Lake Street Dive Jams and Cans in a Food Bank

Kevin Bacon and Lake Street Dive have already expressed some love for each other (not a shocker, given that the band’s Twitter profile describes them as “two girls, two guys, and a whole lotta feelings”), so SixDegrees.org figured they’d share an interest in connecting good causes to concert tours as well.

After more research, it was clear that supporting local communities is part of the DNA of Lake Street Dive, so it came as no surprise that the band was thrilled to volunteer while in Northern Virginia for a concert at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.

SixDegrees.org received word that Food for Others, a food bank and food pantry feeding over 1,000 families each week in Northern Virginia, was about to lose to retirement the Executive Director that has led the organization for the past 12 years. The band surprised her by delivering a donation and then showing off their raw talent and belting out a perfect rendition of You Go Down Smooth in the middle of the warehouse, completely unplugged.

After the song, the entire band volunteered to stock the new food pantry portion of Food for Others. Please check out Lake Street Dive in a town near you this summer and thank them for connecting causes to their Side Ponytour! Great music and good people, an all-around class act.

Donate food, time, or money to help Food for Others. You can also help end childhood hunger in your neighborhood by connecting with No Kid Hungry. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending child hunger a national priority.