Thank You, WUTC Listeners: You Made A Difference

Oct 9, 2020

When you heard “one can make a difference” on WUTC during these challenging times, so many of you came forward to support your local public radio station – and to help feed people in need in your own communities.

On September 15th, you donated more than $25,000 to your NPR station – part of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga – during our One-Day Pledge Event, in partnership with The Chattanooga Area Food Bank. 

For nearly two weeks afterward, you gave an additional $5,000 online – bringing the total to $30,000.

Under the partnership, WUTC has contributed $3,000 – or ten percent of the total – to the Food Bank. 

That amount will pay for more than 12,000 meals across the twenty counties that the nonprofit serves in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia.

Throughout our pledge event day, you heard our multiple interviews with Food Bank staffers, who described their urgent needs to feed people made food insecure during the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout.

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank belongs to Feeding America, a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks, which last week projected a shortfall of six to eight billion meals across the country during the next 12 months – a gap that will widen even further with Federal food assistance programs set to expire in the coming weeks and months.

To support the Food Bank with your donation of money, food or time as a volunteer, please visit chattfoodbank.org.

Thank You From The Team At WUTC - And The Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

About The Photo:  WUTC presents $3,000 raised during its One-Day Pledge Event to The Chattanooga Area Food Bank.  Standing, left to right:  Haley Solomon, Rob Beckett and Alexis Smith of WUTC; Abbey Markus, Chattanooga Area Food Bank; Richard Winham, Bryan Lane, Dennis Parker and Ray Bassett - all with WUTC; and Shelley Armstrong, at far right, Chattanooga Area Food Bank.