Philadelphia, PA (December 4, 2018): Beasley Media Group’s 93.3 WMMR-FM is proud to announce 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 Philly, 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 U.S. Senators Christopher Coons (DE), Larry Farnese (PA), and Bob Casey, Jr. (PA), Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Claude Giroux, James Van Riemsdyk and Travis Konecny from the Philadelphia Flyers, the ‘City 6’ College Men’s Basketball Coaches, comedian Dana Gould, and many more.
Donors were treated to free coffee in the morning, along with breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the day. There were also plenty of prizes and incentives, as well as multiple free events at night, including a Preston & Steve Calendar Girl signing, a comedy night featuring Dave Attell, Rich Vos, and Louis Katz, and fun watch parties for Sixers and Flyers games. Wednesday’s show featured a mass wedding, where 120 people were married on site!
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.
Photo credit – Chorus Photography
- P&S on stage photo:
The Preston and Steve Show looking dapper at their Mass Wedding (L-R – Producer Nick McIlwain, Traffic/Co-host Kathy Romano, host Preston Elliot, Producer Marisa Magnatta, Host Steve Morrison, and Producer CaseyBoy Foster.