Conscious Alliance is a Boulder-based national nonprofit organization committed to distributing much-needed food to communities across the United States, and providing long-term solutions to hunger by focusing on empowerment programs for youth in impoverished regions of the country. They stand for so much of what we believe in, and it’s their great cause that makes us proud to have them as one of our incredible sponsors for ARISE Festival 2015. They operate through ongoing, grassroots food collection and hunger awareness programs, primarily by organizing food drives at concerts and music events, making every chance to work with Conscious Alliance a special and touching experience. The donations they collect benefit local food pantries nationwide and economically isolated Native American reservations.
Since their inception in 2002, Conscious Alliance has hosted hundreds of ‘Art That Feeds’ food drives at music festivals including Bonnaroo, Power to the Peaceful, and Wakarusa. They have also done food drives at concerts by artists such as The String Cheese Incident, STS9, Jack Johnson, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Phish, Dave Matthews, and many others. Through these collaborations, and partnerships with companies like Whole Foods Market and Justin’s Nut Butter, Conscious Alliance has been able to collect and distribute enough food to provide over 1.7 million meals to people in need nationwide, and Arise Festival is grateful to be a part of it!