The BOB & TOM Show To Air The “Radio Cares: Feeding America Emergency Radiothon”
Host Tom Griswold and the Cast of “The BOB & TOM Show” to Raise Funds for Feeding America and Its 200-Member Network of Local Food Banks Across the U.S.
The BOB & TOM Show announces that it will be an active participant in the “Radio Cares: Feeding America Emergency Radiothon”, a one-day fundraising event on Thursday, April 30th, benefiting Feeding America, the largest hunger relief organization in the U.S. All funds raised will go directly to Feeding America to support its 200-member network of local food banks across the U.S. The “Radio Cares: Feeding America Emergency Radiothon” will air on The BOB & TOM Show’s more than 100 affiliate stations nationwide this Thursday, April 30th. To donate to help fight hunger in America, please visit: www.radiocares.org or text “Feed” to 95819. All donations go directly to Feeding America for their distribution to local food banks.
Feeding America established the COVID-19 Response Fund on March 13th. Since then, Feeding America has distributed $112.4 million and over 94 million pounds of food to food banks across the U.S., helping provide nearly 79 million meals to people facing hunger. Feeding America announced earlier this month that an estimated $1.4 billion in additional resources will be needed over the next six months to sustain operations and continue to provide food for people struggling with hunger—a 30% increase to the baseline six-month operating costs of its 200 member food banks nationwide. U.N. experts foresee a second pandemic on track to follow COVID-19 – a global hunger pandemic. Now, more than ever, U.S. food banks need cash donations to continue to meet the needs of the growing number of people struggling to feed themselves and their families.
Tom Griswold, Host of The BOB & TOM Show, said: “We’re excited to be a part of this effort with many of our affiliates and colleagues. We are also donating ALL proceeds from BobandTomStore.com to Feeding America for the foreseeable future.”
Earlier this month, The BOB & TOM Show teamed with Citizens State Bank and Huse Culinary in Indianapolis to raise funds to supply boxed lunches for first responders and essential workers serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 2,800 meals were delivered by The BOB & TOM Show and its partners to area healthcare facilities as a result of that fundraiser.
The BOB & TOM Show is exclusively distributed by Westwood One, the largest audio network in America, which is also a major supporter of the “Radio Cares: Feeding America Emergency Radiothon”. Westwood One will air Thursday’s fundraiser across all of its 24/7 formats and on its national produced music shows and talk shows.