The Country Music Association is hosting a week-long donation drive through March 19 to benefit Musically Fed, a nonprofit supporting music industry personnel affected by the pandemic.
Donations are being accepted from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. at 35 Music Square East CMA’s Music Row office.
The drive is part of CMA’s ongoing Music Industry Covid Support (MICS) initiative and follows several previously announced nonprofit investments funded through a $3 million long-term COVID-19 commitment that began in early 2020. Additional nonprofit investments through the MICS initiative include Music Health Alliance, MusiCares, Notes for Notes, Porter’s Call, The Store and Touring Professionals Alliance Kitchen.
On day one of the drive, CMA filled four road cases with donated goods while country artist Frankie Ballard delivered supplies to support CMA and Musically Fed’s efforts.
People can drop off donated items or can purchase from Musically Fed’s Amazon Wishlist through March 19 to arrive at CMA before the drive ends. Select “Country Music Association, c/o FOOD DRIVE’s Gift registry” as the shipping address. Items needed are toiletries (toothpaste, laundry detergent, dish and hand soaps, body wash, shaving cream, toilet paper and paper towels) and food (dried pasta and sauce, oatmeal, cereal, canned fish/meat/fruits/vegetables, soup, crackers, rice, quinoa, dry beans, peanut butter and nuts).
Musically Fed has and will continue to host drive-thru events where cars will be able to receive food supplies. The next drive-thru in Nashville is set to be held on March 27. Individuals in the live entertainment/music industry wishing to register should contact [email protected] or call 480-951-1882.