Sammy Hagar is taking the charitable route on his new tour.

In a new interview with Billboard, Sammy Hagar confesses that he and his three brothers and sisters were raised by a single mother and they needed to use welfare and food stamps when he was a kid. He said it “made a big difference” in his life and now he’s trying to make a difference in the lives of the needy with his new tour.

Sammy is working with food pantries in every city he visits on his latest trek.

Sammy is making it a point to donate to each food pantry and highlight the work they do, because supporting local food banks is “the simplest and most reliable way to help others.”

While he’s supporting the hungry, he’s also out supporting his upcoming album Sammy Hagar & Friends; a duets record with some of his favorite artists.

Sammy will visit the Minnesota State Fair August 24.