An International Concert Series Launched to Support the FAO/UN Global Anti-Hunger Campaign


Artists include R.E.M.Michael Franti & SpearheadPearl JamAlanis MorissetteDave MatthewsFemi Kuti,Emmylou HarrisManaThe WallflowersThe Blind Boys of AlabamaJoe Strummer and the Mescaleros,Artis the Spoonman and many more.

"The first casualty of hunger is hope. And the most subversive act you can perform is on behalf of someone's sense of hope. It's shameful how little it really takes to help, and how easily we are all discouraged from doing so. Groundwork has opened a door for a lot of us to do something meaningful and it's criminal not to walk through it,"

Honorary Chair of the Groundwork 2001 Advisory Committee

"I deeply believe that these concerts will re-ignite and enlarge the constituency to end world hunger - not by food aid, but by growing food. We are helping families escape the pain of hunger and the grief of poverty in a way that empowers them and gives them a sense of pride. The result of accomplishing just these few things is unimaginably profound and positive,"

—Jack Healey 
Chief Groundwork 2001 organizer