The Band Perry is set to perform at a benefit concert for Heifer International this Thursday in Los Angeles. The anti-hunger organization provides people in poverty-stricken areas with the tools and skill sets they need to raise their own food.
That approach to ending hunger is very appealing to the group’s Reid Perry. He tells Rolling Stone, “They have the old saying, ‘Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.’ And that’s what I love about Heifer: Not only will they relieve hunger, but they give people the skill set to accomplish that themselves and even pass that on to others in their own community.”
Susan Sarandon will be honored at the gala for her 20 years of supporting Heifer International. The actress’s involvement in the cause is a big reason The Band Perry agreed to perform Thursday night. The group’s Kimberly Perry says, “The one thing that I’ve learned about her, even in relation to Heifer, is her real focus on empowering women. One of her big focuses through this organization is that most of the women are the ones producing most of the food. And being the female of The Band Perry, I feel empowered by that myself.”
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