or


[04/12/10 - 02:20 PM]
Former "American Idol" Finalists Volunteer to Support "Idol Gives Back" Initiative
The various alums will volunteer to help support Feeding America's local food banks.

[via press release from FOX]

HOT FROM FOX...

FORMER "AMERICAN IDOL" FINALISTS VOLUNTEER TO SUPPORT "IDOL GIVES BACK" INITIATIVE AT FEEDING AMERICA FOOD BANKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

IDOL GIVES BACK Airs Wednesday, April 21, on FOX

This week, former AMERICAN IDOL finalists from all around the country, including Amy Adams, Bo Bice, Didi Benami, Lacey Brown, Kevin Covais, Bucky Covington, Diana DeGarmo, Julia DeMato, Melinda Doolittle, Chikezie, Gina Glocksen, Danny Gokey, Mikalah Gordon, RJ Helton, David Hernandez, Mandisa, Michael Johns, LaKisha Jones, Megan Joy, Blake Lewis, Kimberley Locke, LaToya London, Melissa McGhee, Jorge N��ez, Amanda Overmyer, Brandon Rogers, Phil Stacey, Ruben Studdard, Elliott Yamin and Ace Young, will volunteer to help support Feeding America's local food banks and IDOL GIVES BACK, which airs Wednesday, April 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

"Being a part of IDOL was such a blessing, and I just want to give back in any way that I can. There are so many people here and across the world who are in need of help, and people can help by supporting IDOL GIVES BACK," said Season Five AMERICAN IDOL finalist Elliott Yamin, who traveled to Angola with IDOL judge Kara DioGuardi for IDOL GIVES BACK.

Feeding America, one of the IDOL GIVES BACK beneficiaries, is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Their mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. Each year, the Feeding America network provides food to more than 37 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including more than 14 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.

The former IDOL finalists will be volunteering in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Nashville, Seattle, Houston, Birmingham and Tampa as follows:

TUESDAY, APRIL 13

THE LOS ANGELES REGIONAL FOOD BANK, LOS ANGELES - Kimberley Locke, Didi Benami, David Hernandez, Amy Adams, Chikezie, Mikalah Gordon, Elliott Yamin, Kevin Covais, Michael Johns, LaToya London and Brandon Rogers will pack food in boxes for senior citizens and young children in need at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

UTAH FOOD BANK, SALT LAKE CITY - Megan Joy will assist a group of 30 volunteers who will sort through food-drive donations, divide them into categories and prepare food boxes.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14

GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY, CHICAGO - Gina Glocksen and Amanda Overmyer will join a group of volunteers to pack disaster relief boxes for Feeding America.

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE, NASHVILLE -Lacey Brown, Bucky Covington, Melinda Doolittle, Bo Bice, Phil Stacey and Mandisa will work with other volunteers to pack disaster-relief boxes for Feeding America.

FOOD LIFELINE, SEATTLE - Blake Lewis will assist a group of volunteers in sorting and repacking products to be distributed to families in need.

THURSDAY, APRIL 15

JAN HUS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, NEW YORK - Ace Young, Diana DeGarmo, Jorge N��ez, Julia DeMato and RJ Helton will lend a helping hand to hungry New Yorkers by delivering food with City Harvest.

HOUSTON FOOD BANK, HOUSTON - LaKisha Jones will be working with a group of volunteers who will inspect donated food and prepare it to be re-distributed to 400 agencies.

FEEDING AMERICA TAMPA BAY, TAMPA - Melissa McGhee will spread hope to people in need by working with a group of volunteers to sort and package food.

FRIDAY, APRIL 16

� UNITED WAY COMMUNITY FOOD, BIRMINGHAM - Ruben Studdard will label cans and pack boxes.

� THREE SQUARE, LAS VEGAS - Danny Gokey will assist a group of volunteers to sort through donated food that will be used to feed local families in need.

The brainchild of Simon Fuller, IDOL GIVES BACK has made history by raising over $140 million for charity to date. This year's special will help raise awareness and funds to benefit various U.S. and international charities, including Children's Health Fund, Feeding America, Malaria No More, Save the Children's U.S. Programs and the United Nations Foundation. As previously announced, News Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Coca-Cola, AT&T and ExxonMobil will return as corporate sponsors of IDOL GIVES BACK and will generously donate to the historic Emmy Award-winning television event.

Additionally, viewers can visit www.idolgivesback.org now and join the "Help Me Give Back" program, an online initiative that empowers individuals and teams to help raise money for IDOL GIVES BACK. The website also allows access to an online auction featuring one-of-a-kind items such as an AMERICAN IDOL Season Ticket Pass, a Meet & Greet with Simon Cowell, a pair of autographed sneakers from Ellen DeGeneres and more. Net proceeds will benefit the IDOL GIVES BACK Foundation, and the auction runs until 11:59 PM PT on Tuesday, April 20.

AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America; and Ken Warwick, executive producer, FremantleMedia North America. The series features host Ryan Seacrest and judges Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres, Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson.

Visit americanidol.com for more information on IDOL GIVES BACK in addition to exclusive videos, photos, special behind-the-scenes information and all of your AMERICAN IDOL news.





  [april 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· AMERICAN IDOL (ABC)





[07/22/17 - 09:14 PM]
Video: Syfy's Critically-Acclaimed Original Series "The Expanse" Touches Down at San Diego Comic-Con
Plus: Elizabeth Mitchell will play a character that brings a new, spiritual perspective to the series.

[07/22/17 - 06:55 PM]
Video: "Freedom Fighters: The Ray" Comic-Con 2017 Sneak Peek
The reel was full of familiar faces, including evil alternate versions of Green Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl.

[07/22/17 - 06:54 PM]
Video: Comic-Con Confessional Videos - "The 100" & "Riverdale"
The former's Marie Avgeropoulos, Lindsey Morgan and Tasya Teles are among the latest participants.

[07/22/17 - 06:54 PM]
Video: Syfy's "The Magicians" Come Together at San Diego Comic-Con
The audience got a sneak peek into Season 3 and its highly anticipated new set - the Muntjac boat.

[07/22/17 - 06:53 PM]
Video: Doug the Pug, Special Comic-Con Corres-paw-ndent - "Riverdale," "Supergirl" & "Arrow"
Doug the Pug sniffs out some answers in exclusive interviews at Comic-Con 2017.

[07/22/17 - 06:28 PM]
New Threats Emerge in Star City for Season Six of "Arrow"
In addition to the return of fan-favorite guest star David Nykl, the series can look forward to the addition of a landmark actor from the genre series world: Michael Emerson.

[07/22/17 - 06:03 PM]
First Look at Syfy and Universal Cable Productions' "Happy!," Starring Christopher Meloni, Revealed at San Diego Comic-Con
Producers also announced that Patton Oswalt will voice the title role of the blue winged horse, "Happy."

[07/22/17 - 05:52 PM]
Team Flash Meets New Challenges (and Characters) in "The Flash" Season Four!
Danny Trejo, Neil Sandilands and Kim Engelbrecht are all on tap for the upcoming season.

[07/22/17 - 05:19 PM]
James Remar and Damon Gupton Join Electrifying Cast of "Black Lightning"
They'll play Peter Gambi and Inspector Henderson, respectively.

[07/22/17 - 04:43 PM]
Familiar Faces Return to the Timeline for Season Three of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow"
Neal McDonough, Arthur Darvill and Wentworth Miller are all due back.

[07/22/17 - 04:06 PM]
DC Characters to Visit National City for Season Three of "Supergirl"
Adrian Pasdar, Carl Lumbly, Yael Grobglas and Emma Tremblay are all slated to recur.

[07/22/17 - 03:50 PM]
Video: Watch New Footage from the Upcoming Season of "Gotham" That Just Screened at San Diego Comic-Con
Plus: Crystal Reed has been cast as Sofia Falcone, the daughter of Don Falcone.

[07/22/17 - 03:49 PM]
Video: Trailer Debut - "Stranger Things" Season 2
All nine episodes will debut globally on Netflix October 27.

[07/22/17 - 03:33 PM]
Syfy Renews "Wynonna Earp" for Third Season
The announcement was made during the show's panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

[07/22/17 - 03:30 PM]
Video: Watch New Footage from the Upcoming Season of "Lucifer" That Just Screened at San Diego Comic-Con
Season three premieres Monday, October 2 at 8:00/7:00c on FOX.