Help WRAL-TV and MIX 101.5 Feed Hungry Kids Through 2018 Mediathon TODAY

2018 BackPack Buddies MediathonHelp MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM and WRAL-TV fight childhood hunger in the Triangle by contributing to the 3rd annual BackPack Buddies Mediathon Benefiting the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle today, Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

The drive runs from 6:00am – 7:30pm.

Bring your donation of non-perishable food or funds to any Food Lion in Wake, Durham, Orange, Chatham, Johnston, Nash or Edgecombe counties or donate online on July 18 between 6 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. 

Meet members of the WRAL-TV and MIX 101.5 teams at the Food Lion Food Lion in Lake Boone Shopping Center at the corner of Lake Boone Trail and Wycliff Road, where our team will accept non-perishable food, cash or check donations.

Here are ways your financial donation will help:

Sponsor a Child’s BackPack: $35 every month means that a child knows you’ll always be there. By becoming a recurring BackPack Buddies sponsor, you ensure that a child’s BackPack is full every weekend with six nutritious meals and six snacks.

A one-time $350 donation fills and fully funds one child’s BackPack for an entire school year.

We fight childhood hunger on every level! Your donation also helps fund hot summer meals, our food truck, nutrition education and school pantries. See how you can make a difference:

$100 funds 30 hot meals from the Food Shuttle Kitchen delivered to our child summer feeding partner agencies.

$500funds a day of free summer meals from our food truck. The “Mobile Tastiness Machine” drives into different low-income neighborhood sites each day to serve free healthy summer meals to kids.

$1,500 funds a cooking class for six weeks and a lifetime of healthy eating life skills for 15 students.

$3,000 funds a school pantry for a whole year. The Food Shuttle operates 25 school pantries in 4 counties, serving over 2,000 people every month.

Text “BackPack” to 33222 to donate any amount from your cellphone.

Mediathon Details
On 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.

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

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