Media company Entercom’s Los Angeles radio stations are taking part in a nearly month-long fundraiser that began Monday to benefit the Los Angeles Unified School District’s food centers, which have provided millions of meals to those in need since the start of the pandemic.
The Feed Our Families partnership with the LAUSD will continue through Aug. 28. Entercom stations 93.1 Jack FM (KCBS-FM), 94.7 The Wave (KTWV-FM), 97.1 AMP Radio (KAMP-FM), K-Earth 101 (KRTH-FM), KNX 1070 News Radio (KNX-AM) and KROQ (KROQ-FM) will encourage listeners to donate by texting “Need” to 76278 or visiting www.need.givesmart.com.
“Schools are a primary source of meals not only for many students but for their family members, as well,” said Jeff Federman, regional president of Entercom. “We’re delighted to partner with Los Angeles Unified School District to amplify our stations’ collective voice so no child or family member in Southern California goes hungry during these unstable times.”
Donations support the school district’s 63 Grab & Go Food Centers, which have provided more than 50 million meals to people who need them most in need, about one-third of whom are adults, since the program started in March.
“The need continues and so will our efforts until students can return to schools,” said LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner. “That will take money, and while we’ve raised more than $20 million from businesses and individuals, there’s still a gap.”
More information can be found at radio.com/feedourfamilies.
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