Preston & Steve’s Camp Out for Hunger
May 20, 2013
93.3 WMMR-FM listeners have donated 627,678 pounds of nonperishable food items to feed the Greater Philadelphia area’s hungry. More than 313 tons filling 24 tractor-trailers were collected over a five-day live broadcast. This is the largest amount collected in the 15-year run of Preston & Steve’s Camp Out for Hunger. (Last year, WMMR-FM collected 576,687 pounds.) Though Preston & Steve encourage individual and business food donations, their listeners also donated more than $106,000 in cash.
For a week in late November, WMMR-FM’s Preston & Steve lived in the parking lot of the Metroplex shopping center in Plymouth Meeting, PA, broadcasting live each morning and collecting food for Philabundance. More than 30 celebrities/performers were in attendance to drum up additional support for the effort, including Philadelphia 76er Spencer Hawes, Philadelphia Flyer Scott Hartnell, former Flyer Bernie Parent, Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright, Pat Croce, Gaslight Anthem lead singer Brian Fallon, former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, Gary Hoey, Hal Sparks, Judd Apatow and Robert Irvine.
Philabundance notes that for each pound of food and for each dollar raised, three meals can be realized/provided. The donations from WMMR-FM’s one-week initiative mean more than 2 million meals for those in need in the Delaware Valley.
For the second straight year, Subaru of America provided the largest donation from a business – 326,479 pounds – scoring them a four-hour live Preston & Steve broadcast from their business headquarters in Cherry Hill, NJ.