Feed The Children
Profoundly involved with Feed the Children, John has raised more than $250,000 - one dollar at a time—for the charity from the dollar bills tossed on the stage when he sings that 1983 hit version of “Busted.” Instrumental in the crusade for America’s farmers that became the Family Farm Defense Fund, he helped Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp organize and entertain at Farm Aid concerts that raised more than $13 million in grants.
My involvement with Feed the Children began when a fan brought a one-dollar bill p to the stage while I was singing"Busted." Before the song was over, 56 more people decided to get in on the joke. That $57.00 became my first donation to Feed The Children, and I decided to keep colecting at all of my shows for as long as folks care to give to help the hungry.
I think most people are like me, they are glad to help feed hungry children. All I have to do is imagine my own children looking up at me with the longing for nothing more than something to eat. I'm so thankful that I haven't had to see that longing in their young eyes.
Sometimes the truth hurts, but the truth is; there are milions of children going to bed hungry each night in this hurting world. And not all of them are in far-off places like Africa or Asia. Some of them are just a few hundred miles from my home in Kentucky - like the kids of coal -mining families in Appalachia and those growing up in the Mississippi Delta.
If we all work together with Feed the Children, we can
erase that longing from the eyes of every child in the world. Please help
Feed The Children.