Let’s Kick Hunger Day Radiothon Sets New Record

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January 21, 2019 By: Tina Mortimer Category: SHH News

Every day, hungry Minnesotans rely on food banks and food programs to afford the food they need to live. Like 74-year-old Sandra, who lives on her own and depends on food banks and the monthly box of food she receives through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) to provide the nourishment she needs to stay healthy. Sandra is just one example of someone who will be able to put food on the table thanks to the generous donors who became Hunger Heroes during the 13-hour Let’s Kick Hunger Day Radiothon.

Thanks to every donor, volunteer and our generous sponsors and partners—WCCO Radio, Taste of the NFL, Compeer Financial, General Mills and Land O’Lakes—the tenth annual Let’s Kick Hunger Day Radiothon raised more than $278,000, setting a new record! Donations are still rolling in, but the funds raised in a single day will help provide more than 800,000 meals to local families, children and seniors struggling with hunger.

“We had such an amazing day,” said Heidi Yankovec, Second Harvest Heartland events manager. “One of my favorite moments was when a furloughed federal worker called in to donate $10.  She said she wanted to do what she could to help. The generosity and huge hearts of Minnesotans is incredible.”

It's never too late to get involved

If you missed this year’s event, there’s still time to get involved and help end hunger. Visit 2harvest.org/kickhunger

 


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