The 24-Hour Telethon is back!
After a wildly successful year in 2012, the Food Bank and Gregory Ng of Freezerburns are coming together once again to hold the 24-Hour Telethon 2013 as a part of the national Hunger Action Month. Our goal this year? $50,000!
The 24-Hour Telethon 2013 will begin streaming LIVE from our Raleigh Warehouse at 12 noon on Friday, September 13 and continue through 12 noon on Saturday, September 14. The event will be hosted by Gregory Ng of the popular online frozen food review show, FreezerBurns and will raise awareness, funds and food as part of Hunger Action Month.
The telethon will be packed with entertaining activities and enlightening interviews. Events will include a Food Truck Rodeo, the Social Media Mixer, and a "Midnight Madness" volunteer activity. We'll have mascots, clowns, live music and even a dunk tank to encourage call-in donations!
You can get involved!
We needs lots of community involvement for 24-Hours of awesomeness! Your company can sign up to be a Partner of the Telethon, or become a Telethon In-Kind Partner with in-kind gifts such as prizes, giveaways, entertainment or food for the events. Help spread the word by using your social media channels to boost our viewing audience and encourage food and fund donations or hang our Telethon Flyer at your community centers or businesses. You can join us at our events or volunteer activities (sign up and more details coming soon.)
Last year, over $20,000 was raised, 12,000 pounds of food sorted by volunteers and 3,000 pounds of food donated! Over 13,000 unique viewers tuned in from 9 countries worldwide. Over 24,000 followed on twitter with an estimated 758,000 impressions. Eight local news stations covered the event with a total of 13 stories. Check out these highlights: