WDTN-TV kicks off Food for Friends campaign


34th year of initiative to help stock neighborhood food banks

Staff report



DARKE COUNTY – WDTN-TV kicked off its 34th annual Food for Friends campaign November 11 and will run through Thursday, Dec. 24, with corporate sponsors Kroger, Dayton Power & Light Company along with the Utility Workers Union of America.

“Dayton is the fourth hungriest city in America and we know the need is greater than ever,” said Joe Abouzeid, WDTN-TV President & General Manager. “WDTN is committed to fighting hunger and helping Miami Valley families in need.”

Since 1982, when WDTN-TV developed the first Food for Friends campaign, over 13 million food items have been collected and distributed to needy families through The Foodbank of Dayton and other food pantries throughout the region.

Food for Friends barrels will be located in Kroger stores throughout Montgomery, Logan, Preble, Clark, Clinton, Miami, Shelby, Darke, and Greene counties.

Those wishing to donate food can find more information and convenient locations by visiting www.wdtn.com.

34th year of initiative to help stock neighborhood food banks

Staff report