Our big push to raise one million meals this summer through the Summer Meals That Matter campaign would not be as successful without the support of individuals and campaigns in the community. Before we make the “big reveal,” we first want to highlight the heroes of the campaign: our supporters.
Today we learned that the KEYE-TV Food for Families drive raised an amazing 18,852 meals from donated pre-bagged food and funds from the scan tags at Randalls grocery stores.
In addition to promoting the food drive at Randalls, KEYE-TV and Telemundo covered the hunger crisis facing our community, keeping reporters like Fred Cantu busy. Fred talks with Joanna Linden to learn why summer is our busy season, which makes the KEYE-TV Food for Families drive so important.
He later took a trip to Temple to see how we help save our agencies time and money by delivering donated food. In the interview, Fred learns that some partners would only be able to serve a small fraction of their population without our help.
While visiting our headquarters in South Austin, Fred shared how we keep up with the growing demand for healthier foods like fresh fruits and vegetables.
Joanna visited the KEYE-TV studio to share her tips for participating in the food drive and what food donations make the most impact for our clients.
Connie Yates with Randalls shared how easy it is to use the pre-packaged bags at the store.
Thank you to everyone who has donated to support this campaign. Stay tuned for more heart-felt “thank yous” in the coming days.