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Metallica Announce Second Annual All Within My Hands 'Day of Service'
Last year, Metallica launched the first annual "Day Of Service" in conjunction with Feeding America and their All Within My Hands Foundation, which seeks to create "sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services."
This year, the GRAMMY-winning metal gods have announced the second annual "Day Of Service," which invites volunteers to visit food banks in communities that, according to Billboard, have supported the group on the North American dates of their now almost three-year WorldWired Tour. This year's "Day Of Service" is slated to happen on May 22.
According to a statement, more than 50 food banks have opted to participate in this year's "Day Of Service"; each registered volunteer will receive a commemorative All Within My Hands T-shirt.
Metallica originally formed the All Within My Hands in Feb. 2017. With a mission of giving back to the band's fans, All Within My Hands donates to a variety of charities, including local food banks. In 2018, the foundation launched the Metallica Scholars initiative to support workforce education.
Speaking to Rolling Stone about meeting a fan who'd been helping out at food banks for more than 10 years, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said, "To me, he exemplifies what this whole effort is about: giving our fans a music-based platform to connect with other members of their local community around volunteer work, giving back and sharing in the good fortune I mentioned earlier … the good fortune and incredible opportunities that most of us in the Western world take for granted."