Erasing Hunger One Can at a Time, Knoxville TN

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty - Angie Cody Team TN RE Lic# 323112
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child cookingFor the last 26 years, starting the day after Thanksgiving, local classic rock radio station WIMZ teams up with Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, for Camping for Cans. Radio personality Billy Kidd is camping, with a huge trailer, in front of Knoxville Wholesale Furniture on Kingston Pike, erasing hunger one can at a time.


Second Harvest serves 18 counties in east Tennessee, and shares some horrifying stats:

 

  • 1 in 5 east Tennesseans will go hungry tonight;
  • 40% of those are children;
  • The working poor are the largest portion of people that seek assistance;
  • There are more people seeking food than food coming in

 


Interestingly, Knox County has the largest number of at risk for hunger at 60,730 people, and yet, the lowest poverty rate of the 18 counties Second Harvest serves.


Stop by the trailer in front of Knoxville Wholesale Furniture, and say "Hi" to Billy Kidd. If you have forgotten to pick up some cans to add to the huge trailer, a $20 donation (that will feed a family of 4 for a week!) will get you a 2011 WIMZ Camping for Cans Limited Edition T-shirt.


We can all help by erasing hunger one can at a time.

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Chiara

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Rainmaker
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Al Raymondi
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That's a terrific promotion Chiara, I hope they need to replace that trailer when it fills up.

Nov 27, 2011 04:42 AM #1
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Chiara Petro
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Al, they actually do add a second trailer, at least during the past couple of years. So, yes, a very worthy cause that can really make the difference in another's life.

Nov 27, 2011 11:10 AM #2
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EC, JF, Double R and Zoey the Cool Cat
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A few of our food banks went out of business during the recession because those who had lost their homes due to unemployment or sickness had no income at all. It's been such a discouraging time in America.

Nov 27, 2011 01:55 PM #3
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Chiara Petro
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Eric, even Second Harvest is having a hard time keeping up with the demand. I quite agree, it is a depressing time.

Nov 28, 2011 12:14 AM #4
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Carol-Ann Palmieri
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Hi Chiara.   1 in 5.   That is just wrong.    Good post to raise awareness for this and to promote donations.

Nov 28, 2011 12:44 AM #5
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Tammie White, Broker
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I hope this post brings lots of people to Billy Kidd's trailer to donate. Such a worthy cause.

Nov 29, 2011 10:38 AM #6
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Chiara Petro
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Cal, yes I agree, that many people going hungry is wrong. 

Thanks, Tammie, I hope a lot of folks stop by. Too many people in need these days

 

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