Metallica continues to be one of rock and metal’s most charitable bands, and their latest endeavor has allowed them to send funds to World Central Kitchen in this time of need during the war unfolding in Ukraine.
Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation kicks off its annual giving month earlier this year with a $500,000 donation to WCK – in addition to a recent $100,000 grant – in a bid to bring that number to one. total of $1 million over the next two months.
But that’s just the beginning because until May 31, Metallica’s online store will be offering exclusive merchandise to benefit World Central Kitchen, including a one-of-a-kind Metallica t-shirt created by Andrew Cremeans who is currently available for pre-order. The shirt, seen below, is 100% ring-spun cotton and features a classic fit with a 7/8″ double-needle topstitched collar. Pre-orders are available here.
“The work Chef José Andrés and the dedicated cooks at World Central Kitchen are doing on the front lines in a humanitarian crisis is nothing short of amazing. 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 from their homes. WCK represents everything Metallica and our All Within My Hands foundation stand for in providing meals with dignity and hope around the world,” said Lars Ulrich of Metallica.
World Central Kitchen CEO Nate Mook comments, “World Central Kitchen is grateful for the support and confidence of Metallica and the All Within My Hands Foundation in our mission. They share our belief that a plate of food is more than just food; 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 who remain in the country.
Fans can continue to watch Metallica’s online store for more exclusives and additional merchandise, with all proceeds going to this campaign. The Local’s fundraising competition will begin May 2 and run for a month – additional AWMH auctions and raffles will include items including the guitars that James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett will play during their performance of the national anthem at Metallica Night with the San Francisco Giants on May 24.
For those who simply wish to contribute, there is a donation page through the All Within My Hands Foundation website.
World Central Kitchen has focused on helping to feed refugees since the start of the war between Russia and Ukraine on February 24. Since then, they have served more than 5 million meals to refugees in six countries as part of the #ChefsForUkraine campaign. , representing 250,000 meals distributed daily.
All new art created and generously donated by Andrew Cremeans for our exclusive Month of Giving t-shirt! Proceeds go to World Central Kitchen #ChefsForUkraine countryside. Learn more below.