MIX Sponsor’s Harvest Feast

MIX logo MIX Sponsors 2nd Annual Harvest Feast  

Harris Teeter, MIX 101.5, the Triangle United Way and the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle are battling hunger in the Triangle. On Sunday, October 3, 2004, these agencies partnered to feed 4006 people during the 2nd Annual Harris Teeter Harvest Feast.

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WRAL-TV’s Angela Morrow volunteers serving food.
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Wool E. Bull and Curly Neal entertain with a basketball.
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WRAL-TV’s Clarence Williams enjoys a bite to eat after a day of volunteering.
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WRAL-TV’s Dona Anderson directs all of the action on stage.
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MIX 101.5’s Jami Caskey served as emcee.

The Harvest Feast, held at the Raleigh Convention and Conference Center, provided free meals, live music, face painting and entertainment, including Durham Bulls mascot Wool E. Bull and Harlem Globetrotter legend Fred “Curly” Neal. All children in attendance received a gift.

MIX 101.5’s Jami Caskey served as emcee for the event while Dona Anderson, WRAL-TV Associate Producer, coordinated the stage talent. A number of other CBC’ers volunteered by serving food and helping senior citizens find seating. Those volunteers included: Paul Pope, VP of Community Relations; Clarence Williams, WRAL-TV Director/Producer; Brandon Alexander, MIX Promotion Supervisor , Chris Downey, FOX50’s Operations Supervisor and Angela Morrow, WRAL-TV Traffic Coordinator.

The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s mission is to alleviate hunger by developing systems to recover, prepare and distribute wholesome, perishable food for the area’s poor, hungry, undernourished, and homeless. Following the 2003 Harvest Feast, Harris Teeter stores across the community were able to collect 24 tons of food, donated by citizens. Over 19,000 pounds of food was then distributed by Inter-Faith to places like housebound and low-income seniors, Kids Cafe, the Healing Place, soup kitchens, tutoring programs for at-risk youths as well as 218 other programs and agencies serving working families and those in need.

Capitol Broadcasting Company is well represented on the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle board of directors. FOX50 VP/GM, Tommy Schenck, FOX50 Operations Supervisor, Chris Downey and WRAL-TV Director/Producer, Clarence Williams all serve as board members. CBC VP of Community Relations, Paul Pope, is the past board chair for the organization.

To learn more about the Interfaith Food Shuttle, visit their website or call 919 250-0043.

Thank you to Paul Pope and Clarence Williams for this capcom story and photos.

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