Audacy Teams Up With Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to Provide Over 350,000 Meals for Region
PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 30, 2023 – Audacy raised funds to provide over 350,000 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.
“This is what Pittsburghers do,” said Michael Spacciapolli, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Pittsburgh. “Time after time I am amazed at the incredible generosity and support that our city shows to each other in any time of need. We are so grateful at Audacy Pittsburgh to all of our partners and listeners who stepped up once again to help our friends at The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.”
“The Food Bank is proud to partner with Audacy on the Feed The Need radiothon,” said Lisa Scales, President and CEO, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. “What started in response to the pandemic has now grown into an annual event that raises enough money for hundreds of thousands of meals for our neighbors in need. It reflects the power of community and how together, we can achieve lasting solutions to hunger and its root causes.”
“We are so appreciative of each and every person who chose to support the incredible efforts of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank by participating in ‘Feed the Need,’” said Jannah Jablonowski, spokesperson, Giant Eagle. “Pittsburghers never fail to show up for one another, and we are in awe of how that generosity is once again shining through.”
“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 25 from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. Current and former stars and executives from the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates 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, 84 Lumber, Aetna Medicare Solutions, Bill Few Associates Wealth Management, Power of Bowser, Bubba’s Gourmet Burghers & Beer, CentiMark, Cody Sabol, Dynegy, Evey & Sarver True Value, Friends for Kahari Mosley, Hampton Beer Outlet, Isaly’s & Beanos Deli Condiments, Metropolitan Window Company, Monte Cello’s Restaurants, MSA Safety, Nemacolin, Nest Expressions, Noah Gabriel & Company, Oakmont Bakery, Performance Food Service, PITTSBURGH Cultural Trust, Santel Landscaping, Slice on Broadway South Hills Lincoln, Spitzer Toyota, Steel City Brand, Tri State Office Furniture, UPMC Life Changing Medicine, Urbanowicz Jewelers, Vecenie Distributing Company and Washington Christian Outreach.
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 16 and December 31, 2020, over 36.6 million pounds of food was 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/feed-the-need-2023.
Audacy is committed to supporting the health and success of the communities that are the heart of its business. The “Giant Eagle Feed the Need Radiothon” is a part of Audacy Serves, the Company’s social impact platform that raises awareness of social issues and brings communities together for good. Audacy unites with its listeners and brands to support sound communities through several pillars of impact: mental health and anti-bullying, veterans and service members, children’s health, the environment, civic education, and diversity, equity and inclusion.
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