The two-hour-long concert is aimed at raising funds for crisis relief and food-aid initiatives as well as the support of the development of longer-term, sustainable solutions to improving the overall livelihoods of South Africans.
Music for Meals will feature 13 top acts, including USA-based musicians. The lineup includes Dave Matthews, Tom Morello, Ard Matthews, Karen Zoid, Lira, Majozi, Ndlovu Youth Choir, The Parlotones, Prime Circle, Springbok Nude Girls, Vusi Mahlasela, Watershed and Zolani Mahola.
UCook CEO, David Torr said the concert would bring everyone in the world together while raising funds for those in need. “Following the success of the UCook Food Fund, launched during the lockdown, it’s important for us to continue supporting our community and those feeling the effects of Covid-19, as well as raising awareness around hunger,” said Torr.
The two organizations will be ensuring that all capital raised from the concert will go towards making a real, long-term difference. “We are utilising our resources and our relationships with other businesses and individuals to make sure we adequately support our community in this time of crisis,” added Torr.
Local unlimited data network, Rain has also taken a stand to support the initiative by joining those lending their voices to ‘the biggest concert, from your couch’. “We’re glad to be partnering on a project that’s meeting an important need at a crucial moment,” said Rain CMO, Khaya Dlanga.
Proceeds collected through ticket purchases and donations will go towards The Click Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund and the support of several short-term hunger relief initiatives being run by the Be The Difference Foundation and the One Bag Full Charity.
Additional funds will also support longer-term hunger and educational initiatives such as the UCook Food Fund, Casterbridge Music Development Academy and The Click Foundation’s Online Literacy Programmes.
Tickets are priced at just R80 each from Computicket for the event at 7PM on 30 October.