Taylor Swift makes significant donation to food bank during Seattle Eras Tour

Aug 4, 2023, 3:41 PM

taylor swift food bank donation...

Taylor Swift made a significant donation to a local food bank during her two-night stand at Lumen Field for her Eras Tour. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/TAS23/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

(Photo by Emma McIntyre/TAS23/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Taylor Swift made a significant donation to Food Lifeline, a Western Washington charity focused on providing food for those struggling in the region, during her two-night stand at Lumen Field for her Eras Tour, the nonprofit organization confirmed with KIRO 7.

More on Taylor Swift: Taylor Swift in Seattle: Eras Tour breaks Lumen Field attendance record

“They’ve asked us not to share the number, but I can tell you that the donation will provide several thousand pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables to our more than 400 food banks across Western Washington,” Food Lifeline spokesperson Mark Coleman told KIRO 7.

It’s reportedly one of the largest charitable gifts the organization has received in 2023. Food Lifeline stated perishable food — fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy products, etc. — will be part of the focus with the donated funds.

Swift’s three-and-a-half-hour show — which is made up of 45 songs split into 10 acts — is expected to become the highest-grossing tour of all-time by any single artist or group. Her tour started at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona in March and won’t conclude until a five-night show at Toronto’s Rogers Centre in November 2024.

Billboard Boxscore estimated that Swift’s Eras Tour would gross $590 million on just the initial 52 dates of the U.S. leg. When her tour concludes in Toronto next year, sales are expected to double with estimates landing between $1 billion and $1.4 billion.

More on Taylor Swift: King County declares official ‘Taylor Swift Week’ ahead of popstar’s Seattle stop

With the monumental success of her show, The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia credited Taylor Swift’s tour with boosting the economy through travel and tourism in each metropolitan region. Market research firm QuestionPro estimated last month that her tour could help add $5 billion to the worldwide economy.

Local News

FILE - The Senate Judiciary Committee's ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. returns on C...

The MyNorthwest staff with wire reports

Wash. Senators Murray, Cantwell pay tribute to Feinstein after her death

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, a centrist Democrat who was elected to the Senate in 1992 has died. She was 90.

2 hours ago

helicopter grant county...

Frank Sumrall

Army helicopter crashes into power lines, causes fire in Grant County

A helicopter crashed into power lines, causing a wildfire in Grant County, according to the CBS television station in Spokane.

3 hours ago

Image: A petition about raising the minimum wage in Tukwila...

Steve Coogan

Washington minimum wage to rise 3.4% in 2024

Washington's minimum wage will rise to $16.28 per hour in 2024, a 3.4% increase over 2023's $15.74 an hour, a state agency announced.

3 hours ago

pierce county elk...

Frank Sumrall

Video: Pierce County deputies use garden tools to save elk caught in swing

Their body camera video shows them approaching the bucking and panicked animal, then using borrowed garden tools to cut the swing's ropes.

4 hours ago

hammer man seattle...

Frank Sumrall

Hammer-swinging man injures 2 in attack at Seattle Sound Transit station

The victims of the attack were a man and a woman in their 60s. Both were taken to hospitals and are in stable condition, SPD reported.

6 hours ago

bear park cascades...

L.B. Gilbert

National Park Service considers plan to bring grizzly bears back to the Cascades

The National Park Service (NPS) is considering a plan to bring grizzly bears back to the North Cascades.

9 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Swedish Cyberknife...

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is a busy month on the sports calendar and also holds a very special designation: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Ziply Fiber...

Dan Miller

The truth about Gigs, Gs and other internet marketing jargon

If you’re confused by internet technologies and marketing jargon, you’re not alone. Here's how you can make an informed decision.

Education families...

Education that meets the needs of students, families

Washington Virtual Academies (WAVA) is a program of Omak School District that is a full-time online public school for students in grades K-12.

Emergency preparedness...

Emergency planning for the worst-case scenario

What would you do if you woke up in the middle of the night and heard an intruder in your kitchen? West Coast Armory North can help.

Innovative Education...

The Power of an Innovative Education

Parents and students in Washington state have the power to reimagine the K-12 educational experience through Insight School of Washington.

Medicare fraud...

If you’re on Medicare, you can help stop fraud!

Fraud costs Medicare an estimated $60 billion each year and ultimately raises the cost of health care for everyone.

Taylor Swift makes significant donation to food bank during Seattle Eras Tour