Audacy Teams Up With Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to Provide Over 600,000 Meals for Region
PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 16, 2021 – Audacy raised funds to provide over 600,000 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.
“Pittsburghers help their neighbors in times of need,” said Michael Spacciapolli, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Pittsburgh. “Our community is at the core of everything we do at Audacy Pittsburgh. The results of the ‘Feed the Need Radiothon’ are a good showcase of radio’s power in our region. We are so grateful to everyone who contributed to make this another successful year.”
“We are so grateful for the support today from Audacy and its vast network of listeners and partners,” said Lisa Scales, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. “For three years now, this event has been a testament to the incredible collaboration and support from our community to help our neighbors in need.”
“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) and Y108 (WDSY-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, Bill Few Associates Wealth Management, Beano’s Deli Condiments, Diamonds Direct, Flynn’s Tire & Auto Service, Greenawalt Roofing, Highmark, Isaly’s, Living Treasures of the Laurel Highlands, MediConnect Insurance, MSA Safety, Nemacolin, Santel Landscape & Design, Shorkeymitsubishi.com, Spitzer Toyota, Topgolf, Tri-State Office Furniture, Total Sports Enterprises and Vecenie Distributing Company.
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 KDKARadio.com/feedtheneed.
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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