PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 17, 2021 – Entercom raised funds to provide over 650,000 meals for people in need through “Giant Eagle Feed the Need Radiothon.” The radiothon directly benefits Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and those dealing with food insecurity in the Pittsburgh region.
“This is a great example of Pittsburghers taking care of each other and using the power of radio to spread the message of the need in our region,” said Michael Spacciapolli, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Pittsburgh. “Helping the community is part of the fabric of what we do. On behalf of our amazing team at Entercom Pittsburgh, I want to once again thank our listeners for stepping up to help our neighbors in need.”
“For the second consecutive year, Feed the Need has been an incredible success,” said Lisa Scales, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. “Southwestern Pennsylvania showed once again the strength of our community when it unites in a time of need. Thank you to Entercom, Giant Eagle and everyone who supported radiothon.”
“We want to thank everyone who contributed to this year’s radiothon to support our neighbors in need,” said Jannah Jablonowski, spokesperson, Giant Eagle. “As we’ve seen countless times throughout the past year, the Pittsburgh community has very generously stepped up to support the vital work of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.”
“Giant Eagle Feed the Need Radiothon” was broadcast live on KDKA News Radio 100.1 FM and 1020 AM (KDKA-AM), 93.7 The Fan (KDKA-FM), 100.7 Star (WBZZ-FM) and Y108 (WDSY-FM) on March 16 from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. Pop country music duo Dan + Shay; singer-songwriter Daya; former NFL player Dan Marino; Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, Pittsburgh Pirates President Travis Williams; “Inside Edition” host Steven Fabian; Pittsburgh Steeler Cam Heyward; former Steelers Vance McDonald and Franco Harris; former WWE wrestler Kurt Angle; rapper FRZY; University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball head coach Jeff Capel III; University of Pittsburgh head football coach, Pat Narduzzi; and University of Pittsburgh basketball color analyst Curtis Aiken all joined the stations to support the fundraiser. Listeners were encouraged to donate online and via phone through the call center at Doubletree Greentree or text message.
Partners and Sponsors who contributed to the Radiothon’s success include Giant Eagle, Citizens, Edgar Snyder & Associates, Greenawalt Roofing, Pittsburgh Works Together, Doubletree Greentree, Highmark, UPMC, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins, MSA, 84 Lumber, Bootay, Bevington & Nichols, Fox Chapel Advanced Dental Care, Impact HVAC, Pool City, Poillucci Plumbing, Baseball Card Castle, Bill Few Associates Wealth Management, JP Roofing; Hampton Beer Outlet, Lachina Drapery & Blind Factory, Lynch Golf Sales, Matt Mertz Plumbing, Michael Newell, State Farm Insurance, Mr. Waterheater, Nasco Roofing & Construction, Pool City, Poillucci Plumbing, Third Generation Santel Landscape and Design, Shutls Ford, The University School Urbanowicz Jewelers, and Vecenie Distributing Company.
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank was founded in Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1980 to support those dealing with unemployment after the collapse of the steel industry. Between March 16, 2020 and February 28, 2021, over 46 million meals were delivered across 11 counties of southwestern Pennsylvania through Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s network – a 9.2 million meal increase from the year prior. Entercom Pittsburgh partners with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank annually. For more information, please visit KDKARadio.com/feedtheneed.
Entercom is committed to supporting the health and success of the communities that are the heart of its business. The “Giant Eagle Feed the Need Radiothon” is a part of Entercom Serves, social impact platform dedicated to supporting the health and success of the communities that are the heart of its business. Entercom unites with its listeners, brands and employees to create positive impact through 6 pillars of commitment: Children’s Health, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Civic Education, the Environment, Mental Health, and Veterans & Service Members
About Entercom Communications Corp.
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