Food for Friends

WDTN-TV kicked off its 39th annual Food for Friends campaign Wednesday, November 11th and the campaign ran through Thursday, December 24th, with corporate partner Kroger.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the campaign went virtual this year and the familiar Food for Friends barrels were not placed in area Kroger stores.

Thanks to your generosity, we raised a whopping $60,370 this year! The Foodbank said they saw many new donors this year and received several donations of $1,000.

Those still interested in helping our neighbors in need can make a donation by clicking this Donate Today button

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“During this unprecedented year, our local food banks have been instrumental in helping thousands of Miami Valley residents and they need our support more than ever,” said Joe Abouzeid, WDTN-TV Vice President & General Manager.  “We know our barrels have become a tradition for many, but we’ve worked with our partners on convenient ways you can still help feed families in need this holiday season.”

Since 1982, the Food for Friends campaign has collected and distributed nearly 14 million food items to families in need through The Foodbank of Dayton and other food pantries throughout the Miami Valley. Every dollar raised online and during our Food for Friends telethon will go directly to our local food banks.

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