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Musicians, Artists and Authors Unite to Defeat Hunger; Promotion to Benefit World Vision Food Aid Programs

• Feed the Flock CD Selling Exclusively During Christian Store Week October 1-10

• Nearly 500 Retailers expected to participate to Help Children Globally

Contact: Kelli Day, World Vision, 253-227-3875, kday@worldvision.org 

SEATTLE, Sept. 29, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Feed the Flock Enhanced CD which will only be sold in Christian retail stores participating in Christian Store Week will be available Saturday, October 1, 2011 - Monday, October 10, 2011 for just five dollars. Its purpose is to heighten awareness and educate consumers about the effects of hunger and how each person can make a difference.

Abingdon Press, Baker Publishing Group, EMI CMG Distribution, Provident Distribution, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Tyndale House Publishers, Word Distribution and Zondervan have partnered with World Vision to create an enhanced CD compilation to generate awareness of, and help fight world hunger.

Participating artists include Francesca Battistelli, Brandon Bee, Group 1 Crew, Kutless, Dara Maclean, Nichole Nordeman and Amy Grant, Robert Pierre, Sanctus Real and Holly Starr. The CD also features enhanced material that includes portions of the a video and participants’ guide from "Stuck" by Jennie Allen and books by Randy Frazee, Kyle Idleman, Mark Mittelberg and Mike Slaughter.

"More people are going hungry than ever before - approximately 925 million worldwide," said Marcia Kuszmaul, World Vision's director of Channels Marketing. "The efforts of the Christian retail community in raising awareness and funds are critical. World Vision is grateful for this partnership which will help save children's lives and shine a light on God’s heart for those in need."

This exclusive Feed the Flock Enhanced CD is dedicated to World Vision's efforts in feeding hungry children globally and in the United States, and all have participated pro-bono in order that a one-time donation earmarked for World Vision food aid programs may be made on behalf of the Christian retail community.

For more information on World Vision go to: www.worldvision.org.
For more information on Christian Store Week visit: www.christianstoreweek.com.

About World Vision -- World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. World Vision serves the world's poor regardless of a person's religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information, visit www.worldvision.org/press