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6abc / Dunkin’ Donuts Holiday Food Drive is Happening Now!

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The need for food assistance in our area is greater than ever before, and the faces of hunger are looking more familiar. Last year’s 6abc / Dunkin’ Donuts Holiday Food Drive provided an estimated 175,000 meals, and all those participating this year are striving to exceed this number as hunger grows within our communities. The 6abc / Dunkin’ Donuts Holiday Food Drive is back and ready to help this holiday season. Each year, there are so many reasons to give, and now, there are so many ways to give.

“We are in the 28th year of the campaign to battle hunger in our communities.” says Bernie Prazenica, President & General Manager, 6abc. “Donating is as simple as a tap on your cell phone or a click on your computer. We encourage everyone to contribute. Every single can or click counts for families in need.”

Changing Face of Hunger Series
The season of giving begins on Tuesday, November 5th, with the airing of the first part of 6abc’s ‘Changing Face of Hunger’ special report series on Action News at 5pm. The weekly series airs every Tuesday throughout the month, concluding on Tuesday November 26th on Action News at 5pm.

Matt O’Donnell and Tamala Edwards introduce viewers to four individuals fighting hunger during the most trying moments of their lives. From a widowed, senior citizen bookkeeper struggling without social security, to a mother of six who was forced to foreclose on her home after losing her real estate license….this series will show viewers the real, positive impact Philabundance has across the region.

The Boy Scouts Bag Drop                                                                                                        On November 9th, empty plastic bags will be distributed to the doorsteps of nearly one million homes. Residents are encouraged to fill the bags with non-perishable food items for doorstep pick-up on the following Saturday, November 16th.
Watch the 6abc / Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade
Parade goers are urged to bring cans with them for donation, and toss them into the carts as the Boy Scouts make their way along the parade route. Together, we can make a difference in many lives this holiday season.

The giving season doesn’t end after Thanksgiving
6abc is proud to provide a continued opportunity for donation in a way that couldn’t be easier. All supporters have to do is go online to www.6abc.com/fooddrive to donate from now through December 31st with just a few clicks of the mouse.

A donation is also just a download away with the Dunkin’ Donuts mobile app. Dunkin’ Donuts and their franchisees in the Greater Philadelphia region will donate $1 to Philabundance and other regional food banks for every download of their app. Simply text DD THANKS to 80565 from Thanksgiving Day through Monday, December 31st.

From Friday, November 29th until Monday, December 31st, participating Acme Markets locations will be accepting cans of food and scanning donations of $1, $3, and $5 at checkout. Make sure to grab a few extra cans or add your donation at checkout.
With support from title partner Dunkin’ Donuts, food drive corporate partners, the Boy Scouts, and viewers, 6abc is working to fight hunger and make a positive impact on the community. 6abc is partnering with Philabundance, the largest food bank and relief organization in the region with ties to more than 500 other neighborhood organizations, to make a difference.

6abc’s corporate sponsors play a key role in the success of the food drive. Acme Markets offers simple cash or can donation options at checkout, and your Quality Plus Ford Stores are proud to donate volunteer hours in the fight against hunger. The 6abc / Dunkin’ Donuts Holiday Food Drive is also supported by the Hess Corporation and Verizon FiOS.

The 6abc / Dunkin’ Donuts Holiday Food Drive runs through December 31st. It is supported by on-air commercials featuring members of the Action News team. Go to www.6abc.com for complete details.

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