Words by Tess Becker
The Taylor Swift Eras tour has been making headlines for months now. Cities with multiple tour dates inundated with traffic, boosts to local economies, and the social media barrage of videos of the concerts themselves. Something that’s gone under the radar is the social good that the tour is doing along the road.
Taylor Swift has been donating to food banks all across the country wherever she comes into town for the tour. One of the food banks, Food Bank of the Rockies is the largest in Colorado, and they said that Taylor’s donation will help pay for 75,000 meals.
“We are seeing more need now than we ever have before. This is hitting Food Bank of the Rockies’ budget hard. To meet the needs of our neighbors experiencing hunger, we are spending triple what we were pre-COVID on food purchasing every month,” said Aditi Desai, Chief Marketing Officer at Food Bank of the Rockies.
“We’ve been able to meet the increased demand thanks to the generosity of individuals like Taylor Swift. Her gift will help fuel our work across the Rockies and allow us to distribute more food to our communities. I was shocked and then thrilled by the news! We are grateful for her inspired support in answering the challenge of hunger.”
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