$821K Raised to Fight Hunger in WhyHunger’s Hungerthon

hungerthon New York, NY (Dec. 22, 2014) – WhyHunger’s annual Hungerthon campaign raised $821,324 this year for the fight against hunger and poverty.  Together with partners SiriusXM and CBS Radio Group, the money was raised through the combined efforts of a national radiothon and online auction that featured one-of-a-kind donations of memorabilia and experiences with a-level musicians, celebrities and athletes. “For 29 years we’ve been honored to partner with leaders of the radio industry, listeners and artists to raise awareness and funds to support grassroots-led, sustainable solutions to hunger,” said Bill Ayres, WhyHunger co-founder and executive director. “This year we were overwhelmed by support with a record number of on-air interviews, innovative live events and continued donations from folks who share in our belief that nutritious food is a human right and that together we can build a world without hunger.“ Donations are accepted year round by calling 1-212-629-8850. If you know someone who is hungry, call the WhyHunger Hotline at 1 (800) 5-HUNGRY or visit Find Food (/findfood) to help them locate a local emergency food provider and other support services. Special thanks to Hungerthon 2014 Radio Partners: SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Sports Radio 66 and 101.9 FM, WFAN, WCBS Newsradio 880, 1010 WINS, 101.1 WCBS-FM, Q104.3, WOR 710 AM, 103.5 KTU, 106.7 Lite FM, Z100, Power 105.1 with support from WADO 1280 AM, WABC Talk Radio, 95.5 WPLJ, Fresh 102.7, 92.3 The AMP, NASH FM 94.7, 90.7 WFUV, WNBM 103.9, Rockland World Radio and SoundPress.com. To learn more, make a donation to Hungerthon or bid on our remaining auction items visit www.hungerthon.org

Debbie Grunbaum