Beasley Media Group’s 93.3 WMMR-FM proudly announces the Preston & Steve Camp Out For Hunger event raised over 2.5 Million pounds of food and $1.4 Million dollars cash to benefit needy individuals and families residing throughout the greater Philadelphia area. Proceeds will directly benefit Philabundance, Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization which acquires and distributes food to help feed those in need, while also advocating for policies that increase food access.
Beginning at 6am on Monday, November 16th through 11am on Friday, November 20, 2020, legendary morning personalities Preston and Steve camped out and broadcast live in the parking lot of Xfinity Live!, located within the Wells Fargo Center Sports Complex, in South Philadelphia in an effort to collect food and monetary donations from listeners and businesses throughout the tri-state area.
The award-winning radio duo started their food drive back in 1998 after recognizing that hunger was a real issue in the Philadelphia area. Their initial goal was to raise one ton of food.
Dozens of local and national celebrities, performers, and athletes were either on hand, or ‘zoomed in’ this year to lend their support, including Jon Bon Jovi, Tiffany Haddish, Rob McElhenney, Michael Giacchino and Brad Bird, Brent Smith from the band Shinedown, members of the band Nothing But Thieves, Mike Kerr from the band Royal Blood, U.S. Senator Chris Coons, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola, comedian Tom Papa, ABC’s Ginger Zee, 6ABC’s legendary anchor Jim Gardner with Cecily Tynan and Ducis Rodgers, NBC10’s Tracy Davidson and Vai Sikahema, NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Michael Barkann, Scott Hartnell, Claude Giroux, James Van Riemsdyk from the Philadelphia Flyers, each of the ‘City 6’ NCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches, and many more.
While online and ACME in-store cash donations were the focal point to maximize social distancing, donations were accepted on site via a ‘Drive Thru’ system to make it contactless, while the volunteers loading the food were treated to free coffee in the morning, along with breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the day from event sponsors. Subaru of America provided the largest donation from a business, 752,632 pounds of food, earning them a live Preston & Steve broadcast from their headquarters in Camden, NJ.
PHOTO CREDIT: BP Miller/Chorus Photography
Photo (Top L-R): WMMR-FM’s Steve Morrison, Preston Elliot, and Kathy Romano; Nothing But Thieves’ Dom Craik and Conor Mason. (Bottom): Jon Bon Jovi.