Washington, D.C. (Wednesday, November 16, 2022) – A rainy cold Tuesday across the DMV was not enough to dampen the spirits of the generous listeners of 96.3 WHUR. They dug deep in their wallets donating $30,000 and a truckload of non-perishable food to make sure needy individuals and families around the Washington region can put food on the table for the Thanksgiving holiday season.
It was all part of the station’s 44th Annual Food2Feed Radiothon. The donations go to help the Capital Area Food Bank and Shabach Ministries, Inc. to feed food insecure residents across the DMV. It is estimated that one in every 3 families across the region struggles to find food on any given day. “We know that inflation and the lingering pandemic continue to make it difficult for many to make ends meet. Events like Food2Feed provide a lifeline for those persons,” said Cynthia Terry CEO of Shabach Ministries.
From 6am to 6pm, the radio station committed its programming to share the stories and the messages about the plight of hunger in the District of Columbia and its surrounding suburbs. To add to the mission, dozens of Howard University students volunteered their time to stand outside in the pouring rain to help take monetary and canned food donations from motorists and pedestrians.
Listeners were encouraged throughout the day to go online to www.whur.com to make a donation or to drop by the radio station. They heeded that message from near and afar. Donations came in online from across the DMV, but also listeners outside the area joined in to give. “The power of caring and sharing is always so evident when we host Food2Feed. The generosity our listeners show to help others is truly inspiring and a blessing,” said WHUR General Manager Sean Plater.
“We got donations from listeners outside the region from the United Kingdom, Canada, and Florida just to name a few. I always say we have the best listeners in the world and Food2Feed helps to prove that point,” added Plater.
There is still time to give to make this Thanksgiving special for those in need. Just click the Food2Feed button on the website. The Food2Feed radiothon was powered by BZB, Macys, Truist Bank, and FedEx.