Bassnectar to spearhead food drive for Flint, Michigan at Freakstyle 2019
Few DJs are known to be as politically and socially active as Lorin Ashton, aka Bassnectar, but that doesn’t make it any less refreshing to see one of bass music’s finest putting his money where his mouth is. Just weeks after lending a hand towards educating today’s youth on climate change, Bassnectar steps up to bat again—this time to deliver nutritious meals and clean water to those in Flint, Michigan.
The charity drive starts at Freakstyle, a three-day Halloween-themed festival taking place in Grand Rapids starting on Oct 31. Bassnectar is known for collecting food donations at his shows but is doubling the goal for Freakstyle, attempting to bring in 5,000 meals for those in need. There’s even an incentive for those who really want to embody the spirit of the event, as there’s a limited-edition Bassnectar Freakstyle 2019 lunchbox for those who donate 20-plus meals or make a suggested cash donation.
After the event, Bassnectar’s non-profit, Be Interactive, will be teaming up with Conscious Alliance to collect and deliver an additional 30,000 meals to those in Flint.
“Years after the Flint Water Crisis, despite heroic activism and resilience in the city, lasting challenges remain. Bassnectar fans asked us to come together around the water crisis, and the opportunity is finally here,” said Lia Holland, Executive Director of Be Interactive. “Among their needs, this community lists food and water, and we are grateful to the inspiring kids and families of Flint for graciously welcoming our donation.”
Tickets for Freakstyle are currently sold out, but information regarding donations can be found here.
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