Feder: Broadcasters statewide band together to raise cash for food banks
Television and radio stations throughout Illinois are teaming up to relieve shortages at food banks in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Robert Feder writes.
Starting with a daylong public-service marathon Thursday, Illinois Broadcasters Association in partnership with Feeding Illinois will seek online donations from viewers and listeners at www.FeedingIllinois.org/unite (or text FEEDIL to 91999).
Illinois Broadcasters Uniting Against Hunger will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Northern Illinois Food Bank and six other regional agencies affiliated with Feeding Illinois.
"Illinois Broadcasters have joined together during these extraordinary times," said John Idler, board chairman of the IBA, and president and general manager of ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7. "The need to shore up food supplies and help feed the hungry has never been greater. The IBA has a long tradition of rallying our members in times of crisis. We have never been prouder to serve the people of Illinois."