MIX 101.5 & WRAL-TV BackPack Buddies Mediathon this Wednesday

2018 BackPack Buddies MediathonDid you know?

  • 1 in 5 children in North Carolina is at risk of hunger
  • Close to 500,000 children are going hungry across our state
  • More than 118,000 children in the Food Shuttle’s 7-county service area applied to receive free and reduced price lunch. That’s almost 54% of school-aged children in these public school systems.
  • North Carolina has the 10th highest rate of food insecurity in the nation.

On July 18, MIX 101.5, WRAL-TV and the generous residents of the Triangle will join forces to raise funds and food donations in a day-long community event on TV, radio, and social media. The food and funds benefit Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s child hunger programs.

The 2017 mediathon raised nearly $200,000 and collected 10,000 pounds of food.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is feeding children at risk of hunger right now, and nurturing long-term solutions that provide access to fresh, healthy food.

Learn more about hunger in NC

2018 BackPack Buddies MediathonOn Wednesday, MIX 101.5 will be broadcasting live from the Food Lion off Lake Boone Trail in Raleigh, encouraging listeners to donate non-perishable food items and monetary donations for school children in need.

Food Lion
2420 Wycliff Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

WRAL-TV will air cut-ins throughout the day, including a one-hour special at 1pm and a half-hour special at 7pm.

Stay tuned to wralfm.com and WRAL.com for details.  And tune in to WRAL-FM and watch WRAL-TV’s various newscasts for more as Wednesday approaches.

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