Catholic Charities Food Challenge

Published 04/08 2014 03:39PM

Updated 04/08 2014 05:12PM

Catholic Charities is taking part in the Feinstein Challenge Food Drive again this year.

It is sponsored by Rhode Island Philanthropist Alan Feinstein. He will be donating $1 million of his own money to help fight hunger across the United States.

Food pantries are collecting as much as they can and he'll partially match every food and monetary donation made.

Starting on Thursday morning and ending on Sunday night Clear Channel radio station KGB will be broadcasting live from outside of the Johnson City Wal-Mart. Shoppers are invited to stop by and drop off non-perishable food items or money.

"We're going to be in an RV, courtesy of Wilkins RV. They donated that. The goal is to fill that many times and to have the people from Catholic Charities come and stock these shelves many times over. Anyone who can donate a dollar, it's going to be partially matched, a jar of peanut butter will be partially matched," said Jim Free.

Easter break is coming up and that means there will be a large demand for Catholic Charities food pantry services, because underprivileged kids won't get free breakfast and lunches at school.

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