Improv-Ice Donates meals To Local Food Bank
Most of next week.
An effort to give back and fight hunger in the med city ?*- is a success.
As part of the this year's improv?
"* rochester downtown alliances's adaption of social?
"*ice... people were encouraged to take part in a campaign to fight hunger.
Kimt news three's samantha soto joins us live dowtown ?
"* sam how many meals did the buy a meal give a meal campaign provide?
"* i'm at pescara * of the restaurants taking part in the buy a meal, give a meal campaign.
During the week long event earlier this month ?
"* there were 15?
"* thousand transactions at participating restaurants ?
"* resulting in over 15?
"* thousand meals being donated to the channel one regional food bank.
Executive director of channel one virginia merritt says every dollar donated to channel one ?
"* equals four meals.
"*19 she says the need hs increased.
"*covid one in eleven households struggled with hunger.
Now it's one in nine.
Merritt says the support of the community is essential to "when you support a local business, you're shortening the line for food because you're keeping someone employed and keeping them from potentially needing assisstance ?
"* then to also give back directly, and help people who are unfortuneatel y in line ?
"* it's just a really wonderful thing to do."
Merritt tells me the food shelf sees up to four?
"* thousand visits a month.
She says they are always accepting volunteers.
Thank you samantha.
Next month channel one will hold the minnesota march food share in a effort to contribute to stopping