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Metallica Donates $75,000 to Texas Food Banks

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: Robert Trujillo, James Hetfield, and Kirk Hammett of Metallica perform at House of Vans on November 18, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jeff Yeager/Metallica/Getty Images)

Metallica‘s All Within My Hands non-profit donated $75,000 to Feeding America to support the many Texans who have suffered following last month’s crippling blizzards and winter storms. The monetary gift will help provide aid to those in need of food and supplies after enduring weeks without power and safe drinking water.

“The winter storm that struck Texas last month was beyond anything the state’s residents could imagine preparing for. As temperatures dropped well below freezing and widespread power outages swept the area, families suffered. Grocery chains did the best they could to support their communities, but their supply was hit hard,” the band explained on the charity’s page.

The statement continued about Metallica’s commitment to fighting food insecurity: “While temperatures have risen and electricity has been restored in many areas, residents are still very much in the throes of a struggle.

“Texans running low on food are finding empty grocery store shelves. Food pantries are running out of supplies. And the freeze has wiped out substantial portions of the state’s citrus and vegetable crops.”

The band is encouraging fans to help if they can by going to  and donating to their Crisis Relief Fund.

In November of last year, Metallica played a virtual benefit concert and held an auction for their All Within My Helping Hands charity, where they played stripped-down versions of Metallica originals “Blackened,” “Creeping Death,” “The Unforgiven,” “Nothing Else Matters” and more.