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7,720 Meals to be donated to the Food Bank thanks to WHQR listeners and Bob Loweth

Thank you!! In the holiday spirit of giving, WHQR partnered with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina for this year-end pledge drive. Thanks to 386 generous supporters, nearly $29,000 was raised for your public radio station and investment advisor Bob Loweth will make a donation to the Food Bank to provide 7,720 meals. It was a remarkable day. Thank you!!!

The Food Bank has been providing food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties for 40 years. Four of those counties are right here in the Cape Fear region. Sadly, food insecurity remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. Almost 94,000 people in our region struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for a healthy life.

For every pledge made during today's one-day pledge drive, investment advisor Bob Loweth has made a donation* to the Food Bank to provide 20 meals for hungry adults and children in our region. 

*Mr. Loweth will be making a matching donation to WHQR at the end of the fundraiser. 

Mary Bradley moved to Wilmington from Los Angeles, CA in May 2007 with her husband Frank and twin baby daughters, Maggie and Kate. In California, Mary had been Drive Director and the producer of Elvis Mitchell's nationally syndicated public radio interview program "The Treatment" for public radio station KCRW for ten years. Mary was raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Boston University. Mary recently served as President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Cape Fear Chapter.