John Mellencamp to Receive Humanitarian Award in June

John Mellencamp will be honored with a humanitarian award for his work with Farm Aid this June by the charity, WhyHunger, at City Winery in New York City.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer  is set to receive the ASCAP Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award at the organization’s 20th annual WhyHunger Chapin Awards, on June 5.

The award–named for Chapin, the co-founder of WhyHunger–is given to artists who’ve shown a commitment to supporting social justice and who’ve made significant contributions to fighting global hunger.

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“From his advocacy to his work with Farm Aid, John has continuously been a voice for promoting sustainable farming practices aimed at supporting farmers and their communities,” says WhyHunger executive director Noreen Springstead.

“We are thrilled to recognize John. Not only does he embody the artist activist legacy of the Chapin Awards, but his decades-long work to help build a just food system aligns well with WhyHunger’s mission to ensure the right to nutritious food for all,” she continued.

Mellencamp is currently on the road supporting his latest release, Other People’s Stuff.

Check out John performing “Pink Houses” at a recent stop at The Beacon Theatre in NYC: