THE EVENT: Bassnectar x Conscious Alliance ‘Flint Brain Food Drive'
WHEN: October 31-November 2, 2019
WHERE: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
ABOUT THIS FOOD DRIVE: We're proud to partner with Be Interactive to support hunger relief in the community of Flint, MI. Together, we aim to send 35,000 meals to Flint during our Flint Brain Food Drive.
Years after the Flint Water Crisis, despite heroic activism and resilience in the city, challenges remain, including unreplaced, damaged lead pipes, lingering health impacts from lead poisoning and legionnaires disease, and poverty levels that are more than twice that of Michigan overall. Among their needs, their community lists food and water, and we are happy to stand behind them. In particular, this food drive focuses on the youngsters of Flint.
Our goal is to collect 5,000 meals at Freakstyle. That's DOUBLE what we usually collect at a Bassnectar event. We definitely can't do this without you.
After Freakstyle, Conscious Alliance and Be Interactive will hit the road from Grand Rapids to deliver the food donated at the food drive to Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint. Arriving along with our show donations will be an additional full semi truck. On that semi is the other half of the equation—30,000 nutritious meals, and as much drinking water as we can fit. You can help support moving the food to kids and families in need by making an online donation.
SCORE A LUNCHBOX: The first attendees each night to donate 20 non-perishable food items (or suggested cash donation) to the ‘Art that Feeds’ Food Drive will receive a limited-edition Freakstyle: Day of the Dead 2019 lunchbox—while supplies last.
DROP YOUR DONATION: The Conscious Alliance booth will be located outside the venue where volunteers will be ready to accept your no-perishable food and suggested cash donations.
GOOD TO KNOW: We ask that you donate thoughtfully, meaning non-perishable foods that are low-sodium, health-oriented and durable (i.e., no chips in bags, they'll get crushed). Organic foods are especially appreciated.
Great donations include:
- Kid-friendly canned soups
- Annie's Mac 'n Cheese-style products, bonus for added veggies!
- Boxes of low sugar granola bars
- Boxed multigrain/whole grain crackers
- Healthy snacks that sneak veggies in
- Chewable multivitamins for kids
- Trail mixes and granolas with low sugar
- Healthy cereals with low sugar and high fiber
- Spaghetti & spaghetti sauce
- Brown rices
- Boxes of oatmeal
- Healthy baby food
Read the Nutrition Facts!
- What does low sodium mean? 5% DV or less of sodium per serving is considered low, and 20% DV or more of sodium is considered high
- What does low sugar mean? More than 6 grams per serving is a lot of sugar for anyone, especially a kid!
- What does high fiber mean? More than 5 grams of fiber per serving is awesome for kids
ALSO GOOD TO KNOW: Sorry, but RAMEN NOODLES don’t count towards lunchbox donations.
THANK YOU for joining us in the fight to end hunger and empower youth through music and art.