CHICAGO (CBS) — A rock band with local roots is giving back to the area’s schoolchildren.
Fall Out Boy announced Thursday an effort to help Chicago students learn about food education and gardening.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Illinois, 1-3 Inches Of Snow Possible
The band got its start in Wilmette in 2001. Now, on its website, it says it’s taking its first step in becoming a “champion for Chicago.”READ MORE: Retired Chicago-Area Priest Facing Allegations Of Sexually Abusing A Minor Four Decades Ago
The band is teaming up with Back to the Roots, Inc., an Oakland, California-based start-up, to bring gardening and food education to 20,000 area schoolchildren, including kits that allow the students the experience of growing their own food.MORE NEWS: Englewood Shooting Injures One Man, Damages Parole Officer's Car
The band also will launch a campaign called “Fall Out Boy Champion,” to honor local heroes across the country, giving away concert tickets at each stop to those it judges to be “local champions.”