Martina McBride, along with her 16-year old daughter Delaney and many other volunteers, rolled up her sleeves Monday night to pack lunches for at-risk kids at Middle Tennessee's Second Harvest Food Bank's Family Night.
Family Night happens at the food bank weekly, and it is used to teach younger children the importance of volunteering, something McBride has done with her three daughters since they were very small. She says, "It was important for us to do it together. It makes more of an impact for us to do it together."
The country star also dug deep into her own pockets and presented Second Harvest with a check for $25,000. After receiving such a large donation, a food bank official told McBride, "What this represents, Martina, is not only just your generosity in terms of money, but it will go to buy 100,000 meals to help feed hungry individuals and families across West and Middle Tennessee. So on behalf of Second Harvest, I just thank you very much for this generosity."
"Well, I was happy and honored and lucky enough to be able to donate a check for $25,000 here today and I know that it's going to go to help thousands and thousands of families to have good solid meals and food, so it makes me feel really good," McBride says.
McBride has a few days off right now, and she is probably picking out a dress or two, as the 'Teenage Daughters' singer was just added to perform on the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards, live on CBS on April 3.
See Martina McBride Volunteer at the Second Harvest Food Bank