Event organiser, Food Bank volunteer, and singer Kris Tennant, will play with his band Enemies of the State (A.K.A. EOTS, Glasgow's answer to U2), in order to raise money for The Everlasting Food Bank.

He has also booked in the following acts: Mickey 9s (who won the 2014 SAMA for Best Live Act), We Came From Wolves (played the T-Break stage at T in the Park last year) , and Crackity Flynn (Parsian Indie rock band).

The host for the benefit will be none other than Jim Gellatly. The XFM/Amazing Radio DJ, Sun Music columnist, and Scottish Music Mogul, will be out in Glasgow's Nice'N' Sleazy's on 31st January. He will take over the Sauchiehall Street hotspot to support the Dennistoun-based Food Bank.

Kris's inspiration came after witnessing the difference the Food Bank makes to the local community who require its services, along with bandmate Joe.

"Myself and Joe (also in the band) volunteer there and I thought that since the only thing I'm any good at is doing gigs, why not do one and raise a few quid for the Food Bank."

"The Everlasting Food Bank doesn't just provide people in need with some basic food, but it also serves as a hub of social activity. On the first Saturday of each month people come in for a cuppa, a chat and leave with a bag or two of food to help them out." - Kris Tennant

The Food Bank relies on public donations of food and funding to keep it going.

"Throughout the year we give help to those in need. Your help makes all this possible." - The Everlasting Food Bank, Dennistoun, Glasgow.

Food banks play a pivotal role in the lives of thousands of low-income families across the UK. In December 2013, The Guardian created a petition, 'Change.org', to investigate the need for Food Banks in the country. A week on from starting, the report highlighted a staggering 130,000 signatures, with figures continuing to rise.

The Trussell Trust UK reported: "In 2013-14 Food Banks fed 913,138 people nationwide. Of those helped, 330,205 were children."

Demand for Food Banks continues to rise.

The Everlasting Food Bank is not yet a registered charity, but with the great work, and response to the event so far, Kris believes its future is "promising".

"Whilst it may only be a drop in the ocean compared to what needs to be done to get rid of Food Banks, it's a small step in the right direction. The volunteers and the bands playing the gig are a great example of compassion and selflessness and hopefully everyone will enjoy themselves. The Food Bank will eventually become a registered charity and there are plans for expansion put in place as well, so it's all very promising."

The Everlasting Food Bank expressed its gratitude towards the benefit online:

"We can't say enough how much we appreciate support like this. It is very inspiring to see how bands come together to support local organisations and make a difference in their communities. Thank you to all involved!"

For more information on Food Banks and ways you can support them please visit: http://www.trusselltrust.org/foodband-projects