Seattle – August 3, 2020 – Seattle’s 95.7 The Jet, announced today the inaugural Jodi & Bender’s Fill the Truck Food Challenge raised more than 220,000 meals to benefit Food Lifeline!
The new Mornings with Jodi & Bender show brought back a popular Seattle food drive promotion that Bender had done several times in the past around Thanksgiving.
From Wednesday, July 15 to Wednesday, July 22, the duo committed to broadcasting on the top of a 53-foot trailer truck until it’s filled with food for the community. Listeners were encouraged to stop by and donate non-perishable food items or make an online monetary donation at www.fillthetrucknow.com. Committed to the goal of helping Food Lifeline, Bender remained camped out on top of the truck day and night during the eight-day drive.
“With everything going on in and around our city, something needed to be done now,” said Bender, co-host of the Mornings with Jodi & Bender. “The demand is so high on our local food banks while the donations are at an all-time low. We knew we couldn’t wait.”
“This food drive couldn’t be timelier. So many people are experiencing food insecurity, many for the first time, and teaming up to help Food Lifeline is the best way to do our part,” said Jodi Brothers, “Taking care of our neighbors is crucial during this hard time, and it gives people a chance to do their part, which couldn’t be more important.”
95.7 The Jet also teamed up with a long-time supporter of Food Lifeline, Fred Meyer supermarkets to host the food drive at their downtown Renton location.
“At Fred Meyer, we know that providing hunger solutions in the communities that we call home is now more important than ever,” said Jeffery Temple, Fred Meyer Director of Corporate Affairs said. “We are proud to partner with 95.7 The Jet and Food Lifeline to help connect the dots between the community and the solution as part of our Zero Hunger / Zero Waste social impact plan. This endeavor has been a great example of how we can come together to make a real difference.”