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The River 95.3 announces final Camping for Hunger totals

2 December 2020 Luray/Page County Shenandoah County Front Royal/Warren County Winchester Frederick County Clarke County Camping For Hunger News


For the 12th consecutive year, The River 95.3/WZRV hosted Camping for Hunger, in November to raise food, monetary donations and awareness of hunger in the northern Shenandoah Valley.  

2020 donation totals exceeded expectations for the year, with 7,000 pounds of food donated and nearly $11,700 in cash donations.  With the need ever-increasing and increased employment issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those totals will greatly assist C-CAP’s pantry program.  The cash donations alone equate to nearly 40,000 meals and cover six months’ worth of need, according to C-CAP President Larry Elliott. 

On-Air personalities Lonnie Hill, Randy Woodward, and Alyssa McBeth along with station owner Andrew Shearer and other staff members did not sleep on the bus this year, but instead hosted a virtual radio-thon for the week, from the parking lot of the WZRV/WFTR Studios at 1106 Elm Street in Front Royal. During the week-long campout event, The River 95.3 broadcast sought community support and donations for Front Royal/Warren County C-CAP’s food pantry. An online donation link direct to C-CAP, a 501-c (3) non-profit, was also provided. The link continues to be available via C-CAP’s website.  

Royal Broadcasting President, Andrew Shearer commented, “For 12 years now, this community has proven it supports its own. We’re merely the conduit for the great work individuals and businesses do in support of this mission. I’m truly humbled that we can be a part of it.” 

Since 2008, food donations have totaled over 120,000 pounds, with monetary and gift card donations nearing $68,000.  

Past supporters include the Front Royal Police Department, Warren County Fire & Rescue, Royal Plaza Shopping Center, CenturyLink, and C-CAP.  Numerous local companies and community groups host in-house food drives to help grow the totals and all donations stay in our local community. 

The River 95.3 is committed to continuing to serve the community through direct-involvement events and activities. For more information, contact the station: 540-635-4121; email: andrew@royalbroadcasting.net or visit https://theriver953.com/campingforhunger/ 

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