MIX Listeners Reach Out to Help Hungry Kids

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MIX Listeners Reach Out to Help Hungry Kids

Bill & Sheri
MIX’s Bill Jordan (right) & Sheri Logan do the morning show from Cary’s Crossroads for the Backpack Buddies collection.

On Friday, August 29, 2008, MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM held a food drive for the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s BackPack Buddies program.

Hundreds of people showed their support by dropping off items for the drive or making a monetary donation on-line. MIX 101.5 collected 7,116 pounds of food and almost $6,000 in monetary donations.

MIX 101.5 broadcasted live on-location in Cary’s Crossroads Plaza from 6 am to 6 pm Bill Jordan and Sheri Logan of Bill & Sheri in the Morning kicked off the event to encourage morning commuters to make a donation before heading out of town for Labor Day weekend.

Backpack Buddies donation
Generous MIX listeners show up with trunkloads of donations.
Renee Chou
WRAL-TV’s Renee Chou (center) gets into the action, interviewing Bill & Sheri for TV5 News.

The BackPack Buddies program provides school children who are on free or reduced lunch with six healthy meals and two healthy snacks for the weekend while they are away from school.

Truck
MIX collects multiple truckloads of food & backpacks.
Diane Ramsey
MIX’s Diane Ramsey interviews a young donor on air.

The program assists children in a seven county region including Wake, Johnston, Orange, Durham, Edgecombe, Chatham and Nash. You can make a donation on-line by visiting www.foodshuttle.org.

Thanks to WRAL-FM’s Luanne Tart for this capcom story & these capcom photos.

 

 

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