Recording artist Hilary Duff is asking fans to bring canned goods to her concerts in support of The Salvation Army and Canadian Harvest. Her last two Canadian tours have raised more than 125,000 pounds of food.
“Working with Canadian Harvest is a way for me to give something back to the community,” said Duff. “The last two times I toured Canada, my fans did an amazing job of providing canned goods and I’m certain this time they can do even better!”
Duff is encouraging fans to bring as much as they can carry.
The partnership between Duff, The Salvation Army and Canadian Harvest launched last week in Winnipeg with the kick-off of Duff’s six-week North American tour. Food donations will be collected at 12 shows across Canada. Food will be collected at concert gates by Salvation Army volunteers and will be distributed in the communities where it was collected.
Duff’s Dignity Tour lands at Vancouver’s Save-On Foods Centre in Victoria tonight, August 4. See the tour page for more Canadian dates in September.
Canadian Harvest and its American counterpart, USA Harvest, began in 1989. Since then, the organization has collected more than 11.6 billion pounds of food for missions, soup kitchens and food banks across North America. The Salvation Army will assist in distributing collected food to those who need it.
The Salvation Army is the largest non-governmental provider of social services in British Columbia. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmy.ca.