Cold Chisel partners with Foodbank as Blood Moon eyes Top 5 debut
Cold Chisel have announced a partnership with the pantry to Australia’s charities, Foodbank.
Foodbank has provided 77 million meals to families struggling with financial stress over the last year.
As Newscorp reports, Cold Chisel band members Jimmy Barnes, Don Walker, Ian Moss, Phil Small and Charley Drayton headed down to Foodbank headquarters ahead of the Blood Moon tour to help pack pallets of Chrismas hampers.
Chisel are also auctioning off a special signed Blood Moon pull-up banner, with proceeds going to Foodbank.
We have partnered with Foodbank to help raise much needed funds to help families this Christmas and are auctioning off a special Cold Chisel signed official Blood Moon Tour 2020 pull up banner.
— Cold Chisel (@coldchisel) December 11, 2019
Jimmy Barnes also said the band would be donating what they could during the tour.
“There’s too many people in Australia going hungry, especially at a time when the Government is slashing funding to places like Foodbank,” said Barnes.
“The other great thing about this, particularly the fresh food, is if it doesn’t end up here it ends up in landfill and causes a whole other set of problems. I hate the waste of it.
“It’s sad that something like this has to exist because there are so many people in this country going hungry but that’s a fact. You lose your job for three months and see how hard it is to keep feeding your family.”
Cold Chisel could also land their fifth ARIA Top 5 Album this week, with mid-week data suggesting Blood Moon is on track for a high debut.
If the album ends up topping the ARIA Albums Chart, it will be just the band’s second record to do so after 1998’s The Last Wave Of Summer.
Chisel (#3), No Plans (#2), The Best Of Cold Chisel: All For You (#2) and The Perfect Crime (#2) all peaked in the Top 5 but failed to kick on.