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WESH-TV and WKCF-TV Collect 4.4 Million Meals

Topic: Vaccine Education
Posted on 4/21/2020

Hearst’s NBC affiliate WESH-TV and CW affiliate WKCF-TV Orlando, Fla., collected 4.4 million meals for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida during a one-day telethon on April 21. Viewers were encouraged to donate on the station’s website to ensure safety protocols were met. Food banks have seen increased need due to the pandemic.

“With so many people out of work, and kids not getting school meals, we recognized early on the need for food in our community was at an all-time high, we knew there was a way to help,” said John R. Soapes, WESH’s general manager.

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