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Camping for Hunger Kicks Off With Ribbon Cutting

For the 14th consecutive year, The River 95.3 and WFTR/Fox Sports 1450 will be hosting ‘Camping for Hunger,’ from Monday, November 14th through Saturday, November 19th to raise food, monetary donations, and awareness of hunger in the northern Shenandoah Valley. Since 2008, donation totals for the Camping for Hunger Project have exceeded 176,000 pounds of food and supplies such as personal hygiene items, as well as over $135,000 in cash and gift cards. On average, the total amount of food and money collected each year provides approximately six months’ worth of food for C-Cap’s pantry program.

On-Air personalities Lonnie Hill, Randy Woodward, and Scott Bradley along with station owner, Andrew Shearer and other staff members will again take to sleeping on the bus, which will be parked at the Royal Plaza Shopping Center. During the week-long camp-out event, The River 95.3 will broadcast live asking for community support and donations for Front Royal/Warren County C-Cap’s food pantry. In-person collections will take place “camping week” at the bus, as well as at area businesses and organizations. A list of drop-off locations will be located on the station’s website, along with an online donation link, direct to C-CAP.

This year’s Camping for Hunger kick-off will take place at noon Monday, November 14th with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Front Royal/Warren County Chamber of
Commerce and will feature several area officials, dignitaries, and members of the media. Immediately following, Janet Michael will host a live “Valley Today” from the bus.
Royal Broadcasting President, Andrew Shearer commented, “For the 14th year, my staff and our neighbors will sacrifice a little of themselves, with either money, non-perishable food, or their time to help out those in need. And the need is greater than ever.” “Our partners for the past 13 years have included the Front Royal Police, Warren County Fire &
Rescue, Royal Plaza Shopping Center, Century Link, and C-CAP. These organizations help us with the set-up and resources necessary to undertake such a large event. And numerous local companies host in-house food drives, which help add to the totals and the support. All donations stay in our local community, “according to Shearer.

The River 95.3 and WFTR/Fox Sports 1450 are committed to continuing to serve the community through direct-involvement events and activities. For more information, contact the station: 540-635-4121; email: campingforhunger@theriver953.com or visit http://theriver953.com/campingforhunger.

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