DETROIT -

Recording artist KEM's free concert, Mack & Third LIVE: A Call to Service will be held at Cass Park on August 26th.

Mack & Third is a day-long concert & food drive to benefit the homeless.

Anyone coming to enjoy the music is asked by organizers to bring along canned goods to be donated at the concert.

The food donations will benefit five metro Detroit homeless organizations.

"Mack & Third is about giving back," said KEM. "I've been fortunate to overcome many obstacles including being addicted and homeless. If it weren't for organizations like the Detroit Rescue Mission and the NSO, I wouldn't be where I am today."

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"I want to encourage others in their current situations by offering something tangible like a meal, along with the hope that things can get better. By sharing my music with a free concert, I also hope to inspire others to give back," he said.

KEM's previous free concert last year had a crowd of 52, 000 music goers and collected 100,000 canned goods which allowed more than 2 thousand homeless men and women in Detroit to received a meal.

The concert will once again feature free health screenings and a health fair.

A kids zone has been added this year to the venue.

Organizers said volunteers are still needed to help clean-up the park before and after the concert.