LAS VEGAS (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — In November, local headliner Carlos Santana partnered with Three Square Food Bank, World Hunger Year (WHY) and AEG Live to help children in need by collecting food and monetary donations at his resident show, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Carlos Santana's Milagro Foundation also made a very generous donation to the cause. The combined efforts raised close to $40,000, which will help provide 120,000 meals to Las Vegas families in need.
"Three Square's mission is to provide wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger free community and I can't think of a more passionate person than Carlos or a more passionate group of people than those who made this generous donation possible," said Julie Murray, president and CEO of the Three Square Food Bank. "These funds will be put to great use providing food and hope to children and their families in our community who are struggling with hunger."
During the eight November Santana performances, concertgoers were encouraged to bring five non-perishable food items or make a $5 donation to the Three Square Food Bank. Fans who participated received a $5 gift certificate to participating restaurants Ago and Rare 120 inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
"The Milagro Foundation is proud to help Three Square in Las Vegas. We feel strongly about providing healthy food access, especially to children and youth with growing minds and bodies. We know that this food will feed the young souls that are benefitting from this amazing program," said Shelley Brown, executive director of Carlos Santana's Milagro Foundation.
"We are thrilled with the amount of money that was raised to support this wonderful cause. It truly goes to show you how wonderful Carlos' fans are. Without their support we wouldn't have been able to help so many families," said John Meglen, President and Co-CEO of AEG Live/Concerts West. "It is very important to Carlos and AEG to give back to the local community and we hope our efforts inspire others to do the same by becoming involved."
–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers