Feed Them With Music Organization Takes on the Hot Lunch Program
SOPUDEP's Hot Lunch Program is a vital part of their school. Not only does it provide a daily meal for the students and teachers, but for other members of the community as well. Close to 700 people. The Sawatzky Family Foundation restarted the food program in 2008 after SOPUDEP lost their government funding for the program in 2004, but over the past three years it has been hard to provide full funding to both the teachers salary and this critical program.
But sometimes the answer your looking for comes to you. After the earthquake, Rea Dol met Paul Frantzich, a songwriter and music executive from the US. Paul founded Feed Them With Music, an organization looking to feed the worlds hungry with funds raised through concert ticket sales.
As of October of this year, FTWM has made SOPUDEP's K12 school their first long term pilot project at full funding. Amazing!
I would like to welcome FTWM to the SOPUDEP family and thank them for the support they are providing for such an important program for the community of Morne Lazzare.
I will let FTWM tell you a little bit of their history.
Ryan Sawatzky, The Sawatzky Family Foundation
What Is Feed Them With Music?
Feed Them With Music (FTWM) is a music revolution. A non-profit organization that feeds those in need globally and domestically with a small percentage of revenue from live concert ticket sales, artist’s merchandise, music downloads and live web-casts. FTWM manages and financially supports a portfolio of proven global feeding programs. Artists maintain control of their content and receive a larger portion of profits through FTWM than the tired major-label record deals of old.