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WKSU Hunger Challenge 2016

It's a difficult truth that many people in Northeast Ohio go hungry at some point each month. And, for the most part, living with food insecurity is invisible. Facing hard decisions about keeping a home heated and the electricity on vs. putting three meals on the table each day happens in households each day. It could be a professional suddenly downsized, a veteran who returns from a tour without a job, a family dealing unexpected medical expenses, or anyone experiencing sudden or building financial hurdles.

Hunger challenge

In what has become an annual tradition, WKSU hosts a Hunger Challenge between Thanksgiving and Christmas. During this limited time, donations to WKSU are matched by generous donors to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, the Cleveland Regional Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio. Your contribution supports the public radio news and information programming you rely on from WKSU while helping ease hunger for people in your community. 

Hunger challenge

Along with canned and boxed goods donated in food drives, food banks are equipped to use the money associated with the Hunger Drive to purchase fresh and bulk food at a wholesale price to assure clients have balanced meals.

Make a contribution to WKSU during the Hunger Challenge by clicking HERE.

Learn more about regional food insecurity from the Greater Cleveland Food Bank page HERE or by downloading PDFs from the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank at the bottom of this page.