During the week leading up to September 16th, food banks across 9 Bay Area counties were thrilled at the chance to share our mission to end domestic hunger with the audience of KGO Newstalk 810 AM, San Francisco.
In the weeks leading up to the September 16th radiothon to fight hunger, KGO broadcast interviews with Food Bank clients, employees and executive directors. Listeners heard touching stories like the mother who gave up her only meal for the day because her daughter was still hungry and the impact food banks have on communities in need (listen to recorded interviews here). As Food Bank employees, we were also humbled to be reminded of why we go to work every day.
Generous listeners have donated almost $200,000 to date, spread out among the participating food banks, with over $26,000 for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. With more checks still coming in we are calling this radiothon a big success. Thank you to KGO 810 AM for giving our clients a voice, and to all the participants who spoke so well on behalf of the hungry in the Bay Area.
Listen to the KGO interviews of Food Bank clients and staff here.