National touring indie-groove quartet Goose has announced a food drive as part of the band’s annual “Goosemas” holiday concert. The event takes place at the Wall Street Theater in Norwalk, CT this weekend on Saturday, December 21st.

The food drive will benefit The Open Door Shelter, a Norwalk-based social service organization and shelter that has provided support for the homeless and those at-risk since 1983. The organization is currently requesting canned tuna, chicken noodle soup, canned black beans, and canned kidney beans.

Goose members Rick MitrotondaPete AnspachTrevor Weeks, and Ben Atkind encourage fans to bring nonperishable food items to donate at the show. Donors will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a variety of prizes, which range from limited-edition Goose merchandise, to future concert tickets. A pair of tickets to either of the band’s sold-out shows at New York’s Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg scheduled for next month are also up for grabs.

In a statement, Anspach says that the band, “Wanted to do something for a local organization and felt this was the best way for us and our fan base to contribute to our local community.”

Open Door’s Executive Director Michelle Conderino expressed gratitude in a recently released statement in saying, “During this season of giving, Open Doors is truly grateful to the members of Goose for thinking of all those in need in their hometown and to everyone who’s coming together to have fun and make a difference at Goosemas.”

While food items are the best way to contribute, Goosemas attendees will also be able to purchase raffle tickets at the show. All proceeds will benefit the Open Door organization. Those who are unable to attend the show can make an online donation here.

This year marks the sixth consecutive “Goosemas” celebration in Connecticut. While it originally began as an intimate show for friends and family, “Goosemas” has grown into a sold-out event that expects 1,100 attendees.

Head to Goose’s official website to purchase tickets to shows on the band’s extensive 2020 tour schedule.