Please Support the 34th Annual Food Share Radiothon, Chamber Office is Drop-Off Site
The 34th Annual Food Share Radiothon will be held from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Thursday, March 28, 2013. The Radiothon will be broadcast live over WESO The Spirit 970 AM and will be hosted at the radio station on Foster Street which will serve as the main collection point with other collection points in Southbridge, Sturbridge and Webster.
An appeal is being made for local church leaders, business people and organizations to get involved and/or come to the station to be interviewed on the air.
For scheduling an interview or for any further details please call Ray Fournier days at (860) 630-4478 or evenings at (508) 347-7419.
Food Share, President
The Chamber office/Visitor Info Center at 380 Main Street, Sturbridge will serve as a drop-off site for non-perishable food donations. You may bring your donation to the Chamber office from March 18-27. We will deliver to the Radiothon on March 28. Thank you for your support!
March 11, 2013
Dear Community Member,
It’s that time of the year again, the holidays are behind us, spring will soon be here and we celebrate Easter weekend early this year as it falls in the month of March, hopefully we will have a nice warm and dry weekend.
As usual our annual Food Share Radiothon, this year is our thirty-fourth, will be held on the Thursday before Easter, the date is March 28, 2013 and we will be broadcasting live from 6:00 AM until 6:00 PM on WESO AM Spirit 970. This will be our ninth year back home on the Spirit and we look forward to seeing and hearing from all our friends who will stop by or call the station to join us for a few minutes.
The Radiothon is our only fundraiser and is our primary source of income, the outcome of the Radiothon will determine how much support we will be able to give to our clients.
The number of clients using the pantry has increased at an incredible pace over the last few years.
Year Families Adults Children People
2006 1071 1854 1716 3570
2007 1348 2280 1846 4126
2008 1648 2938 2249 5187
2009 1751 3203 2230 5433
2010 1673 3059 2197 5256
2011 2158 3988 2957 6945
2012 2372 4458 2813 7271
In addition we gave out over 400 turkeys with all the trimmings at our annual Thanksgiving giveaway and over 100 more at Christmas for a total of well over 500 turkey meals.
Please donate to this year’s event. We encourage you to place a jar or bucket in the company cafeteria or employee break room, as most people would gladly donate a few dollars if just given the chance. Perhaps you own a restaurant of some type and would like to donate but can’t, think about a donation of coffee and donuts in the morning for our workers or pizza or grinders for lunch, there are many ways to help that will make a big difference in how successful our day will be, again please call me at (508) 347-7419.
This year, as always, we need a greater presence from the business community – if your company can make a donation, please have a representative come to the Radio station and make the presentation on the air. You may speak about your company, and its involvement, and commitment to the community. Trying to fill 12 hours of air time is a challenge every year; please help by spending a few minutes with us. We welcome you any time during the Radiothon, or, should you prefer to schedule your on-air appearance, please call me at (508) 347-7419.
On behalf of the Food Share volunteers, and myself, I would like to thank you in advance for your participation, and support. It is only with your generosity that thousands of local families can be fed.
Food Share, President