Before his passing, each year NBC15 Share Your Holidays to eliminate hunger campaign Co-Founder and News Anchor Mike McKinney would respond the same way when asked how many meals he wanted to raise, “Just one more meal!”
In 2017 the NBC15 Share Your Holidays campaign raised more meals than ever before…4.18 million meals. Our goal this year… “One More Meal”.
We know the power of a meal. A meal can be the difference between:
- A passing and a failing grade on a test in school
- A mom being able to share a meal with their child instead of having to give her portion to the child
- A senior taking a full dose of their medicine, or having to cut the pill in half to save money
In the words of Stacie, a client from one of our rural areas, “Nobody can begin to know what it’s like to open a cabinet and have nothing in there, so to open a cabinet and have food in there… there’s no words to describe it.”
As you can see, a meal is so much more than “a meal” to those struggling with hunger. A meal is comfort on a trying day. A meal is the return of innocence to a child’s face. A meal is hope for a better tomorrow.
Join us during the 2018 NBC15 Share Your Holidays to eliminate hunger campaign and help us provide “One More Meal”!
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