CLASSICAL WQED-FM 89.3 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE HELPS GREATER PITTSBURGH COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
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July 19, 2013
CLASSICAL WQED-FM 89.3 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE HELPS GREATER
PITTSBURGH COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
PITTSBURGH- Classical WQED-FM 89.3 members helped support the station and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in early July. Each membership dollar pledged was matched by a pound of food donated to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank by both UPMC Health Plan and First Commonwealth Bank. A total of 25,000 pounds of food was donated during the drive. This drive marks the third time Classical WQED-FM 89.3 and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank have teamed-up.
The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank currently serves 120,000 people per month in eleven counties in Classical WQED-FM 89.3’s listening area. In 2013, the Food Bank projects that it will distribute more than 24 million pounds of food and groceries. Currently, the Food Bank has to purchase about 40% of the food it distributes.
“The Food Bank is so very thankful for this partnership with WQED-FM 89.3,” said Lisa Scales, chief executive officer of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. “The unwavering support of WQED-FM, its listeners and our community partners truly makes a difference in lives of the people we serve. From all of us at Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank – Thank you!”
WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 134 National and Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including two Emmy® Awards for Station Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqedfm.org; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and iQ: smartmedia, WQED’s Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).
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