A Great Turn Out for Camp Out for Hunger 2013!
It’s hard to believe that another year of WMMR’s Preston and Steve Camp Out for Hunger has come and gone! 2013 was a special year for the event, ushering new changes to the annual week-long food drive and fundraiser. WMMR’s Preston and Steve set up their RV and camped out at XFINITY Live! at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia this year, where they broadcasted their morning show from Monday, December 2 through Friday, December 5.
Throughout the week, our supporters and WMMR listeners came down to Camp Out each day ready to fight hunger. Supporters were able to purchase bags of food to donate through the ACME Mobile Market, in addition to bringing food and financial donations from home. We also saw famous faces throughout the week who made it a point to help us fight hunger, including Governor Corbett, The 6abc Action New morning team, The Phillies Phanatic and so many more! All of the photos can be found on our Facebook page.
Local companies also did their part in supporting Camp Out for Hunger by donating thousands of pounds of food. Dietz & Watson donated 12, 900lbs, Subaru donated 341,029 lbs. and Acme donated a whopping 108,359 lbs.! We also received generous financial contributions from our friends at First Niagara Bank, who donated $25,000, and Comcast Spectator who donated $20,865, among countless other generous donations from companies across the region!
In total, the 2013 Camp Out for Hunger raised over $240, 521.97 and 772,461 LBS. of food, equaling 386 tons of food! The money raised by the event will make a direct impact in providing meals on the plates of our neighbors in need throughout the year.