Ex-'American Idol's making 'Idol Gives Back' food bank appearances
By Christopher Rocchio, 04/13/2010
Some former American Idol finalists have decided to help give back.
Fox has announced that more than a dozen former American Idol finalists will help support Feeding America -- one of the Idol Gives Back fund-raising special's beneficiaries -- by volunteering at local food banks this week.
"Being a part of Idol was such a blessing, and I just want to give back in any way that I can," said former fifth-season finalist Elliott Yamin.
"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."
On Thursday, Young, Diana Degarmo, Jorge Nunez, Julia DeMato and RJ Helton will deliver food with City Harvest to hungry New York City residents at the Jan His Presbyterian Church; Lakisha Jones will work with volunteers to inspect donated food and prepare it to be re-distributed to various agencies for the Houston Food Bank; and Melissa McGhee will help sort and package food with Feeding American Tampa Bay.
The week will close with Ruben Studdard labeling cans and packing boxes with United Way Community Food in Birmingham and Danny Gokey sorting through local food donations with volunteers at Three Square in Las Vegas.
Idol Gives Back's third fund-raising special will air on Wednesday, April 21 at 8PM ET/PT.