Facing Hunger: Feeding America

The Early Show kicked off our very own 12-day food drive on Monday, April 28. We called it "Facing Hunger: Feeding America."

With food prices rising, the economy slumping and more and more American families struggling to get by, help is needed more than ever.

We'll be collecting non-perishable foods through May 10, when the nation's largest single-day food drive, "Stamp Out Hunger," takes place.

We invite you all to stop by our plaza at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. to donate, or go to your local CBS affiliate and local food banks.

Non-perishable foods needed include canned meat and fish, canned vegetables, fruits, juices, and soup, pasta and rice, peanut butter, and boxed goods (such as cereals).

SATURDAY, MAY 10

We're wrapping up the food drive, during which we took in a total of $1,467,527 in donations from corporations.

May 10 is also "Stamp Out Hunger Day." Leave a bag of non-perishable food next to your mailbox, and your letter carrier will deliver it to one of more than 10,000 food banks nationwide.

WEEK OF MAY 5

On Friday, the second-to-last day of The Early Show's twelve-day food drive, came word that the show had raised nearly $1.5 million in corporate donations alone for America's Second Harvest. Also Friday, Wal-Mart announced on the show that it was donating $500,000 to the America's Second Harvest Backpack Program, which gives food on weekends and other days off from school to kids who rely on free or reduced-price school lunches. On Thursday, the ConAgra Foods Foundationissued a "challenge grant" to America's Second Harvest and will be matching individual gifts made to the organization through the end of the month, up to $250,000. That equates to 5 million pounds of food, or 4 million meals for hungry children in the U.S. The matching grant doubles the impact and enables America's Second Harvest to feed more than 30,000 kids in need with three meals each day for the entire, 12-week summer. Donations can be made by going to the Second Harvest Web site. On Wednesday, Kraft donated more than 75,000 pounds of food valued at more than $100,000 -- enough food to fill two giant trucks. Among the items Kraft gave were Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, Capri Sun, Triscuits, and Kraft salad dressing. Kraft also presented a check for $250,000, bring the grand total of its contribution to $350,000. On Tuesday, Pampered Chef donated $100,000, and The Snack Factory gave $25,000 worth of its gourmet snack Pretzel Crisps. On Monday, Sweet Leaf Tea donated more than than 12,000 bottles of its all-natural ice teas and lemonades, worth $20,000. Ragu contributed $20,000 of its new Fresh & Simple Pouch line. And Pepsico gave $30,000 in its goods, including Quaker and Gatorade offerings.

WEEK OF APRIL 28
On Friday, Tyson Foods gave $30,000 pounds of frozen chicken products, which would sell for $65,000, to Greensburg. On Thursday, Johanna Foods donated 160,000 Ssips drink boxes valued at more than $30,000, and Vitamin Shoppe gave $25,000 in natural and organic foods. On Wednesday, the Wegmans supermarket chain donated $32,527 worth of non-perishable food to the cause. On Tuesday, Hidden Valley and Uncle Ben's each donated $10,000 of their products.

Those donated foods will be distributed by our partner in this food drive, America's Second Harvest, which calls itself "The Nation's Food Bank Network" and is the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the United States. Through its network of more than 200 food banks, America's Second Harvest provides food and grocery products to more than 25 million Americans annually in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. You can help support their important efforts by visiting its Web site and making a donation to fight hunger nationwide, or locate your local food bank to support efforts in your town.

In addition, many CBS affiliates and stations owned-and-operated by CBS accepting those types of food donations.

Early Show stations and food pantries where you can drop off donations include:

ALABAMA

WTVY/Dothan, AL
Please donate non-perishable items to:
Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank
382 Twitchell Road
Dothan, AL 36303
www.wiregrassfoodbank.com

WIAT/Birmingham, AL
Donations go to area food banks:
West Alabama Food Bank (Tuscaloosa County)
http://www.westalabamafoodbank.org/
Montgomery Area Food Bank (serves parts of Chilton, Bibb & Coosa Counties)
http://www.montgomeryareafoodbank.org/
United Way Community Food Bank, Inc. (Birmingham Metro Area)
http://www.alfoodbanks.org/birmingham/index.htm
Magic City Harvest (Birmingham Metro Area)
http://www.magiccityharvest.org/index.htm
Isaiah House Food Ministry (Talladega)
Tel: (256) 315-2500
Red Door Kitchen, Inc. (Talladega)
Tel:(256) 362-3663
Feed America (Gadsden) operating out of sister food bank in Tallapoosa, Georgia.
Tel: (256) 547-9110; http://www.georgiafoodbank.org/
Oak Mountain Mission Ministries-Shelby County
http://www.oakmountainmissions.org/index.html

For Entire State:
http://www.alfoodbanks.org/

ARIZONA

KPHO/Phoenix, AZ
Donations go to:
Fry's Marketplace
*KPHO Meterologist Paul Horton accepting canned goods 24 hours a day from Monday (4/28) to Friday 5/2 at 12Noon.

OR at local food banks:

DESERT MISSION FOOD BANK
9229 N. 4th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020
Tel:602-870-6062
www.jcl.com

ST. MARY'S FOOD BANK ALLIANCE
2831 N. 31st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009-1518
Tel:602-352-3640
www.firstfoodbank.org

UNITED FOOD BANK
358 East Javelina Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85210-6207
Tel:480-926-4897
www.unitedfoodbank.org

KOLD News 13/Tucson, AZ
Donations go to:
Tucson Community Food Bank
3003 S. Country Club Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85713
http://communityfoodbank.com/cfb/contact/

CALIFORNIA

KPIX/SAN FRANCISCO FOOD DRIVE:
A food barrel from the Food Bank located on the first floor of the station:
855 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA

Most needed foods:
Iron rich cereal
Canned fruit in juice
Dry Beans
Canned Vegetables
Enriched Rice
Powdered Milk
Canned Meat and Fish
Enriched Pasta

KCOY CBS 12/Santa Maria, CA
1211 W. McCoy Lane
Santa Maria, CA
Hours: Monday - Friday (April 21- May21), 8am to 5pm
**canned goods are also being collected in any of the yellow KCOY Spring Food Drive barrels up & down the Central Coast.

WBAK/Bakersfield
We are collecting goods in our lobby through May 10th for the local food bank.
29 Eyewitness News
1901 Westwind Drive
Bakersfield, CA

FLORIDA

WINK NEWS/Fort Myers, FL
Donations go to:
The Harry Chapin Food Bank
2126 Alicia Street
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Tel:239 334 7007


WCTV/Tallahassee, FL
Donations go to:
Second Harvest Food Bank of the Big Bend
4016 Northwest Passage Tallahassee, FL 32303
Tel:(850) 562-3033
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 3:30pm

INDIANA

WISH/Indianapolis, IN
Donations go to:
Gleaners Food Bank
1102 E 16th St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Tel:(317) 925-0191
www.gleaners.org

WTHI/Terre Haute, IN
Donations go to:
Terre Haute Catholic Charities Food Bank
1356 Locust St.
Terre Haute, IN 47807

WANE-TV/Fort Wayne
Please send your non-perishable items to the following local food bank:
Community Harvest Food Bank
999 E. Tillman Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN
260-447-3696
Jane Avery

IOWA

KCCI/Des Moines, IA
Donations go to:
Food Bank of Iowa - Resource Developer
2220 E. 17th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316
Tel:515-564-0330

KANSAS

KWCH-TV/Wichita, KS
Donations go to:
Kansas Food Bank Central Distribution Facility
1919 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kansas 67211
Tel: 316-265-4421
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30pm
http://www.kansasfoodbank.org

MARYLAND

WJZ/Baltimore
Please send your non-perishable donations to:
Maryland Food Bank
2200 Halethorpe Farms Road
Baltimore, Md. 21227
410-737-8282
www.mdfoodbank.org

MASSACHUSSETTS

WBZ-TV/Boston, MA
Donations go to:
The Greater Boston Food Bank
99 Atkinson Street
Boston, MA 02118
Tel: 617-427-5200
www.gbfb.org

MICHIGAN

WLNS-TV/Lansing, MI
2820 E. Saginaw Street,
Lansing, MI 48910

WNEM TV5/Saginaw, MI
107 N. Franklin
Saginaw MI 48607

MINNESOTA

WCCO-TV/Minnesota
Donations go to:
Minnesota FoodShare
www.minnesotafoodshare.org
Food Shelf Finder:
http://www.mnhungerpartners.org/fapFS.asp

MISSOURI

KCTV-5/Kansas City, MO
Donations go to:
Harvesters' Web site at http://www.harvesters.org/GiveFood/Index.asp?Reference=DropOff&~=


NEVADA

KLAS-TV/Las Vegas, NV
Donations go to:
KLAS-TV lobby
3228 Channel 8 Dr.,
Las Vegas, NV 89109

KTVN-TV/Reno, NV
Donations go to:
KTVN
4925 Energy Way
Reno, Nevada

OR

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada
994 Packer Way
Sparks, Nevada
Tel:(775) 331-3663
www.fbnn.org

NEW YORK

WIVB/WNLO-TV
2077 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14207
Tel: 716-879-4849
The Western New York community has joined us in the fight against hunger by dropping off food to the WIVB lobby. The food donations will benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.

NORTH CAROLINA

WRAL-TV/Raleigh, NC
Donations go to:
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
http://www.foodbankcenc.org/

Branch Locations and Contacts:

Raleigh, NC
3808 Tarheel Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609
Tel: 919-875-0707
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12:00 pm

Durham, NC
708 Gilbert Street, Durham, NC 27701
Tel: 919-956-2513
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Greenville, NC
497 West Ninth Street, Greenville, NC 27834
Tel: 252-752-4996
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sandhills Region
195 Sandy Avenue, Southern Pines, NC 28387
Tel: 910-692-5959
Hours: Monday- Friday, 8am to 4pm

Wilmington, NC
1314 Marstellar Street, Wilmington, NC 28402-1311
Tel: 910-251-1465
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8 to 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
1001 Blair Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919)250-0043
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm


NORTH DAKOTA

KXJB-TV/Fargo, ND
Donations go to:
1350 21st Ave., South, Fargo, ND 58107
Tel:701-282-0444

OR
Great Plains Food Bank
1720 3 Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102


OHIO

WBNS-TV/Columbus, OH
Donations go to:
Mid-Ohio Food Bank
1625 West Mound Street
Columbus, OH 43223
Tel:(614) 274-7770

OKLAHOMA

KWTV-TV, News9/Oklahoma City, OK
7401 N. Kelley
Oklahoma City, OK 7311
*donations accepted at station during regular business hours

OREGON

KOIN/PORTLAND FOOD DONATION DRIVE
May 1 - May 15
Locations:
KOIN NEWS 6
KOIN Tower
222 SW Columbia St.
Portland, OR 97201

Financial Donations: www.koin.com

Oregon Food Bank (Northeast Portland facility) 7900 NE 33rd Ave., Portland
503-282-0555 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays

Oregon Food Bank-Washington County Services (Hillsboro facility)
21485 N.W. Mauzey Road, Hillsboro
503-439-6510 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ONLINE: http://www.oregonfoodbank.org/

KTVL/ Medford, OR
Donations go to:
KTVL
1440 Rossanley Drive
Medford, Oregon

OR

Access, Inc.
3630 Aviation Way
Medford, Oregon
Tel:541-779-6691
www.access-inc.org

RHODE ISLAND

WPRI 12/ Providence, RI
Donations go to:
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank
200 Niantic Avenue
Providence, R.I., open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

SOUTH CAROLINA

WCSC-TV/Charleston, SC
Donations go to:
WCSC-TV
2126 Charlie Hall Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29414

OR

Lowcountry Food Bank
1635 Cosgrove Avenue,
Charleston, SC 29405

TEXAS

KFDM-TV/Beaumont, TX
Donations go to:
Southeast Texas Food Bank
SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGION
3845 Martin Luther King Pkwy
Beaumont, TX 77705
Tel: 409-839-8777

KTVT/Dallas, TX
Donations go to:

North Texas Food Bank
4500 S. Cockrell Hill Road
Dallas, Texas 75236
Tel: 214.330.1396
www.ntxfoodbank.org

Tarrant Area Food Bank
2600 Cullen Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Tel:817-332-9177
www.tafb.org

* KTVT encourages monetary donations to their local food banks. With their buying power, the food banks can make a donated dollar go much further than it would in the local grocery stores!


KDBC-TV/El Paso, TX
Donations go to:

West Texas Food Bank
3727 Shell
El Paso, Texas 79925
Tel: (915) 595-1060
http://www.wtxfoodbank.org/

Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico
320 E. Wyatt Drive Las Cruces, NM 88001
Tel:575-527-8799
http://www.caasnm.org/pages/caa.html

UTAH

KUTV 2 News HD/Salt Lake City, UT
Donations go to:
Utah Food Bank Services
1025 South 700 West,
Salt Lake City, UT

VIRGINIA

WTVR/Richmond, VA.
Please send donations to:
Central Virginia Food Bank
1415 Rhoadmiller Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 521-2500
(804) 521-2501 - FAX
Web: cvfb.org

WDBJ-TV/Roanoke, VA
Donations go to:
Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank.
1025 Electric Road, Salem Va. 24153.
Tel: 540-342-3011
Email: information@swvafoodbank.org

WASHINGTON, DC

WUSA-TV/Washington, DC
Donations go to:
Capital Area Food Bank
645 Taylor Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
Tel:(202)526-5344

6833 Hill Park Drive
Lorton, VA 22079
Tel:(703)541-3063
http://www.capitalareafoodbank.org

WISCONSIN

WDJT CBS 58/Milwaukee, WI
CBS 58 in Milwaukee is working with America's Second Harvest of Wisconsin. Their most needed items are pasta, rice and boxed potatoes.
People can make donations of nonperishable food items between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday to:
America's Second Harvest of Wisconsin
1700 Fond du Lac Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53205
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