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Martina McBride's charity team to visit Tarrant Area Food Bank

Martina McBride in a file photo from the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in 2011
Martina McBride in a file photo from the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in 2011 AP file photo

Country singer Martina McBride’s global charity group, Team Martina, will be in Fort Worth on March 28 to help the Tarrant Area Food Bank, which serves 13 counties in North Texas. Team Martina is described as being “dedicated to making the world a better place through the healing power of music.: The team helps good causes in the towns on McBride's tour.

McBride is scheduled to perform that night at Billy Bob’s Texas. As to whether she’ll make an appearance at the food bank — well, it depends.

“Martina does join the team occasionally for charity events when her tour and interview schedules allow out on the road,” Sheila Jones, the contact for Team Martina, says in an email. “However, we won't know in advance what her schedule will be that day.”

Even if McBride can’t make it, there’s still an opportunity to meet her. Fans can make donations online for a chance to meet the singer, get two tickets to her Billy Bob’s show and receive a copy of her new book, Around the Table, which is subtitled “Recipes and Inspiration for Gatherings Throughout the Year.” Donations can be made at www.crowdrise.com/teammartinahelps or at www.TeamMartina.com. Deadline for donations is noon March 20. All donations benefit the Tarrant Area Food Bank.

Team Martina is looking for local volunteers interested in joining the group on March 28 to pack and sort food. Every volunteer will receive a free Team Martina t-shirt. Volunteers spaces are limited but a few remain. Those interested in volunteering should contact Sheila@TeamMartina.com

Last year, McBride and her team made a surprise visit to homeless teens at a Newark, N.J., shelter, and she and the Bacon Brothers paid a visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital in Nashville, Jones says.

“Sometimes lucky fans finds themselves volunteering side by side with her to help a good cause.” Jones says. But again, it all depends on McBride’s schedule.

For more information about Team Martina, visit TeamMartina.com or MartinaMcBride.com.

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