Friday, March 12, 2010

Thanks for helping us feed the hungry

Hi, it's Sheila. I enjoyed catching up with old friends and meeting some new ones when I worked the Cincy TV Together food drive telethon at the WCET studios. It was great to see all of the Cincinnati broadcast stations putting aside competition to work toward a common goal: feeding people who need help, especially children and seniors.

Bear Clifton of the Brighton Center told me the agency is seeing a 100 fold increase in the number of requests for food assistance, and about 65 percent of those in need are faces they haven't seen before. It's a tough year for a lot of people.

Cincy TV together benefits the Brighton Center, Shared Harvest, and the Freestore Foodbank. When you make a pledge, you are asked for your zip code, so your donations stays right in your neighborhood.

I sincerely thank everyone who's helping, and I especially want to thank Mary Carrington and Linda Kohlhepp for personally directing their donations through me.

Even though the telethon is over, it's not to late to help. Barrels are up in Remke, Biggs, and Kroger stores, and you can find out more at

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