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Topic: Vaccine Education
Posted on 5/14/2020
Quincy’s ABC affiliate WKOW-TV Madison raised nearly $30,000 for food pantries through an 18-hour text-a-thon.
The Feeding Hope event in May 14 was in partnership with the Community Action Coalition and was aimed at supporting local food pantries struggling to meet increased food demands due to the pandemic.
The $30,000 raised translates to more than 16,000 pounds in wholesale food value.
The total cash and food donations received during the Feeding Hope initiative will provide close to 18,000 meals to those struggling with food insecurity.
“We are overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of our community,” said Anna Engelhart, Station Manager of WKOW. “We cannot thank everyone enough for their participation in helping those in need.”
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