Hungerthon 2011 runs June 3 - 6. Please donate and feed a child in need.
We're raising money for Ozarks Food Harvest's Weekend Backpack program, which provides needy children with nutritious, easy to prepare food that they can take home each weekend.
30 schools in Southwest Missouri participate in the Backpack Program.
We've gotten our first donations, but we have a long way to go! Please help us reach our goal by calling 577-7955 or 1-800-757-9550.
We'll be set up in front of the Historic Tower Theater all weekend long so stop by and say hi!
Kevin and Liz broadcasting live for 27 hours this weekend!
Bart Brown from Ozarks Food Harvest gives an update. And thanks to Dave Bauer from Coyote's Adobe Cafe, Coyote's Nixa, Coyote's Dockside, and Mille's for sponsoring several power hours this weekend. You're the best Dave!
This is an alarming statistic and we're doing what we can to help.
Special thanks to Kevin from Backyard Burgers for setting up the grill and selling delicious burgers for Ozark Food Harvest!
These Hungerthon cuties came by for a Backyard Burger.
Thanks to Matt from Mille's for sponsoring Hungerthon and bringing us a delicious dinner for the staff and volunteers who are workigng so hard.
It was great to talk to Devon from Devo Olive Oil Company. Thanks for sponsoring Hungerthon!
At the end of day 1, we are at $50,730, which is awesome! But we are less than half way there.
Mike Landis from ky3 came to the event
We're moving the Apple up the board as we are filling these backpacks!
Adam and his sister are making Hope Cards for the kids in Joplin.
Adam supports Hungerthon every year. This year, he dropped of money he raised at his lemonade stand--over $50!! Way to go Adam!
Mario from Gamin Ride stopped by to say hi!
At 12:30, thanks to a very generous donation from the fabulous Niles, we are about halfway there!! Keep it coming Ozarks!!
The Joplin Shirt!
Designed by Dan Spencer of Hello I'm Dan
Cost $15 with sizes from S- XXL
100% of the goes to the Joplin Area Backpack Kids!
Ended Saturday with over $72,000! But we still have a long way to go!
We ended the day Sunday at $83,400 and we still have 4 hours to go on Monday. Please do what you can to help us reach our goal.
Here are a couple of notes from children who benefit from the Weekend Backpack Program.
A kid in Kevin's neighborhood dropped by his donation to help other kids in the Ozarks
Getting closer to our goal!
At 8:00 on Sunday, we were nearing $100,000
Thanks to Eric Zackerson from Patton Alley Pub for continuing to support Hungerthon every year
During our last hour of Hungerthon, we still had $20,000 to raise
Over 350 kids are now on the Backpack Program, but we still haven't reached our goal
Bart Brown of the Ozarks Food Harvest talking to Kevin & Liz on-air
Thanks for donating!
By 10:30 we had reached our goal thanks to 9 backpack matches by Kraft Foods!
Thanks to all of the listeners and donators who helped us reach our goal this year!
Everyone came out to celebrate reaching our goal
Thanks to Sarah, Kevin, Liz, Bart, and Denise for helping make Hungerthon a success!
This year we not only reached our goal of $125,000, but raised an additional $2,000! Thanks for donating, we appreciate your support!