Vince Gill is one of the biggest stars in country music, with a big heart to match. The “When I Call Your Name” singer is known for his many charitable efforts, particularly revolving around sports. Gill serves as the primary beneficiary for the Tennessee Golf Foundation and is also a member of the board of directors for the Nashville Predators ice hockey team’s charity organization.
On Saturday (Mar. 10) Gill once again stepped up to help another cause that’s important to him…fighting world hunger.
Gill was one of 500 volunteers who teamed up in Nashville to pack meals for those in need. The whole day was organized by the non-profit Stop Hunger Now, who works to pack and ship meals to those in developing countries. On Saturday, Gill and the other volunteers helped pack a total of 100,000 meals that will now be sent around the world.
Stop Hunger Now just opened up its location in Nashville at the Calvary United Methodist Church, and the organization’s President and CEO, Rod Brooks, has high hopes for the community’s involvement.
“Our goal is to package 1.1 million meals this year in the community, and already the support in the community has been tremendous,” Brooks told WKRN-TV Nashville.
As for Gill, he was more than happy to help with the event, and says that even more people should join the fight against world hunger.
“You see a lot of these people around here trying to help their fellow man and doing what a lot of us should be doing to help our fellow man,” Gill said.
We’ve always admired Gill, but it’s moments like these that make us love him even more! You can watch the full report on Gill’s involvement in the Stop Hunger Now event below.
Since Stop Hunger Now has a new location in Nashville, we wonder what other country stars may step up to help in future events?
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