‘Christmas in the Heart’ CD gives half a million school meals to hungry kids worldwide
NEW YORK — Royalties from Bob Dylan’s forthcoming Christmas album will be donated to the World Food Programme (WFP) at a time when a growing hunger crisis threatens the lives of 108 million people worldwide.
The artist’s international royalties in perpetuity** from his forthcoming album of holiday songs, Christmas In The Heart, to be released 12 October, will be donated to WFP, the agency said today. WFP said this extraordinary gift will bring help and hope to hungry families who have been dealt a devastating blow by the financial crisis and stubbornly high food prices.
“Bob Dylan’s generosity to help WFP feed the world’s hungry couldn’t come at a better time. Starting this Christmas, we can give thousands of meals to hungry school children all over the world, a gift for a lifetime,” said Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of WFP, the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide, adding that for just 25 US cents a day, WFP can fill a school child’s cup with porridge to help them learn better and succeed in the future.
Royalties from Bob Dylan’s forthcoming album ‘Christmas in the Heart’ will be donated to WFP. The gift, which comes as a growing hunger crisis threatens millions of people worldwide, will provide half a million school meals to hungry kids in developing countries.
NEW YORK — International royalties** from Bob Dylan’s new Christmas In The Heart album, to be released 12 October, will be donated to WFP, bringing help and hope to hungry families who have been dealt a devastating blow by the financial crisis and stubbornly high food prices.Read news release
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LONDON (23/09/2009) All of Bob Dylan’s international royalties from his forthcoming album of holiday songs, Christmas In The Heart—which is being released on Monday, October 12—will be donated to The World Food Programme and Crisis UK in perpetuity, it was announced today by Columbia Records. Dylan’s immediate donations will provide 500,000 meals to school children in the developing world during the holidays through the WFP and 15,000 meals to homeless people in the United Kingdom during the eight days of Christmas (December 23—December 30) through Crisis.
Bob Dylan has released a music video for “Must Be Santa”, a Polka dance track from his new album, “Christmas In The Heart”. The music video features Dylan partying up large with his friends and raises awareness of Dylan’s support for Feeding America, Crisis and the World Food Programme.
Bob Dylan’s US royalties from sales of Christmas in the Heart will be donated to Feeding America, guaranteeing that more than four million meals will be provided to more than 1.4 million people in need in this country during this year’s holiday season. International royalties will go towards Crisis and the United Nations World Food Programme.