on 8 stages. One of those stages is the Rhode Island Community Food bank stage where hunger activist Chuck performed and encouraging others join him in 'Singing Out For Food"! Musicians were invited to sign up for a short set and consider joining the movement to end hunger while 'singing out for food' as part of the ‘1 of 52’ Artist Hunger Network. The event was held at Slater Mill in Pawtucket from Noon to Dusk. For event info, go to tourblackstone.com/riversing.htm.

~ SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RI - 08/03/05 - Glenn Dewell performed at Java Madness and designated tips he received to the RICFB.

~ SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RI - 09/23/05 - Chakulla 'Chuck' Smith and Friends performed at the True Brew Cafe and collected food donations for the Welcome House Shelter of South Kingstown.

~ NEWPORT, RI- 09/25/05 - Chakulla 'Chuck' Smith and Friends performed at the Hurricane Katrina emergency housing to welcome survivors. Food donations were collected for distribution.

~ WARREN, RI - 09/25/05 - Chakulla 'Chuck' Smith and Friends performed at Coffee Depot. Food donations were collected for the RICFB.

~ COVENTRY, RI - From October 26th to 30th, Human Nature, a natural products store featuring fair trade clothing at 2260 Flat River Road in Coventry, held their first annual Final Harvest Food Drive and Sidewalk sale.

Those bringing 5 or more nonperishable food items were entitled to 20% discount on select items. Human Nature holds an ongoing food drive throughout the year and welcomes food donations at any time. Human Nature has designated this action as part of their participation as ‘1 of 52’ for Hunger Free Communities.

~ WAKEFIELD, RI - Week of November 14th - Pier Pizza Company of Wakefield will be accepting nonperishable food donations to benefit the Jonnycake Center of South Kingstown. Pier Pizza Company has designated this action as part of their participation as ‘1 of 52’ for Hunger Free Communities.

~ WAKEFIELD, RI - For the week of November 14th YMCA of South County will be accepting nonperishable food donations for the local community. YMCA of South County has designated this action as part of their participation as ‘1 of 52’ for Hunger Free Communities.

~ WAKEFIELD, RI - The family and business of Mr. Charles Paolino made donations to the Jonnycake Center, Christ the King Church and the End Hunger Foundation as part of their participation in the ‘1 of 52’ Network for Hunger Free Communities.

~ WESTERLY, RI - 12/02/05 - At George Kent Performance Hall, Westerly, RI, Musica Dolce presented Seasonal Classics featuring piano soloist Paul Rosenbloom. Concert attendees were requested to bring non perishable food items to benefit the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center as part of the ‘1 of 52’ Network for Hunger Free Communities.

~ CHARLESTOWN, RI - 11/05: Barbi Byer held another PJ's for Hunger Event with 10 bags of food collected benefitting a local food pantry and proceeds benefiting the RICFB.

~ NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - 12/05 - Glen Burtnik was honored by the Community Food Bank of New Jersey for 15 years of fundraising with his annual Christmas concert, the Xmas Xtravaganza, which has supplied the FoodBank with over 5 tons of food. This year's show, held at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ, also raised money for other charities including The American Red Cross (for recent hurricane victims) and the Central Jersey Spinal Cord Association. Additional food was contributed to New Brunswick's own Elijah's Promise "soup kitchen," and donations of toys were collected by the James Paige Marine Corps League for their toy drive. This great benefit was designated as a ‘1 of 52’ Hunger Network event.

~ WESTERLY, RI - 12/3/05 - Dunns Corner Church - Annual L.U.N.C.H. (Local United Network to Combat Hunger) Holiday Show. Bill Pere and the LUNCH Ensemble presented songs of the season and Harry Chapin favorites. Proceeds benefited Harvest Home Shelter. 1-860-572-9285 for tix to all LUNCH events.

~ JOHNSTON RI - 03/06 - Comedy for a Cause - Echelon Grille and Lounge hosted a charity night featuring the R-Rated Hypnotist Frank Santos in a show where 'You Become the Star!'. A portion of the night's proceeds were designated to benefit the RICFB.

~ JOHNSTON RI - 03/28/06 - Karaoke Contest for a Cause - Echelon Grille and Lounge and Soundbox Studios hosted a food drive to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. The food drive was held leading up to the 5th and final week of an Echelon Idol Karaoke Contest.

~ PAWTUCKET RI - 06/17/06 - RiverSing at Slater Mill - RiverSing is an event celebrating the Blackstone River through music and song.

The 2006 "RiverSing at Slater Mill" has teamed with Dunkin' Donuts and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and many other generous sponsors to create an awareness of the need. Hundreds of singers and audience members, young and old, participated in "RiverSing" ­ singing back and forth across the river. Additionally, there were music examples from all over the world, performing on eight stages on both sides of the river - all for free with optional food donation.

Many ‘1 of 52’ members performed creating awareness throughout this event including Chakulla (Chuck) Smith and RICFB Director Bernie Beadreau.


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