25th Annual Hungerthon

25th Annual Hungerthon

July 24, 2023 in Harvest Time Newsletter

When the school bell rings on Friday afternoon, one in seven children in southwest Missouri are not looking forward to a break – they’re dreading a weekend without food. Through the Weekend Backpack Program, children can rest assured that they will have meals to last the weekend.

For this year’s 25th annual Hungerthon, hosted by iHeartRadio’s Springfield stations, we’ve set a goal to sponsor 700 children with a full school year of weekend meals. Here’s how you can help: We’re looking for matching sponsors to inspire listeners when they tune into Alice 95.5, 105.9 KGBX, 100.5 The Wolf and US97 during the on-air event on September 8-11. For more information, contact Jennifer Sickinger at 417-865-3411 ext. 110.

A donation of $360, or $30 per month, will help provide weekend meals for one child for an entire school year. Your contribution will help ensure kids have easy access to nutritious, child-friendly meals each and every weekend. To learn more, visit