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Join State of Man and Service2Humanity Tour at the Greater Chicago Food Depository

Posted in State of Man News with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2009 by johnhstringer
Greater Chicago Food Depository

Greater Chicago Food Depository

State of Man will join the Greater Chicago Food Depository on July 24, 2009 to assist with sorting food from 9AM – 12PM and  perform live at 101.9 WTMX’s “Taste of Lincoln Ave” Festival on July 25, 4PM on the Rightwood Main Stage, as part of the band’s Service2Humanity Tour stop in Chicago.  Only 6 more volunteers can join band members for the service project, so feel free to arrive on site early following the Greater Chicago Food Depository provided information below.


When: Friday, July 24, 2009 from 9am – 12pm

Where: 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, Chicago IL 60632

Who We Are

As Cook County’s food bank, the Greater Chicago Food Depository distributes more than 55 million pounds of food each year.  A large portion of this food must be inspected or sorted and then packaged before it can be safely distributed through a network of over 600 member agencies (food pantries, kitchens, shelters, etc).  Volunteers complete much of this work.  Frequent projects involve re-packaging bulk cereal or pasta, sorting bread or canned food donations, or gleaning produce.


Dress: Volunteers must wear long pants and close-toed shoes.

You will not be permitted to work in the warehouse if you are wearing sandals or shorts/skirt.

Age: Our minimum age for volunteers is 13 years old.  For volunteers under the age of 16, we require a 1:4 supervision ratio (one adult for every four 13-15 year olds).

What To Expect

Orientation: Before working, we provide a brief orientation for all new volunteers.  We will talk about how the Food Depository functions, who we serve, and answer any questions you may have about our operation.

Work Session: You will spend the majority of the session repacking food in the warehouse.  Groups may be given a short break halfway through a three hour session. Volunteers must be able to stand for up to 90 minutes while doing some light lifting and bending.

What To Bring?

We ask that each volunteer bring an item of canned or non-perishable food to donate. A list of most needed food items is available upon request.

We encourage volunteers not to bring personal belongings to the facility; however, a limited number of lockers are available if needed.

Questions? Please contact Volunteer Services at (773)-247-3663.

Directions to the

Greater Chicago Food Depository


From the North or East

Take the Kennedy Expressway (I-94) south/east, OR Lake Shore Drive south.  Exit onto the southbound Stevenson Expressway (I-55) and take it to the Pulaski exit.  Turn left (south) onto Pulaski Road and head south for approximately 2 blocks.  Turn right (west) onto W. Ann Lurie Place (4200 South) and take it to the Food Depository at 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place. Turn right (north) onto Keeler to enter the parking lot.

From the West or South

Take the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) north and exit at Pulaski.  Turn right (south) onto Pulaski Road and head south for approximately 2 blocks.  Turn right (west) onto W. Ann Lurie Place (4200 South) and take it to the Food Depository at 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place. Turn right (north) onto Keeler to enter the parking lot.

Public Transportation:

From the Loop

Take the Orange Line south (toward Midway Airport) and exit at Pulaski.  Catch the Pulaski bus (#53A) going north.  Get off at the corner of Pulaski and Ann Lurie Place (4200 South).  Walk one tenth of a mile west to 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place.

From the West Side

Take the Pulaski bus (#53A).  Get off at the corner of Pulaski and Ann Lurie Place (4200 South).  Walk one tenth of a mile west to 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place.

Attention Volunteer Groups:

Please use the Volunteer Entrance near the west gate.

Buses are not permitted to enter the parking lot.

Please park buses on Keeler and walk into parking lot to Volunteer Entrance.  All other vehicles may park in lot.





Thank you for volunteering – we look forward to working with you!

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UPDATED: Who Wants To Go To Cuba? Win an all expense paid trip!

Posted in State of Man News, Street team with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2008 by stateofman

That’s right – you read it correctly – THIS IS A REAL CONTEST where YOU can win trip with US Rock band, State of Man, to GTMO, CUBA this July, 2008. State of Man is heading back to Cuba for a 4th of July blow out celebration (July 1 – 5, 2008) to rock out for the US Military at Guantanamo Bay and is looking to take a lucky Street Team member with them for this once in a lifetime opportunity that includes:

Airfare (from NAS JAX to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba US Military Installation from July 1 – 5, 2008 and back
Meals (bring some money for a souvenirs, a few in-between meals, etc.)
Inclusion in an episode of State of Man TV
A Behind-the-scenes look at rock band reality in one of the worlds most incredible military bases
An Experience you’ll never forget!!!

Who is eligible?Only 18 and up street team members are eligible for this and you will travel as an official CREW MEMBER for State of Man. You must also have a valid US passport and be able to provide your own transportation to and from Jacksonville NAS on July 1st (early AM – exact time TBD) and July 5th from Jacksonville NAS. The trip will start July 1st with travel to Cuba from Jacksonville NAS. We will then stay in Cuba/ Guantanamo Bay naval base through July 5th with the return trip scheduled the morning of July 5th to return to Jacksonville NAS.

How do I become a street team member? EASIER THAN EVER BEFORE~ read on

If you are not already signed up for the street team you can do so by clicking the following banner and checking the “join street team” box
Once you are signed up for the Street team you will need to set up a FREE profile at Reverbnation. You can sign up for a FREE profile by clicking here: FREE Profile On ReverbNation it takes less than 3 minutes and gets you insider access to over 100,000 artists including State of Man! Once you have your profile set up follow the next steps listed below and you will be on your way!
REVERBNATION PROFILE NO LONGER REQUIRED (but if you’d like a profile, just set it up here: FREE Profile On ReverbNation )

1 – Next , visit State of Man’s RN profile at

2- Then, click on the “street team” tab

3- Next, click on the mission headline “who wants to…”

4- Then, click on the green button that says “join”

5- last but MOST important is that once you are joined, click on the text that reads “click here to get resource” (be sure to enable pop ups to get the relevant widget code). You can even combine this widget with others at to increase your impact! – just look on the widgets tab!

The street team member that gets the most legitimate fans sign ups by May 13th wins the contest, so once you have the code, you should post it anywhere that accepts html like Myspace comments pages, blogs, facebook, forums etc.! In the event the winner cannot provide proper identification (P.I.N info) and passport by the end of the day on May 13th they will forfeit their place to the runner up

We Look forward to sharing this trip of a lifetime with one lucky street team member..good luck and Thanks for the support all around… You RAWK

John, James, Chris & Thomas

PS~ if you haven’t already gotten your free ringtone of Be Still My Heart you can click HERE..act now this is a limited time only!!!

Find out why “Swallow Your fears” hit #10 on the Billboard Charts and why the full album has a 5 out of 5 star average rating on iTunes——-Click the banner below to buy the album—-

FREE Download from State Of Man

Posted in State of Man News with tags , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2008 by stateofman

Hey, just a quick reminder that we are still offering our lead single “Swallow Your Fears” for FREE off of our main page so be sure to go there to get your free copy.. This was the single that hit #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles Sales Charts in 06’… We hope you and enjoy and if you like please join our mailing list at Reverbnation.

The Latest and Greatest from State of Man

Posted in State of Man News with tags , , , , , , , on March 5, 2008 by stateofman

:: State of Man hits #30 out of 25027 Bands on The ReverbNation Rock Charts!

State of Man’s song “Be Still My Heart” climbs to an impressive #30 on the rock charts for ReverbNation out of 25027 artists in the same category. Check out for more info on ReverbNation and State of Man

:: New “Enhanced CD” Version of “Both Sides of The Story” Coming March 27th

Don’t miss out on your chance to get a copy of the new “enhanced cd” version of “Both Sides of The Story”. The cd will feature the Music Video for “Swallow Your Fears” along with new picture and cd-rom links to our site. These copies will go fast so pre-order yours today by e-mailing

:: State of Man Inks National PR deal for 2008

That’s right Folks, keep your eyes and ears peeled because you just may be seeing more of the State of Man boys on your favorite TV and radio programs this year. Stay tuned….

:: Improvements And Changes

The Splash Page and MySpace will continue to evolve and improve. Having difficulties navigating through our Splash Page? Coming soon… Video Tutorials, to help guide you through all the amazing aspects of the S.O.M. Splash Page, featuring video instruction by the members of State of Man. We have also received comments regarding our MySpace page and difficulties navigating through it easily. Your comments and concerns matter to us and we will be improving both sites soon. Thanks for your patients with our continued evolution.

:: The Ever Valuable Street Team

To all our valued Street Team Members out there; keep your eyes open for new missions coming in March. As members, you know, your performance not only has a great impact for us, but also there is earning potential for you as well. Past missions have exploded with success and we hope each and every one of you has a true sense of our gratitude. To Join go to

:: Not A Part Of The Street Team Yet?

Now is your chance to take advantage of this great opportunity and become an official street team member. With monthly missions, you have the potential to not only spread the State of Man word, but earn cash and prizes for your efforts. Become a part of the team at : Make a difference for yourself and State of Man.

:: New SOM tv Episodes

You do not want to miss the latest video journals, currently detailing our military tour overseas so check back here frequently! Follow us right here as we travel the world in Asia and beyond with Armed Forces Entertainment. Be a part of every step we make, experiencing the sites, the cultures and the comedy, as we fly, drive, walk, run and rock all over the world. In addition to that, watch past Video logs, where you are sure to find entertainment through and through.

:: Make Your Voice Heard

We would love to hear from you and you can now interact with us. While you are enjoying our video logs, be sure to add your comments, and even chat with us through Beebo (see top of Blog)

We hope you check back often and enjoy the ride with us as we write, perform and tour through out the world!!

Until next time,

James, John, Chris & Thomas

V-Log: SOM TV Episode 34: Lead Singer Wanted

Posted in State of Man News, State of Man TV with tags , , , , on February 22, 2008 by stateofman

From the US, Japan, Korea and on to Guam, this Rock band has been through some amazing times…. and now… see the video for details! And after that, please stop by to send your support!

see Billboard chart ranking here: BillBoard Chart

Going back to CUBA!!

Posted in State of Man News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2007 by stateofman


What better way to stay warm this winter than to head to the Caribbean. Well, that is exactly where State of Man is headed this December. The band has once again been invited to join and entertain the honorable men and women of the US Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It is our privilege to return to the warm sun and our good friends at GITMO, and do our part to support these great soldiers who provide us with the freedoms we celebrate everyday.

Though you might not be there with us, you’ll be able to catch all the action on in the very near future as the company will join us to video tape the show! We’ll keep you in the loop for more on that!

Thanks to all the service men and woman for giving your lives in exchange for our freedom and can’t wait to rock the pirates’ paradise once again.

Find out why “Swallow Your fears” hit #10 on the Billboard Charts and why the full album has a 5 out of 5 star average rating on iTunes——-Click the banner below to buy the album—-scroll down to learn about the band

Learn more about State of Man @ ReverbNation

Hello world!

Posted in State of Man News with tags , , , , , , on January 1, 2007 by stateofman

Hello world! Welcome to the first entry in the “official” blog for Atlanta based rock group “State of Man”…This is where the members of the band will share their experiences, personal and collective triumphs as they travel the world and share their music with all they encounter…….There will be video posts, picture posts and many shared stories. We will start the blog with the Caribbean and Asian tour from early in 2007 and then continue through current!…. Pleae be sure to comment and tell us what you think!

Just for good measure for our first Blog post we thought we would announce that we are offering our #10 Billboard Hot 100 Single Sales Chart hit “Swallow Your Fears” for FREE Download!!! …No strings attached..we just want to share our music with the people who make what we do possible…YOU the fans… download here:

When you get to the reverbnation page just go to the music player, click on the “down” arrow next to “swallow Your fears” and Viola!


James, John, Chris & Thomas