Taking a Stand: War on Hunger

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The citizens of the Tri State are the most generous people in the world.

When disasters like the Japan Tsunami occurred, this region responded above the national average in donations.

That's no surprise to most of us, but what might surprise you is that people are going hungry every day right here in the Tri State!

That's why I ask you to join 14 WFIE this Friday and donate to the Salvation Army's War on Hunger.

Beginning Friday April 1st thru April 30th , Schnucks and the Salvation Army will be collecting non-perishable food at three Schnucks locations: west side, Washington Avenue and Newburgh.

The Salvation Army's Red Kettles will make a one day appearance that day for cash donations.

The need to feed the hungry is increasing, not decreasing.

These donations fed 44,000 meals last year.

In March this year, over 487 families were fed via the food pantry service.

That number is up 100 families from the same time last year. It's our stand that this is a great way to teach your children the importance of giving to the less fortunate, a life lesson we will need from future generations.

Channel 14 will be doing cut ins and reports all day Friday, and some of our news personalities will be on the west side Schnucks to say thanks.

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You can send a letter to me at: Nick Ulmer, WFIE-TV, and P.O. Box 1414, Evansville, IN 47701.

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