November 18, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach
Senior Regional Manager
Wisconsin Public Radio
Focus on Eau Claire Hunger to be Featured on The West Side November 24
Host Rich Kremer will discuss the issue of hunger in western Wisconsin and the need for food security on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side on Monday, November 24 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.
Kremer will welcome Emily Moore, the executive director of Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire. Feed My People has been concerned with hunger, rescuing food before it is wasted, and distributing it to people in the community who struggle to put food on the table since 1982. It is an independent, nondenominational, and nonprofit organization. Kremer will talk with Moore about the food bank and the increased demand for their services in recent years.
Kremer will also converse with Jayne Stewart, the director of Paul’s Pantry from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Rice Lake. This pantry responds to the needs of the hungry in Barron County. In addition to non-perishable items, the pantry supplies bread, frozen meat, milk, eggs, other dairy products, and personal care products. Kremer will speak with Stewart about the difference the food pantry makes and what others can do to help.
The West Side is a call-in program focused on issues specific to western Wisconsin. The show airs on Mondays at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. Listeners may call in with questions and comments during the program at 1-800-228-5615.
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