102.9 WMGK’S Camp Satisfaction to Help Feed Those in Need in the Philadelphia Area When Rolling Stones Perform at Wells Fargo Center on June 18 and June 21
WMGK DJs Andre Gardner and Ray Koob will be camping out in an RV located in front of Wells Fargo Center collecting non-perishable food for Philabundance before both performances.
Bala Cynwyd, PA (June 7, 2013): When the Rolling Stones perform at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday, June 18 and Friday, June 21, 102.9 WMGK’s Andre Gardner (weekdays 2p-7p) and Ray Koob (weeknights 7p-Midnight) are asking concert goers to satisfy the hunger of those in need in the Philadelphia area by bringing non-perishable food items to the concerts.
All items will be donated to Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger relief organization. The two DJs will be collecting food donations and broadcasting live from an RV parked on the sidewalk in front of the Wells Fargo Center’s Broad Street entrance from 2pm to Midnight on both June 18 and June 21. The station has named this charitable effort, Camp Satisfaction. The name holds a dual meaning – concert goers will be satisfying the needs of the less fortunate in the Philadelphia region and the song ‘(Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ is one of the Rolling Stones’ biggest hits.
“Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation, Philabundance needs assistance feeding the needy in our area, all year long, especially when kids are out of school,” said Koob.
“When school’s out, families in need lack access to the free and reduced meals that their children receive during the school year and they look to Philabundance for assistance,” added Gardner. More than 325,000 children in the Delaware Valley get free & reduced meals during the school year.
Philabundance and MGK will have staffers on-site to assist Gardner and Koob in collecting donations. The station raised over 8,000 pounds of food (over four tons) for Philabundance in August of 2010 when Gardner camped out in an RV during Paul McCartney’s two concerts at the Wachovia Center (which is now the Wells Fargo Center). The station’s food collection campaign in 2010 was named, Camp McCartney.
Ray Koob hosts WMGK’s Rolling Stones feature, Jones For The Stones, Monday through Thursday nights at 10. Each evening, he plays three songs in a row from The Rolling Stones.
Tickets to see the Rolling Stones at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday, June 18 and Friday, June 21 are available now at ComcastTIX.com.
Philabundance reduces hunger and food insecurity in the Delaware Valley by providing food access to people in need in partnership with organizations and individuals. Philabundance provides a full plate of services through neighborhood distribution programs and a network of close to 500 member agencies in 9 counties. Philabundance serves approximately 65,000 people per week at a cost of 50 cents per meal. There are more than 900,000 people in the Delaware Valley who are at risk for chronic hunger and malnutrition. In 2012, Philabundance distributed nearly 25 million pounds of food. For more information about Philabundance, visit www.philabundance.org or call 215-339-0900. Visit us on Facebook, Facebook.com/Philabundance and follow us on Twitter, Twitter.com/Philabundance. If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, please call Philabundance’s Food Help Line, 800-319-Food (3663). .
102.9 WMGK-FM is owned by Greater Philadelphia Radio, Inc., a subsidiary of Greater Media, Inc., the parent company of 21 AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets. Greater Media also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey and several telecommunications towers located throughout the United States.
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