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 was a live 24-hour show for hunger relief. Starting at noon on Friday, September 11 through noon on Saturday, September 12, the event was hosted by Gregory Ng, Food Bank Social Media Ambassador and CMO of Brooks Bell. Over $45,000 was raised which provided 225,000 meals for those in need. (View the final results and other coverage on the #FoodBank24 Home Page.

You can relive the magic of the event and view the four-part series on YouTube while following along with the schedule below!

Friday September 11, 2015 - Part 1

12:00 noon to 7:00 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 Roller Girls
  • Wilkinson Supply Company, Audrey Loder
  • Coach Coleman Tyrance, Cary Coaching Precision Food Drive
  • Staff Interview: Lance Barton, Greenville-New Bern Branch Director
  • Staff Interview: Jerry Turner, Dispatch Supervisor
  • Alan Briggs, ED of NC Association of Food Banks
  • Staff Interview: Beth Gaglione, Wilmington Branch Director
  • 2pm Patron: Brooks Bell
  • Staff Interview: Tyler Weidig, Summer Food Service Program Supervisor
  • Urban Ministries of Wake County, Peter Morris
  • Staff Interview: Durham Cutin with Zach Nissen, FNS Outreach Coordinator and ActivateGood Volunteers
  • Guest Co-Host: Mike Maniscalso
  • Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Lynn Williams
  • Nello's Italy, Neal McTighe #SauceSelfie
  • United Way of the Greater Triangle, Angie Welsh
  • DUNK TANK: Jean Davis, MCNC President
  • Mackenzie Hinson, Make a Difference Food Pantry
  • NC State Fair/NC Ag, Jen Kendrick
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm Power Hour Partner: Citrix, Ashton Smith
  • 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
  • Salon Eden, Hunger Action Month Food Drive
  • Cedar Creek Gallery, Jennifer Stas
  • Jessica Holmes, Wake County Commissioner
  • Sandhills Branch Event Cut-In

Friday September 11, 2015 - Part 2

7:00 noon to 12:00 am

  • Guest Co-Host: Bob Garner
  • Chef's Academy Cake Decorating Contest
  • Raleigh CROP Walk, Carter & Louisa Hinds
  • Firewurst, Dan Morgenstern
  • Able & Co, Marianne Russolesi
  • Yelp NC Triangle, Lauryn Colatuno
  • Staff Interview: Charlie Hale, VP of IT and Operations
  • Staff Interview: Charles Burton, Director of HR
  • 8:30pm Patron: Renaissance Dental
  • 2TelethonGirls Vocal Performance #1, Jenny Farrell & Danela Randolph
  • Guest Host: Joe Mecca, Social Media Ambassador
  • Staff Interview: Jennifer Caslin, PR & Marketing Specialist
  • Social Media Ambassador: Shane Riter
  • Go Orange with Chef Rob Newmeyer
  • Cheese Tasting Challenge with Molly Rivera
  • Sweet Potato Pie Tasting
  • 3-D Printer Feature with Jon Jaeger
  • 2TelethonGirls Vocal Performance #2, Jenny Farrell & Danela Randolph
  • Greg Marathon Sorting Event: 1,000 pounds in 5 hours

Saturday September 12, 2015 - Part 3

12:00 am to 6:00 am

  • Greg Marathon Sorting Event: 1,000 pounds in 5 hours
  • Rundown with Bob Walters
  • Saturday September 12, 2015 - Part 4

    6:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • 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
  • 9:00am-10:00am Power Hour Partner: Pointsource, Stephanie Trunzo
  • Staff Interview: Carter Crain, Food Resources Manager
  • Scarlett Raynor, Food Drive Organizer
  • Guest Co-Host: Mark Calaway, Carolina Railhawks Stadium Announcer
  • 10:00 am-11:30 am Power Hour Partner: Coastal Federal Credit Union Foundation, Joe Mecca & Lisa Sullivan
  • New Christian Food Pantry, Candy Taylor
  • MOD Pizza, Jacob Colbert
  • 10:30 am-11 am: Sandhills Branch Event Cut-In 
  • Carolyn Cox, Harnett Food Pantry
  • Dr. Larry Honeyblue, First Missionary Baptist Church Kids Cafe
  • Staff Interview: Caitlin Cohn, Retail Program Supervisor
  • Staff Interview: Ashley Delamar, VP of Development

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