American Idol Alums To Volunteer At Food Banks Across the Country This Week

This week, former American Idol finalists from all around the country will volunteer to help support Feeding America’s local food banks and Idol Gives Back, which airs Wednesday, April 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, The Black Eyed Peas, Annie Lennox and Jeff Beck are set to perform.

From the FOX press release:

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“Being a part of IDOL was such a blessing, and I just want to give back in any way that I can. There are so many people here and across the world who are in need of help, and people can help by supporting IDOL GIVES BACK, ” said Season Five AMERICAN IDOL finalist Elliott Yamin, who traveled to Angola with IDOL judge Kara DioGuardi for IDOL GIVES BACK.

Feeding America, one of the IDOL GIVES BACK beneficiaries, is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Their mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. Each year, the Feeding America network provides food to more than 37 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including more than 14 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.

The former Idol finalists will be volunteering in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Nashville, Seattle, Houston, Birmingham and Tampa.

I wonder FOX will be on hand to film the Idols in action to broadcast on the IGB special?   Some of the Idol volunteers are alums we haven’t heard much from lately…

Check out the schedule, after the JUMP…

TUESDAY, APRIL 13

  • THE LOS ANGELES REGIONAL FOOD BANK, LOS ANGELES – Kimberley Locke, Didi Benami, David Hernandez, Amy Adams, Chikezie, Mikalah Gordon, Elliott Yamin, Kevin Covais, Michael Johns, LaToya London and Brandon Rogers will pack food in boxes for senior citizens and young children in need at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
  • UTAH FOOD BANK, SALT LAKE CITY – Megan Joy will assist a group of 30 volunteers who will sort through food-drive donations, divide them into categories and prepare food boxes.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14

  • GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY, CHICAGO – Gina Glocksen and Amanda Overmyer will join a group of volunteers to pack disaster relief boxes for Feeding America.
  • SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE, NASHVILLE – Lacey Brown, Bucky Covington, Melinda Doolittle, Bo Bice, Phil Stacey and Mandisa will work with other volunteers to pack disaster-relief boxes for Feeding America.
  • FOOD LIFELINE, SEATTLE – Blake Lewis will assist a group of volunteers in sorting and repacking products to be distributed to families in need.

THURSDAY, APRIL 15

  • JAN HUS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, NEW YORK – Ace Young, Diana DeGarmo, Jorge Núñez, Julia DeMato and RJ Helton will lend a helping hand to hungry New Yorkers by delivering food with City Harvest.
  • HOUSTON FOOD BANK, HOUSTON – LaKisha Jones will be working with a group of volunteers who will inspect donated food and prepare it to be re-distributed to 400 agencies.
  • FEEDING AMERICA TAMPA BAY, TAMPA – Melissa McGhee will spread hope to people in need by working with a group of volunteers to sort and package food.

FRIDAY, APRIL 16

  • UNITED WAY COMMUNITY FOOD, BIRMINGHAM – Ruben Studdard will label cans and pack boxes.
  • THREE SQUARE, LAS VEGAS – Danny Gokey will assist a group of volunteers to sort through donated food that will be used to feed local families in need.
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20 Comments

  1. Awh, I wonder if Cookie is volunteering. He is in Nashville this week. Is it bad for me to go (to volunteer of course)?!

  2. FOOD LIFELINE, SEATTLE – Blake Lewis will assist a group of volunteers in sorting and repacking products to be distributed to families in need.

    Wow. Blake? Okay.

  3. THE LOS ANGELES REGIONAL FOOD BANK, LOS ANGELES – Kimberley Locke, Didi Benami, David Hernandez, Amy Adams, Chikezie, Mikalah Gordon, Elliott Yamin, Kevin Covais, Michael Johns, LaToya London and Brandon Rogers will pack food in boxes for senior citizens and young children in need at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

    I’m kind of surprised to see Chikezie’s name as the last I heard he was arrested for using a stolen credit card to buy cologne.

  4. Sparkles:
    04/12/2010 at 6:16 pm

    THE LOS ANGELES REGIONAL FOOD BANK, LOS ANGELES – Kimberley Locke, Didi Benami, David Hernandez, Amy Adams, Chikezie, Mikalah Gordon, Elliott Yamin, Kevin Covais, Michael Johns, LaToya London and Brandon Rogers will pack food in boxes for senior citizens and young children in need at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

    I’m kind of surprised to see Chikezie’s name as the last I heard he was arrested for using a stolen credit card to buy cologne.

    So we know he will smell good handing out the food…. :lol:

  5. Seriously, what is surpising about Blake volunteering? Am I missing something? LOL.

  6. suenigma:
    04/12/2010 at 6:35 pm
    Seriously, what is surpising about Blake volunteering? Am I missing something? LOL.

    His personality, I guess. Heh.

  7. Good to see so many of them volunteering. I know not everyone’s schedules would allow them to take part in this, but that’s still a bunch of former Idols, so that’s cool. Hopefully the cameras will stay out of the way so won’t interfere with the actual work!

  8. Can every press release regarding IGB or, heck, any AI press release please be accompanied by a cute pic of Cook with a child/surrounded by children? Please? Don’t know why, but kids are a good look on him.

  9. I actually think the pic is kinda cheezy lol

    Aww, but they both look soo… happy! I don’t even care that David’s face looks a little weird, cuz their smiles are so genuine. That pic gives me warm fuzzies ;).

  10. That’s great that they’ll all be getting involved in this. I’m glad to see Lacey and Didi on this list.

  11. LOL Cookie, Kris … are Giving back everywhere for FOX. And they invite Glambert to the show as mentor, and perform his single ( not that I’m expecting Adam to sing Elvis’ or be a volunteers =) ) .

  12. LOL Cookie, Kris … are Giving back everywhere for FOX. And they invite Glambert to the show as mentor, and perform his single

    What do think the winners for? ;)….Kidding aside, much kudos to all who helped, even if it’s just for the show…

  13. What about Alexis Grace??? Would like to see her again

    Not sure if she got involved, but maybe the Memphis food bank did invite her? Perhaps with Lil Rounds?

  14. http://feedingamerica.org/

    Entertainment Council

    Members of the Feeding America Entertainment Council actively mobilize the public in support of Feeding America via media relations opportunities, cause marketing programs, and public policy initiatives. Additionally, each member demonstrates sincere concern for domestic hunger by participating in volunteer opportunities at our member food banks.

    DAVID ARQUETTE
    Chairman – Feeding America Entertainment Council

    Katharine Mcphee is member of Entertainment Council. Kudos to Kat!

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