Metallica’s Foundation Donates $500,000 to Help Feed Ukrainian Refugees


Metallica promo photos, featuring James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo, dressed in black and gray.

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Metallica hope to donate $1 million to the World Central Kitchen to support Ukrainian refugees

Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation has given $500,000 towards the cause of feeding Ukrainian refugees. According to the band, the funds will go to the World Central Kitchen, which is giving meals to millions of people who have left Ukraine as a result of the Russian invasion.

Chef José Andrés founded World Central Kitchen to offer “meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises.”

“The work that Chef José Andrés and the dedicated World Central Kitchen cooks do on the frontlines in a humanitarian crisis is nothing short of incredible. We are inspired, humbled, and beyond proud to support their teams currently in six European countries serving the millions of Ukrainians who have been forced to leave their homes,” Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said in a statement.

He added, “WCK represents everything that Metallica and our All Within My Hands Foundation stand for by providing meals with dignity and hope worldwide.”

Metallica aren’t stopping there, either. The band wants to raise more funds for the cause, with the hopes of donating a total of $1 million over the next two months. To help raise more money, Metallica artist Andrew Cremeans has designed a new t-shirt that’s available via Metallica’s webstore. All proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts will go to World Central Kitchen’s #ChefsForUkraine campaign. General donations are also welcome via the All Within My Hands Foundation website.

James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica are also auctioning off the guitars they use to rock “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the San Francisco Giants’ upcoming “Metallica Night” on May 24.



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