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Multiple GRAMMY-nominee Hunter Hayes and ConAgra Foods have teamed up to end child hunger while attempting to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for the Most Concerts Played in multiple cities in a 24-hour period.
On Friday, May 9 on Good morning America in New York City, Hunter will kick off the “Hunter Hayes’ 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger,” sponsored in part by ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here program. Hunter is attempting to break the current record of eight shows in 24 hours set by the Flaming Lips. Hunter’s goal: 10 shows in 10 cities in 24 hours.
Last night on the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards, Hunter performed a special version of his current single, “Invisible,” which is featured on his new album Storyline being released on May 6.
Behind the scenes with Hunter at the ACM Awards
Hunter, who has been working with ConAgra on Child Hunger Ends Here since 2012 recently told the New York Times he “was astonished by the statistics” from Feeding America that more than one in five American children “aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from. Awareness is key with something like this, but just as important is that everyone can pitch in to make this story a better story — and how easy it is for us to help.”
The “24 Hour Road Race” is also presented in part by Martin Guitar, Proctor & Gamble, Mercedes-Benz USA, and Ahold USA benefits the Child Hunger Ends Here program in two ways:
- Hunter is a Martin Guitar ambassador and will perform on a Martin OM-42 at each show, which will be auctioned at the end of the event to benefit the cause. Mercedes-Benz USA is the official car of the “24 Hour Road Race.”
- Child Hunger Ends Here is issuing a challenge to break their own record for the most meals donated in 24 hours. To help break this record and end child hunger, look for the red pushpin and locate the code found on specially marked ConAgra Foods products. For each 8-digit code entered at www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America.
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