Taylor Swift is making generous donations to charities in the communities she visits while on her highly anticipated Eras Tour.
Taylor Swift, the renowned singer-songwriter, is bringing her Eras Tour to sold-out audiences nationwide this spring while simultaneously making substantial donations to local charities along the way. Swift kicked off her much-anticipated tour in Glendale, Arizona, where she reportedly made a generous contribution to the Arizona Food Bank Network, a group that supports five regional food banks and approximately 1,000 food pantries and agencies.
Speaking to AZ Central, Terri Shoemaker, the vice president of Arizona Food Bank Network, revealed that Swift's PR agent told her that the Grammy-winning musician "intended to make a positive impact" in communities along her tour. Swift has not made the donation public.
"It's not every day that you get a call from someone who works in PR for Taylor Swift, so we were dubious at first, but happily, it turned out to be absolutely real," said Shoemaker. "Donations like this from very high-profile people like Taylor Swift help denote that hunger is still a problem in the U.S. It's here and it's a problem across the country. The recognition of that is so important, and so is just setting an example of how to support organizations in the community that are doing everything they can to help fight hunger and help support people who might not know where their next meal is coming from."
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Shoemaker explained that one in nine people and one in six children in Arizona experience food insecurity. Donations from individuals like Swift are directly used to acquire more supplies and better food for people who rely on food banks across the state and towards raising awareness about the food bank network for those who may not be aware of it, she added.
Swift Swift also made a donation to the Southern Nevada food bank Three Square ahead of her tour stops in Las Vegas. The organization expressed its gratitude for the donation in an Instagram post, thanking the singer for her "generous gift," which will allow the group to provide thousands of meals to families and individuals struggling with hunger.
We are thrilled to announce that @taylorswift13 has made a generous gift to Three Square, allowing us to provide thousands of meals to families and individuals struggling with hunger. Thank you to Ms. Swift for supporting our mission and local community. 🧡 https://t.co/hpJ2RDAQy1— Three Square (@threesquareLV) March 23, 2023
Swift's understated generosity has helped define her stardom. She is well-known for providing assistance to disaster-stricken communities and topped a 2014 list of public figures who have utilized their fame and riches to support charitable causes such as feminist movements and education, reports HuffPost.
In addition to her charitable contributions, Swift has also made efforts to connect with community members while on tour. She gifted tickets to her Glendale tour stop to Isabella McCune, a 13-year-old who sustained burns on over 65% of her body in a 2018 accident, reported Arizona’s KNXV-TV. Swift visited McCune in the hospital in 2018 and wrote a note stating that she could not wait to have her at a show.
Swift’s Eras Tour has been highly anticipated. It is not just because of her excellent music, but her philanthropic efforts and her focus on making a positive impact on communities across the country that have made her an inspiration to many.
Moreover, it is admirable that Swift has continued to utilize her platform to help others. Her contributions to food banks will aid those who are facing food insecurity, a prevalent issue in many parts of the country.