METALLICA's All Within My Hands foundation asks that you join them in supporting World Central Kitchen's work aiding in the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Europe. The foundation kicks off its annual Month Of Giving early this year with a $500,000 donation to World Central Kitchen — on top of a recent $100,000 grant — with the goal of bringing that number to a total of $1 million over the next two months.
For those who wish to join in these efforts: Today through May 31, the Metallica.com store will feature exclusive merchandise benefitting World Central Kitchen. METALLICA family artist Andrew Cremeans has created a one-of-a-kind shirt for this campaign — available for pre-order now. Keep watching the store for other exclusives and additional merchandise, with all proceeds going to this campaign. The local chapter fundraising competition will start on May 2 and run for one month — additional All Within My Hands auctions and raffles will feature items including the guitars James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett will be playing during their performance of the national anthem at "Metallica Night" with the San Francisco Giants on May 24.
METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich said: "The work that Chef José Andrés and the dedicated World Central Kitchen cooks do on the frontlines in a humanitarian crisis is nothing short of incredible. We are inspired, humbled, and beyond proud to support their teams currently in six European countries serving the millions of Ukrainians who have been forced to leave their homes. WCK represents everything that METALLICA and our All Within My Hands foundation stand for by providing meals with dignity and hope worldwide."
Added Nate Mook, CEO of World Central Kitchen: "World Central Kitchen is grateful for METALLICA and All Within My Hands foundation's support and belief in our mission. They share our belief that a plate of food is more than just nourishment; it's hope and a sign that someone cares. Their support will allow us to continue to provide fresh and comforting meals to Ukrainians fleeing their homes as well as those staying in the country."
To simply contribute, please visit the All Within My Handsdonation page and choose the World Central Kitchen Ukraine Relief Fund from the drop-down menu. 100 percent of funds raised will go directly to World Central Kitchen — All Within My Hands does not use any portion of donations to cover expenses.
World Central Kitchen believes that food is a universal human right. Their #ChefsForUkraine campaign is doing incredible work to fulfill this mission: Since February 24, over five million meals have been served to refugees across six countries — at a rate of 250,000 meals being distributed daily.
As All Within My Hands extends its annual Month Of Giving into two months, the foundation will continue to keep all posted on its progress, new ways to help, and provide information about the work that World Central Kitchen is doing with their boots on the ground. All Within My Hands truly appreciates all support in its efforts to give back. When the METALLICA family comes together for a cause, the positive impacts on individual lives are extraordinary.