WDEL's Feed-A-Friend food drive managed to raise thousands of dollars for those most in need for the 13th year in a row.
On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, the Newark Area Welfare Committee, Emmanuel Dining Room, YWCA Delaware, Sunday Breakfast Mission, and Horizon House benefited from the generosity of Delawareans and those beyond state lines.
By 6 p.m., donations from those who wanted to help stock the shelves of Delaware's food pantries and shelters and assist community members who find themselves in a time of need had surpassed $6,205. Among the more special moments Tuesday was a visit from loyal listener, 6-year-old Jonathan, who made an appearance at Dunkin' from Smyrna to provide an in-person donation of $50.
It was a special moment in WDEL's Feed-a-Friend fundraiser, and one that will make you reali…
WDEL News and Programming Director and host of Delaware's Afternoon News, Chris Carl, spent almost 14 hours on-location producing the event and delivering the news.
"We had the beneficiaries come in throughout the day to tell how they are going to use this money to help people who are less fortunate, homeless, and who really need the help. It help gives them a meal, which we all take for granted on any given day," said Carl. "We will certainly continue to accept donations, even though the broadcast has ended--it's so fulfilling to be able to do that and know that you're helping these people who need the help, need a meal and are less fortunate. We, at WDEL, are so happy to do this, proud to be a part of this community and want to give back with any opportunity that we can."
Volunteer opportunities are available with Feed-a-Friend beneficiary, and donations are still being accepted.