Nearly 320,000 children in southeast Michigan receive free or reduced-fee meals in school. That means when the school year ends, they become at risk of missing nutritious meals. Hunger Free Summer, underwritten by the Charter One Foundation, aims to provide 2 million meals during the summer months to ensure children in southeast Michigan do not go hungry. Donations are matched dollar-for- dollar by Charter One Foundation and 12 additional corporate sponsors. Every $1 donated provides six meals to hungry kids.
The special event Clear Channel Cares Community Food Drive will be held this Friday19, 10:00am - 2:00pm, for Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan at 24140 Mound Road, Warren, MI. At the special event:
· Clear Channel stations are broadcasting live from Gleaners Community Food Bank in Warren, asking listeners to drop off non-perishable food donations.
· 60+ Clear Channel employees and 20 young (children) volunteers will collect donations and pack bags of food to distribute to community centers throughout Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
· After dropping off donations, community members can register to win tickets to see Kid Rock, Justin Timberlake, Big Sean, Black Sabbath, Frankie Beverly & Maze, TGT, and Jay Moh
On-air talent will include: Spike and Shannon from Mojo in the Morning, Bryan and Stick from Channel 955, Jay Towers and Theresa Lucas from Fresh 100, Cheron from WJLB, Casey and Tanner from 106.7 The D, Tracey McCaskill from Mix 92.3 and Shep from WDFN
Seth Gold from truTV's Hardcore Pawn will be onsite from 11am to noon
Local recording artists: K'Jon, Enchantment, L.J. Reynolds & The Dramatics, and Mark Mixx & The Street Jazz Cartel
More information online at www.hungerfreesummer.org or by calling 866-GLEANER (453-2637). Text "EAT" to 85944 (a $10 donation will be added to donor's cell phone bill-message & data rates may apply)
Mail check to: Hunger Free Summer, P.O. Box 1380, Troy, MI 48099
INFO: Twitter @HungerFreeSummr and www.facebook.com/HungerFreeSummer