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Vince Gill puts down his guitar to pick up a cause close to his heart WKRN

Vince Gill has always been a stand up guy who does what matters to him. From mentoring young country music hopefuls to confronting the protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church, Gill has always not only said what he thinks is right, but he also does it.

Recently Gill was in action again this time helping the Stop Hunger Now organization fight worldwide hunger. Vince joined 500 volunteers at Nashville’s first location at Calvary United Methodist Church as they packed 100,000 meals to be shipped around the world.

“You see a lot of these people around here trying to help their fellow man and doing what a lot of us should be doing to help our fellow man,” Gill said.

Vince wasn’t just there to be a face for the cameras either. He was in the middle of it all doing the heavy lifting while others helped scoop rice and dehydrated veggies.

“Our goal is to package 1.1 million meals this year in the community,” said President and CEO of Stop Hunger Now, Rod Brooks.

Since 2006, the organization has packed and shipped more than 50 million meals from 19 locations around the country.

Based in Chicago but often in Nashville, Ken Churilla is a contributor for Rare Country. Follow him @KenChurilla and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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