‘Operation 17th Annual: Hunger in the Rock’ will help feed food-insecure families this holiday season

‘Operation 17th Annual: Hunger in the Rock’ will help feed food-insecure families this holiday season

DJ Jickster appears with “Operation: Rock Out Hunger” donations. (File image provided by FeedMore WNY)

Thursday, November 10, 2022, 07:00 AM

The Food, Finance and Turkey campaign to take advantage of FeedMore WNY will run from November 15-22

The 17th annual “Process: Hunger in Rock” will bring together much-needed foodstuffs for needy western New York families this holiday season. From 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 22, 97 Rock’s DJ Jickster will live on the FeedMore WNY trailer in the parking lot of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital at 1540 Maple Road in Williamsville. DJ Jickster will raise money, non-perishable food, and frozen turkeys to benefit community members who depend on FeedMore WNY.

Motivation is a partnership between FeedMore WNY, 97 Rock, Kaleida Health and WKBW-TV Channel 7.

said DJ Jickster, Director of Marketing and Promotion for 97 Rock. “It is truly an honor to be able to be part of this campaign, and I feel so lucky to be supported by my employer, co-workers, sponsors, and of course all of the listeners who make Rock Out Hunger possible.”

At the start of the event, Kaleida Health and its affiliates across the four-county FeedMore WNY service area collected food donations from October 10 to November 8.

“We are honored to be part of ‘Rock Out Hunger’ for the fifth year in a row,” said Don Boyd, President and CEO of Kaleida Health. “Over the past month, 26 locations across Kaleida Health and our affiliates across Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties have collected non-perishable food items to ramp up for ‘Rock Out Hunger,’ and dozens of our employees will volunteer for ‘Rock Out Hunger’. ‘next week. We realize that too many individuals and families struggle for essentials, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to support our community in this way. We look forward to another successful ‘Rock Out Hunger’ event that will truly impact many in our community.”

A press release noted that “approximately 165,000 people across the four-county FeedMore WNY service area are food insecure, meaning they lack continued access to enough nutritious food to lead a healthy life. Putting food on the table, the holiday season can be especially stressful.”

“Holidays should be a festive season for food, family and friends, but for many in WNY facing food insecurity, the holidays are tough,” said WKBW-TV 7 Vice President and General Manager Mark Jaromin. Every day. Buffalo Strong must mean that no one in our community ever goes hungry, and until that happens, WKBW will continue to partner with FeedMore WNY, support amazing volunteer efforts, and highlight important community events like “Rock Out Hunger.”

FeedMore WNY President and CEO, Tara A. Ellis, “No one should have to worry about where their next meal is going to come from—during the holidays or when. Efforts like “Operation: Rock Out Hunger” allow FeedMore WNY to provide nutritious meals to children, families, food-insecure seniors and all A person among them across Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties Food connects us all, and we want to ensure that members of the community can sit down to a healthy meal with friends and loved ones We value the partnership between DJ Jickster, 97 Rock, Kaleida Health, 7-WKBW and all Our neighbors in western New York who will help us “Rock Out Hunger” this holiday season and beyond.”

In addition to the set in “Operation: Rock Out Hunger,” food and money donations can be dropped from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, and 8 a.m. to noon most Saturdays at the FeedMore WNY Distribution Depot at 91 Holt Street, Buffalo. Call FeedMore WNY at 716-822-2002 to schedule a Saturday donation delivery. To donate money online, visit www.feedmorewny.org/rock-out-hunger/.

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