Metallica Heads-Up First Day of Service, Donates $5,000 to SF-Martin Food Bank


Story by Anne Erickson, photo by Ken Settle

Metallica’s inaugural Day of Service got fans from across the U.S. to volunteer at local food banks

This Wednesday (May 23) marked Metallica’s very first Day of Service, a volunteering effort in conjunction with the band’s All Within My Hands charity foundation that spanned across the country. Many of Metallica’s metal-loving fans volunteered at their local food banks for the Day of Service, and the guys of Metallica gave a donation of $5,000 to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich was on at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank to present the check. In addition to Ulrich, fans were present to help box more than 37,000 pounds of oranges for those in need.

In a new video posted to Twitter, singer James Hetfield and guitarist Kirk Hammett thanked everyone who participated and gave their time or money to help make the first Day of Service a success.

“Thanks to you, over 1,800 ‘Tallica fans across the country have given their time to assist the hardworking folks who serve our communities each day,” Hammett said.

“A huge thank you to all the Metallica fans that participated in our very first Day of Service by volunteering at your community food bank,” Hetfield added.

Metallica plans to make the Day of Service an annual charity incentive. Year-round, the guys do other charity events. To keep up with all of Metallica’s volunteering opportunities, head to Metallica’s website.

In other news, the next North American leg of Metallica’s WorldWide tour, in support of their “Hardwired…to Self-Destruct” album, will kick off Sept. 2 Madison, Wisconsin. The tour will span North America through a March 13 date at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After that, Metallica will start work on their next studio album.



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