FoodBank24 A 24 Hour New Media Telethon

#FoodBank24: 24 Hours of Hunger Relief New Media Telethon


#FoodBank24 New Media Telethon
Show Schedule

The #FoodBank24 New Media Telethon will be hosted by Gregory Ng, Food Bank Social Media Ambassador and CMO of Brooks Bell, starting at noon on Friday, September 11 through noon on Saturday, September 12.

What will we do at the Telethon for 24 straight hours? Take a look at our preliminary show schedule below.

Additionally, we'll be giving away great prizes every hour to supporters of the show!

Schedule is subject to change...

Friday September 11, 2015

12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

  • Introduction and Telethon Team Interview (Jen Newmeyer, Jennifer Caslin, Lauren Landis, Molly Rivera)
  • National Anthem: Amanda Bell (NHL Carolina Hurricanes Official Anthem Singers)
  • Faye Prosser, WRAL Smart Shopper
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm Power Hour Partner: Dude Solutions, Jessica Lee
  • Carolina Rollergirls
  • Lunch for 1 pm Volunteer Session Participants

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Volunteer Session (Slots available! Sign up now.)
Donate b/t 1-2pm: Eligible to win a hotel stay at Embassy Suites or Hampton Inn & Suites at Brier Creek in Raleigh
Donate b/t 2-3pm: Eligible to win Carolina Brewing Certificates

  • Wilkinson Supply Company, Audrey Loder
  • Coleman, Cary Coaching Precision Food Drive
  • Staff Interview: Lance Barton, Greenville-New Bern Branch Director
  • Staff Interview: Jerry Turner, Dispatch Supervisor
  • 2pm Patron: Brooks Bell
  • Staff Interview: Brad Blackwell, Food & Nutrition Services Program Supervisor
  • Urban Ministries of Wake County, Peter Morris
  • Volunteer Feature: Top Fundraisers from 1 pm Session

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Donate b/t 3-4pm: Eligible to win Carolina Hurricanes Autographed Hockey Stick

  • Staff Interview: Zach Nissen, FNS Outreach Coordinator
  • Mt. Olive Pickle, Lynn Williams
  • Nello's Italy, Neal McTighe #SauceSelfie
  • United Way of the Greater Triangle, Irene Godinez
  • DUNK TANK: Jean Davis, MCNC President
  • Mackenzie Hinson, Make a Difference Food Pantry

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Volunteer Session (Slots available! Sign up now.)
Donate b/t 4-5pm: Eligible to win a hotel stay at Hilton Garden Inn at Crabtree in Raleigh
Donate b/t 5-6pm: Eligible to win Durham Bulls Game Tickets

  • NC State Fair/NC Ag, Jen Kendrick
  • DSI Comedy, Andrew Aghapour & Ashley Melzer
  • Inci Dannenberg, Board Member with Bayer Crop Science
  • Wool E. Bull, Mascot of the Durham Bulls Baseball Team
  • Ellie McNamie, "Run for the Hungry" Fundraiser
  • Dave Minnich, NetApp Volunteer Extraordinaire
  • Cedar Creek Gallery, Jennifer Stas
  • Jessica Holmes, Wake County Commissioner
  • Volunteer Feature: Top Fundraisers from 4 pm Session
  • Dinner for 4 pm Volunteer Session Participants

6:00 pm to 7 pm: Sandhills Branch Event Cut-In

  • Sandhills Branch Staff Introduction
  • Moore County School Board Members
  • Partner Agencies: Restoring Hope Center, Boys and Girls Club, Christian United Outreach
  • EFNEP Healthy Cooking Demonstration
  • Partner Agencies: Bethesda Presbyterian, Partners in Ministry, Blue Angel Outreach
  • George Norman, Chairman of Sandhills Regional Council

7 pm to 11:59 pm
Donate b/t 8-9pm: Eligible to win a hotel stay at Hampton Inn at Crabtree in Raleigh
Donate b/t 9-10pm: Eligible to win a Marbles Family Pack of 4 admission vouchers

  • Chef's Academy Cake Decorating Contest
  • Staff Interview: Charlie Hale, VP of IT and Operations
  • Firewurst, Dan Morgenstern
  • Staff Interview: Charles Burton, Director of HR
  • Yelp NC Triangle, Lauryn Colatuno
  • 2TelethonGirls Vocal Performance, Jenny Farrell & Danela Randolph (8:45 & 10:45)
  • Go Orange with Chef Rob Newmeyer

Saturday, September 12, 2015

12:00 am to 5:00 am

  • Greg Marathon Sorting Event: 1,000 pounds in 5 hours
  • 3D Printer Creates Carrot in 6 Hours

5:00 am to 9:00 am

  • 7 am - 9 am Guest Hosts: Social Media Ambassadors Ashley Holmes & Joshua McKinney
  • Staff Interview: "Emika", Emily Lumkin & Annika Johansson, Volunteer Coordinators
  • Sunrise Veggie Yoga, Blue Lotus Yoga with Suzanne Weiner
  • Kees Keiper, "Popsicles in the Park" Birthday Food Drive
  • Chef Mario: Suprise Food Demonstration
  • Wake Up with Wesley, Dance Instruction with Wesley Boz
  • Breakfast for 9 am Volunteer Session Participants (served at 8 am)

9:00 am to 12:00 noon: Volunteer Session (Slots available! Sign up now.)
Donate b/t 9-10am: Eligible to win a hotel stay at Double Tree Hilton at RTP in Durham
Donate b/t 10-11am: Eligible to win a hotel stay at Hilton Garden Inn RDU in Raleigh
Donate b/t 11-12pm: Eligible to win a laptop computer donated by Walmart

  • Mark Calaway, Carolina Railhawks Stadium Announcer
  • Community Food Lab, Erin White
  • Scarlett Raynor, Food Drive Organizer
  • 10:00 am-11:30 am Power Hour Partner: Coastal Federal Credit Union Foundation, Joe Mecca & Lisa Sullivan
  • 10:30 am-11 am: Sandhills Branch Event Cut-In
    • Sandhills Branch Staff Introduction
    • Song by Vocalist Kelcey Ledbetter
    • "Hunger Matters" Artist J. Tashere
    • Partner agencies: Beavers Creek, Faith Assembly, Leak Street, BackPack Pals



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#FoodBank24 Telethon Live on September 11