What Is rock CAN roll And Why Should You Care?

What Is rock CAN roll And Why Should I Care?

rock CAN roll® is a nonprofit hunger organization based on Long Island.  We collaborate with rock concerts and events, asking people to bring one healthy and nutritious nonperishable food donation to each show.

rCr volunteers pack up the food and deliver it to emergency food agencies local to each event, and into the hands of children, women, men who need it! With help from some of today’s top musical artists like Train, Maroon5, Gregg Allman, and Crosby, Stills & Nash, we do what we CAN to restock empty shelves and fill in the blanks with much needed food and basic necessities.

The organization is built of four basic pillars Healthy, Nutritious, Dignity and Respect. It is how we treat the food we deliver, and the people we work with and the people we serve.

We are fortunate to meet the kindest people each day, from all walks of life, with a couple of things in common; a love of rock  n’ roll, and a sincere desire to help others.

Hunger and poverty are tough issues that many people prefer to ignore. rock CAN roll is changing that! We truly believe if music if the food of love, let it be the food of  life…

This video (click here) explains it best.

It was taped at the food pantry at St. Hugh of Lincoln, in Huntington Station, with our rock CAN roll Brother and Friend and Huntington's Most Special Angel Dan Divinie.

Believe me, there are people on Long Island who are hungry … seriously hungry.

What are some upcoming rock CAN roll events?  Here is a sampling …

rock CAN roll is on site for ALL shows at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury.

Lisa Lampinelli is playing Friday, January 18! Coming to the show? Please bring a healthy nonperishable food items! What to bring? CLICK HERE

Monday January 21, 2013 MLK event at the Suffolk Y in Commack. Click HERE for details (Children with adults are welcome to volunteer! Please email info@rockCANroll.org first) 

Saturday, January 26 The Elvis Tribute Show featuring some of Long Island’s Finest musicians! A few tickets are still available . Click HERE for details.

Saturday February 2, 2013 5pm                                                                 School of Rock Fall Showcase in Centerport is teaming up with rCr! Click HERE for details! 

Sunday February 3, rock CAN roll is teaming up with the South Huntington Jewish Center once again for their "SOUPER BOWL SUNDAY" Project. Making and delivering 1200+ bagged lunches for women, children and men who need them! It's powerful stuff.

Please follow us on Twitter  - www.twitter.com/rockCANroll

Like rock CAN roll  on Facebook! Click Here

Check out rock CAN roll on  instagram! www.instagram.com/rockCANroll

There is always something good to read!

Sadly, there is much work to be done. The bottom line is that more people are turning to emergency food agencies for help, and there is less food to give out.

If you are interested in learning more about rock CAN roll® and how you CAN help or volunteer at any of our upcoming events, please send an email to aimee@rockCANroll.org 

Hugs and Peace your rock CAN roll sister and friend...


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Eleanor Cawley January 17, 2013 at 02:33 PM
Awesome! You ROCK!
rock CAN roll January 18, 2013 at 02:16 AM
Thanks you! If you're interested in learning more about rock CAN roll. or volunteering, hit me up! Aimee@rockCANroll.org


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