TACKLING hunger will take centre stage at this year’s Worcester Music Festival which is throwing its support behind the city’s foodbank.
Organisers have chosen Worcester Foodbank to benefit from the donations it hopes to raise during more than 250 music performances and workshops, taking place across the city from September 13 to 15.
Foodbank saw off competition from more than 20 nominated charities after its plea for help in providing more than 100,000 meals to people in crisis this year struck a chord with committee members.
Nicola Boraston from Worcester Music Festival, said: “Now, more than ever, the foodbank provides a really valuable service and we’re looking forward to working with them over the summer and raising lots of money to support them during the festival weekend.”
Grahame Lucas, manager of Worcester Foodbank, said: “It’s a huge boost to have the backing of the festival, especially at a time when we’re seeing unprecedented demand for emergency food.”