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Ready to Rock Out Hunger: DJ Jickster starts week-long stay in trailer on Tuesday for FeedMore WNY

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Posted at 2:18 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 10:23:38-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The need has changed, but Western New Yorkers' commitment to helping their neighbors has not.

Starting on Tuesday, November 17, DJ Jickster of 97 Rock will spend a week living in a FeedMore WNY trailer at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. He'll be collecting turkeys, food and monetary donations in a contactless food drive.

This is Rock Out Hunger's 15th year helping people in need in Western New York. Last year, the program broke records for monetary donations and non-perishable food donations. Here are the totals from 2019:

  • $36,000
  • 32,400 pounds of non-perishable food
  • 2,600 turkeys

While the program is set up to help families during the holidays, donations aren't limited to holiday food. FeedMore WNY suggests the following items:

  • Shelf-stable proteins like canned tuna, canned chicken and peanut butter
  • Low sodium canned vegetables
  • Low sugar canned fruit
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes

FeedMore WNY also accepts monetary donations online. You can donate and learn more about Rock Out Hunger here.

7ABC is proud to co-sponsor Rock Out Hunger with Kaleida Health and 97 Rock.

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You can help FeedMore WNY respond to the COVID-19 crisis:

  • Buy a #BuffaloStrong t-shirt or hoodie and $7 (100% of proceeds) goes to FeedMore WNY.
  • #Give7 hours to pack emergency food boxes or deliever meals to homebound neighbors
  • #Give7 dollars to provide meals for the locally food-insecure.