Beasley Media Group rocker 93.3 WMMR/Philadelphia has announced that the 21st Annual Preston & Steve Camp Out For Hunger yielded record-setting food donations.
From 6am Monday, November 26th through 11am Friday, November 30, 2018, station Morning Personalities Preston and Steve lived in the parking lot of Xfinity Live Philadelphia, located at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia, soliciting food donations from listeners and businesses in the greater Philadelphia area.
A total of 1.826 Million pounds of food (approximately 913 tons) and $198,188 in cash were collected as a result of the event. Thanks to the generous support of the community, these donations will provide over 2.2 million meals for individuals and families in need.
The legendary radio duo started their food drive back in 1998 because they believed hunger was a real issue in the Philadelphia area and needed to be addressed. Their initial goal was to raise one ton of food, which they achieved.
Dozens of local and national celebrities, performers, and athletes were on hand to lend their support, including Philly Mayor Jim Kenney, Claude Giroux, James Van Riemsdyk and Travis Konecny from the Philadelphia Flyers, the ‘City 6’ College Men’s Basketball Coaches, and many more.
Subaru of America’s donation of 554,026 pounds of food (the largest donation from a business) earned them a live Preston & Steve broadcast from their headquarters in Cherry Hill, NJ.