KMJ/Fresno's 'Feeding Families Fund Drive #3' Breaks Records
September 22, 2016 at 2:24 PM (PT)
CUMULUS News-Talk KMJ-A-F/FRESNO teamed with local agricultural company GAR TOOTELIAN INC. and FRESNO-MADERA FARM CREDIT to raise $231k for the city's COMMUNITY FOOD BANK.
Last FRIDAY’s day-long broadcast at THE MARKET GROCERY STORE featured KMJ hosts JOHN BROEKSE, CHRISTINA MUSSON, RAY APPLETON and CHRIS DANIEL.
Listeners donated more than $154,000 in cash, with GAR TOOTELIAN INC. matching each cash donation with 50 cents for every dollar for a total of $77k, bringing the total cash donation to the COMMUNITY FOOD BANK to $231,000, far surpassing previous station fundraisers.
KMJ VP.GM PATTY HIXSON commented: “I’m overwhelmed by the support of our community. We can always count on the generosity of our highly-valued KMJ listeners. A special thanks to KAREN and GREG of GAR TOOTELIAN for their massive contribution and the hard work of our talented on-air team,”
Said GAR TOOTELIAN INC. Managing Partner KAREN MUSSON: “I continue to be amazed by the generosity of the community, growers and businesses in the CENTRAL VALLEY that helped us exceed our goal and raised more than a million meals.”
The funds will help the CENTRAL VALLEY’s less fortunate residents by providing more than 1.5 million meals.
Added COMMUNITY FOOD BANK Chief Administration Ofdficer KYM DILDINE: “We cannot adequately express our gratitude to GAR TOOTELIAN. With GREG and KAREN MUSSON’s generous 50% match, we were able to mobilize the community to donate $231,000 which will provide 1,575,000 meals to families in need right here in our community,”