WCMH, Nexstar’s NBC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, partnered with the Mid-Ohio Foodbank to raise almost $1.8 million in an 18-hour fundraiser last week. The Double Your Donation Day collected enough money to serve 7 million meals to central Ohio families. “I’m always awed by the kindness of our neighbors in Central Ohio,” said Ken Freedman, […]
The Double Your Donation Day collected enough money to serve 7 million meals to central Ohio families.
“I’m always awed by the kindness of our neighbors in Central Ohio,” said Ken Freedman, WCMH’s general manager, witnessing them share their blessings with others less fortunate reflects the best in our community.”
This is the fifth year WCMH has hosted the all-day fundraiser.
“It was a great team effort and community leaders at AEP, Kroger, Express, Alliance Data, Huntington Bank, Columbia Gas of Ohio, Big Lots and Mid-Ohio Foodbank deserve our thanks and recognition in stepping up to multiply the goodwill in our community,” said Freedman.
One in four children in the Columbus area struggle with hunger and one in six Ohioans is “food insecure.”
Money donated during Double Your Donation Day will stock the shelves for Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s network of more than 650 pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, senior living centers, day care and after-school programs in 20 counties in central and eastern Ohio.