The Taylor Swift Effect

The Lempert Report
August 28, 2023

On today’s Bullseye – Taylor Swift is one of the most important people. Last month she surprised her entire crew - from backup singers and dancers to truck drivers on her Eras tour with huge cash bonuses. CNN reports that in the cities that she performs during the tour she is giving back to the food banks in those cities. For example, in Arizona Swift’s donation in March allowed the Arizona Food Bank Network to send several tractor-trailers filled with 40,000 pounds of fresh produce to its member food banks, said Terri Shoemaker, a spokesperson at the nonprofit organization. Plus, it bolstered funding for programs aimed at combating hunger, including helping eligible children gain access to free and reduced-price school meals and senior citizens obtain food stamps.

Seattle-based Food Lifeline, which received a donation from Swift when she played in the city in late July, will use the funds to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as distribute foods popular in ethnic communities. Swift donated to Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, which works with more than 400 partners to feed 500,000 people each month, ahead of her stop in Santa Clara, California. 

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