FBR Board Chair Doug Wilhelm of Co Bank with Dom & Jane
1 in 8 Coloradoans don’t know where their next meal will come from. FBR could not distribute millions of pounds of food each and every year without the dedication of donors, volunteers and advocates. Dom and Jane, the Mix 100 team of Jeremy and Tizzy and many others at Mix 100 are key to the yearly success of Food Bank of the Rockies and offer an excellent example of how a local media team can work together to make an enormous impact on the lives of our neighbors.
For the past 11 years, Dom and Jane have hit the airwaves for two consecutive days, leading up to Thanksgiving, rallying listeners to support FBR through their “Charity Marathon.” The 2009 Charity Marathon just wrapped up…keep reading for the grant total!
The morning show team stays on air from 6am-6pm for those two days, discussing hunger statistics, educating listeners about the programs FBR administers and interviewing folks who both utilize FBR’s services and those who donate funds, time and food to the cause. Callers make donations throughout both days via the phone bank or online through mix100.com. In addition, Dom and Jane receive support from other local television media personalities who join them on air to encourage listeners to donate to the cause.
Dom, Jane, Jeremy and Tizzy do a remarkable job of keeping their listeners interested and motivated to fight hunger throughout the length of the Charity Marathon. Throughout the past 10 years, the Dom and Jane Charity Marathon has raised more than $2.5 million dollars! That translates into more than 10 million meals for our neighbors in need. In its first year, 1999, $40,670 was raised. That number increased to an astounding $767,056 this year!
Without Charity Marathon, we would not have been able to provide over 56,000 meals per day to neighbors in need this past year. Their personal dedication to our organization means so much to us as a staff, to our partner agencies who depend on us to feed others and to those in need who struggle to put food on the table. THANK YOU to the Mix Morning team, to all those who donated to the cause and to all our loyal volunteers!
Whiting Petroleum sends a group down to present their annual donation
Panera Bread makes a check presentation
Rob of Toast Restaurants brings in a donation
Mayor Hickenlooper plays a little ditty for the listeners
Nancy of Natural Grocers stops by to talk about “Check Out Hunger”
Volunteers man the phone bank both days
King Soopers representatives stop in to chat with Dom and Jane on air
FBR agency partner “His Hands” talk about their ministry
Jim and Karen of Channel 4 pay a visit
Angie Stevens is one of many live performances gracing Charity Marathon this year
Finishing out the Charity Marathon at the Live Remote at King Soopers