In just three days – in the dead of summer – Southwest Gas, Albertsons and the generous listeners of the KMLE Country 108 joined the morning team of Tim, Willy and Andrea to raise $40,000 and distribute more than 280,000 meals to the hungry of Arizona during the first annual “Make a Donation before Your Vacation” Food Drive from June 21-23.
US Airways put out the challenge to Valley companies to Send Hunger Packing this summer and Southwest Gas and Albertsons answered that call with matching donations of $10,000 to help make this drive a huge success. To all who donated – either by phone, internet or in person on Saturday at Albertsons locations manned by Tim, Willy and Andrea (Willy earns bragging right by collecting the most donations) we sincerely thank you for helping St. Mary’s at the most difficult time of the year.
Congratulations to Sharon Harbin of Peoria who took home the $750 US Airways travel voucher – she made and donation and now she gets to go on vacation! Tim & Willy are already plotting and planning for next year – we’ll see you then!
It’s one Valley institution helping another. Popular KMLE radio hosts Tim and Willy are hoping to help fill the shelves of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance during the summer months – when donations for the hungry decline while the demand for food spikes upward.
On June 21-22, the drive begins in-studio with Tim and Willy asking for donations to the Food Bank and interviewing special guests who are helping in the war against hunger.
Donations are accepted:
–Online at www.firstfoodbank.org (Look for the event logo/banner above and click!)
–By phone at (602) 343-2523 from 6-9 a.m. on Thursday and Friday (6/21 and 6/22)
–Food and Cash donations accepted on-site at three different Albertsons locations:
Westside Location: 8240 West Deer Valley Road, Peoria AZ 85213
Northeast Phoenix Location: 21001 N Tatum Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85050
Scottsdale Location: 11475 E Via Linda Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Then on Saturday June 23, Tim, Willy and Andrea take the show on the road, each hosting a drive at one of the Albertsons locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in hopes of raising more food and funds to cap the drive.
Southwest Gas has stepped up and will make a matching gift to those who donate on Thursday, while everyone who donates will be eligible to win a $750 in flight voucher from US Airways. So help the one in four children in Arizona who fight hunger every day. Make a donation … and we might send YOU on a vacation!