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March 27, 2024

Audacy Teams Up With Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to Provide Over 276,000 Meals for Region

Audacy raised funds to provide over 276,000 meals for people in need through Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The “Giant Eagle Feed the Need Radiothon” directly benefits those dealing with food insecurity in the Pittsburgh region. Audacy first launched the radiothon in April 2020  in response to the need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The radiothon has provided upwards of 3,376,000 meals in the past five years.

“Pittsburgh has once again demonstrated its generosity by coming to the table,” said Michael Spacciapolli, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Pittsburgh. “Witnessing the incredible support from this city is truly inspiring. We extend our gratitude to our partners and listeners who consistently lend a helping hand to our friends at Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.”  

“For the fifth year in a row, the Pittsburgh community has come together with its City of Champions mentality. We are so grateful for Audacy and its vast network of listeners and partners who make this radiothon what it is,” said Lisa Scales, President and CEO, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. “Since its inception shortly after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Feed The Need has been a testament to the incredible collaboration and support from our community to help our neighbors in need.”

“As a Pittsburgh-based food retailer, we are passionate about supporting the fight against food insecurity in our hometown,” said Jannah Jablonowski, Spokesperson, Giant Eagle. “We believe that everyone deserves access to quality, nutritious food, and we are pleased to once again partner with Audacy to support the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank as they help our neighbors in need.”

“Giant Eagle Feed the Need” was broadcast live on KDKA News Radio 100.1 FM and 1020 AM (KDKA-AM), 93.7 The Fan (KDKA-FM), 100.7 Star (WBZZ-FM), Y108 (WDSY-FM) WAMO 107.3 (WAMO-FM) on March 26 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey, along with current and former stars, personalities and executives from the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins, KDKA-TV and University of Pittsburgh all joined the stations to support the radiothon. Listeners were encouraged to donate online and via phone through the call center or text message.

Partners and sponsors who contributed to the Radiothon’s success include Giant Eagle, Allegent Federal Credit Union, Bill Few Associates Wealth Management, Bootay Bevington & Nichols, Bubba’s Gourmet Burghers & Beer, Butler Transit Authority, Centimark, Dollar Bank, Hampton Beer Outlet, The Jamie Cordial Hall Foundation, The John Keefe Restaurant Group of Oakmont, Kennywood, JP Roofing & Metal Buildings, Metropolitan Window Company, Millie’s Ice Cream, MSA Safety, Oakmont Bakery, Oaks Theater, Performance Food Service, Phase 4 Learning Center, Pittsburgh Housing Authority, Pittsburgh Regional Transit, Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium, Printscape, Red Ribbon Soda – Pittsburgh’s Pop, Salem’s Market & Grill, Santel Landscaping, Shults Ford, Slice on Broadway, South Hills Lincoln, South Side Plumbing & Heating, Spitzer Toyota, Stage AE, Steel City, Urbanowicz Jewelers, Vecenie Distributing Company, Wigle Whiskey.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank was founded in Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1980 to support those dealing with unemployment after the collapse of the steel Industry. Between March 2020 and February 2024, 152,972,347 pounds of food has been delivered across 11 counties of southwestern Pennsylvania through Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Audacy Pittsburgh partners with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank annually. For more information, please visit https://www.audacy.com/kdkaradio/news/local/2024-greater-pittsburgh-community-food-bank-feed-the-need.

The “Giant Eagle Feed the Need Radiothon” is a part of Audacy’s commitment to making a meaningful difference at scale. Audacy uses its reach and personal connection with listeners to advance causes that promote strong mental health and build sound communities.

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