Audacy Raises Over $470,000 for Second Harvest Heartland
PHILADELPHIA, PA – February 4, 2022 – Audacy raised over $470,000 to benefit Second Harvest Heartland during Minneapolis station 830 WCCO’s (WCCO-AM) “Let’s Kick Hunger Day Radiothon,” presented by Lindus Construction, Land ‘O Lakes and Compeer Financial. The amount raised during the 13th annual radiothon, held on February 2, brought the overall fundraising total to over $3 million since 2009.
“I speak for our entire WCCO team to share how proud we are to partner with Taste Kick Hunger Challenge and Second Harvest Heartland in fighting hunger,” said Jeff Gonsales, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Minneapolis. “We are moved by the outpouring of financial support from WCCO’s listeners. This donation means that Second Harvest Heartland will distribute more than 1.4 million meals to Minnesota families in need.”
“One of our values at Second Harvest Heartland is ‘we’re all in this together,’ which rings true when reflecting on the many champions and partners that made Let’s Kick Hunger Day a success,” said Barb Brotherton, Director of Community Engagement, Second Harvest Heartland.
For the second consecutive year, the radiothon was conducted remotely, live on 830 WCCO on February 2 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT. Station hosts spoke with members and clients of Second Harvest Heartland, as well as current board members and other leaders in the community fighting against hunger. Interviews for the day included Minnesota state senator Amy Klobuchar; Rachel Sosnowchik, public affairs specialist, Second Harvest Heartland; Morgan Kinross-Wright, vice president of community relations, Land O’ Lakes; Rob Hebrink, president and chief executive officer, and John Monson, chief mission and marketing officer, Compeer Financial; Andy Lindus, president, Lindus Construction; Robin Manthie, director, Minnesota Central Kitchen; Ryan Tanke, chief operating officer, Minnesota Timberwolves; Chris Finch, head coach, Minnesota Timberwolves, and more. Listeners were encouraged to donate via phone banks.
Second Harvest Heartland was created on October, 1, 2001, when Second Harvest Great Minneapolis and Second Harvest St. Paul joined forces to bring together more than 44 years of combined history and experience to the fight against hunger. Second Harvest Heartland is among the nation’s largest, most effective hunger-relief organizations.
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