You may already know that we donate ten percent of the profits from CD sales to the World Food Program. In the past we weren’t able to do the same with digital sales. This is because digital retailers don’t report data until months after the actual sale, and they all report on different, and sometimes unpredictable, schedules. However, we’ve solved this issue by establishing our own digital music store. Now you can buy music by Zane Tate in mp3 format with ten percent of your money going towards helping the hungry.
The world is suffering a global hunger crisis, and it’s recently reached emergency proportions. According to the World Food Program, over 850 million people go hungry every day, and now the crisis is getting worse because food prices are skyrocketing.
From the New York Times:
Over the past few years the prices of wheat, corn, rice and other basic foodstuffs have doubled or tripled, with much of the increase taking place just in the last few months. High food prices dismay even relatively well-off Americans — but they’re truly devastating in poor countries, where food often accounts for more than half a family’s spending.
The rise in food prices is also impacting the World Food Program, the United Nations’ front line agency in the fight against hunger. They estimate that they’ll need an additional $755 million to implement programs in 2008.
So, in our own small way, we want to help. For the next seven days, when you buy Zane Tate’s Boom Bap Sunrise on CD, we’ll donate 100% of profits to the World Food Program. Simply buy a CD, and we’ll give all the money we make to help the hungry.