The Jerry Garcia Foundation: Eradicating World Hunger With Music

The Jerry Garcia Foundation Partners with Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco to Present IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER Benefit Concert

#ImagineNoHunger #WhyHunger #PeacethroughMusic #ShareMusic #StoriesofGratitude

The Jerry Garcia Foundation and Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco will present a December Holiday concert to benefit Yoko Ono, WhyHunger and Hard Rock‘s IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER campaign.

In its quest to help bring #PeacethroughMusic, The Jerry Garcia Foundation and Hard Rock Cafe will present a WhyHunger Holiday Benefit at 7 p.m. on December 18, 2015, at Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco. The event will feature special guest appearances by Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, seventeen-year-old guitar prodigy Corby Pryor, Rainbow Full of Sound and Keystone Revisited. Artist Stanley Mouse and Wavy Gravy are sharing their artistry at the Benefit as well.

California Mission: Artist Jerry Garcia (PRNewsFoto/The Jerry Garcia Foundation)

California Mission: Artist Jerry Garcia (PRNewsFoto/The Jerry Garcia Foundation)

The Jerry Garcia Foundation (PRNewsFoto/The Jerry Garcia Foundation)

The Jerry Garcia Foundation (PRNewsFoto/The Jerry Garcia Foundation)

The Jerry Garcia Foundation will donate a fine art piece by Jerry Garcia entitled California Mission to benefit the 8th annual “IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER” campaign. The Foundation will also donate a first edition copy of Jerry’s art book, J.Garcia, Paintings, Drawings And Sketches published by Celestial Arts in 1992, dedicated to his wife, Manasha.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Jerry Garcia Foundation supports meaningful causes through the beauty of art and music. The Foundation was established in 2015 by Jerry Garcia’s daughter, Keelin Garcia, and wife, Manasha Garcia to honor Jerry as an artist, musician, and visionary.

All door proceeds will benefit the IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER campaign. Inspired by John Lennon and his iconic song “Imagine,” the global campaign strives to turn his dream of a world with no hunger into a reality. For the eighth year, Yoko Ono Lennon joins Hard Rock International and WhyHunger in support of that mission. Proceeds from Hard Rock’s campaign will directly benefit WhyHunger and its grassroots partners worldwide, working to advance long-term solutions to hunger and poverty by supporting community-based organizations that empower individuals and build self-reliance.

We have so much gratitude to all those coming together to raise awareness and support for this great cause. Music and the arts continue to change the world for the better.” states Keelin Garcia, Co-Founder of The Jerry Garcia Foundation

Compassion creates peace. When human needs for sustenance and nourishment are met, we move toward a more peaceful planet. We are honored to share the arts to support John and Yoko’s vision of peace through the IMAGINE campaign. The Jerry Garcia Foundation supports artistic, environmental and humanitarian causes, and working with Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco on IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER makes perfect sense for us.” adds Manasha Garcia, Co-Founder of The Jerry Garcia Foundationwhyhunger-slide

WhyHunger is not just another organization with a mission statement tucked away on its website. It’s on a mission to build a world where everyone has the right to nutritious food. WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. As a grassroots support organization, WhyHunger works to support, resource and build the capacity of community organizations and social movements that are implementing new ideas and developing groundbreaking projects to transform their communities. At the same time, we help to build networks of grassroots organizations and knit together social movements that share a vision of healthy, sustainable communities leading to greater mobilization and stronger advocacy to realize an end to poverty and hunger.

Fine Artist Stanley Mouse is creating poster art for the Holiday Benefit. Stanley Mouse has created art for the Beatles and the Grateful Dead and has been honored to have his posters showcased in museum shows around the world such as: The New York Art Museum, The Tokyo Museum of Modern Art, The Kyoto Museum of Modern Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London and The Tate Museum in Liverpool. Continue reading