Feed your Radio - Feed a Family
We're back for the third year in a row with the fund drive that brings meals to individuals experiencing food insecurity in Western Massachusetts, and this year we're adding support to the Hartford area.
Feed Your Radio - Feed a Family will be on-air starting June 20, bringing assistance to our neighbors facing hunger through the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and FoodShare of Hartford. From donors to the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts and donors in Connecticut, Feed Your Radio - Feed a Family will provide a safety net for families who depend on meal programs not available during summer months, when school isn't in session.
"The Community Foundation is doing what it does best, serving as a catalyst for philanthropy and helping to leverage as much support as it can for WFCR, WNNZ and the Food Bank. WFCR recieves a boost during an important fund drive helping to keep it's wonderful array of programs on the air and in turn those pledges help the Food Bank in a concrete way, bringing food to the table for our neighbors in need," says Nancy Reeves, a donor to the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.
For every pledge made to the stations during the on-air drive, twenty meals will go to local food banks. The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts will distribute meals to its 350 distribution agencies, and FoodShare will supplement the food available at 300 organizations in the Hartford area.
"This campaign brings together five community-minded organizations and all of our collected supporters to fight hunger while supporting standards of excellence in programming and journalism for which New England Public Radio is known," says Andrew Morehouse, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.
One hundred percent of your pledge will ensure the continuation of the excellent programming you've come to expect from WFCR and all-news WNNZ. The money contributed during this Feed Your Radio - Feed a Family fund-drive will help meet our remaining Fiscal Year goal, which currently stands at $350,000. Those funds will ensure that New England Public Radio is on target to balance its $3.8M budget by the end of its fiscal year on June 30. To make a contribution, click the button below.
Learn more about The Food Bank of Western MA and FoodShare of Greater Hartford, CT below.
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