The Daily Platter is the blog of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, located in Phoenix, Arizona.
They did it again! The Sixth Annual KSLX/Sleep America “Get in Bed with Mark” Food Drive was another huge success, with a record 171,000 meals collected for the hungry of Arizona from March 21-23.
KSLX’s Mark Mayfield cuddled up in a comfortable Sleep America bed for three days, collecting food and funds from listeners who visited him near Paradise Valley Mall and eight different Albertsons Food Stores around the Valley. Once again, Classic Rock listeners didn’t disappoint, pushing the total number of meals collected during the last six years to more than 700,000.
From those who came to drop some loose change in the bins to those who donated large amounts to help feed the one in four children affected by hunger in our state, we thank you on behalf of those in need. We heard several stories of those who have turned to the food bank in their time of need and are now in position to help others and are inspired by your perseverance.
Thank you to all the folks at KSLX, Debbie Gaby and her fabulous crew at Sleep America, our friends at Albertsons and a special thank you to Alice Cooper for donating his time and efforts to the drive.
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