MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM Hosts Backpack Buddies Food Drive August 18
Radio Station Collecting Food Items for Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Program
MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM will host its annual BackPack Buddies Food Drive Thursday, August 18th to help the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (IFFS).
The drive will run from 6am until 6pm. Donations can be made at two different locations: Cary’s Crossroads Plaza and Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh.
MIX 101.5’s Backpack Buddies Food Drive is a joint effort between WRAL-FM and IFFS. The BackPack Buddies program provides weekend meals for children in need. Last year WRAL-FM, their listeners and other donors helped IFFS add more than 193 children to IFFS’ BackPack Buddies program – a 22% increase!
Over 91,000 children in a 7-county region rely on on free or reduced school lunches. The BackPack Buddies program provides backpacks filled with enough food for 6 healthy meals and 2 healthy snacks that kids take home weekends. The empty backpacks are collected after the weekend and refilled.
Click here for a list of items needed or click here to make a monetary donation online.
Backpack Buddies Challenge
MIX is encouraging listeners to take the challenge. The group who donates the most funds/food/packpacks will be awarded the coveted 2011 BackPack Challenge Award, experience the great feeling of making a difference in children’s lives, an interview on WRAL-FM, and bragging rights.
Find out more here.
Thanks to WRAL-FM for this capcom story.