November 9, 2009
Sports Radio 610AM WFNZ The Fan’s Packman from "Primetime with the Packman", is preparing to kick off the 8th Annual "Street Turkeys" event that will take place on Wednesday, November 25 from 6a.m.-7p.m. at the WFNZ CPI Doghouse at the corner of Mint & Morehead to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, and the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry.
"Street Turkeys," created by WFNZ’s afternoon on-air personality, Mark Packer, host of the "Primetime with the Packman," is a local grass-roots campaign that provides food & monetary donations to hunger relief organizations to help their agencies feed hungry people throughout the Carolinas. Since being created in 2002, Street Turkeys has raised over $300,000, collected over 5,000 turkeys and over 15,000 pounds of food all of which go directly to the local food bank and food pantries.
"Street Turkeys is fast becoming a great Charlotte Thanksgiving tradition," said Packman. "We are thrilled to once again be working with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and Loaves & Fishes for the 8th Annual Street Turkeys event this year. They will be helping us collect all of the turkeys and monetary donations to help feed the hungry this holiday season."
The Charlotte Bobcats will also join forces with WFNZ this year and provide listeners and fans the opportunity to drop off canned goods, turkeys and monetary donations beginning at 5pm on the plaza off Trade Street in front of Time Warner Cable Arena before the big game between Charlotte and Toronto. This will help those who are not able to stop by the WFNZ CPI Doghouse during the day. For every person who donates to the Street Turkeys campaign they will receive two complimentary tickets for the game on November 25.
"The success of the Street Turkeys over the past eight years is a direct result of the commitment that Packman and WFNZ have made to the people of this community, and their passion for this program ensures that it gets done the right way every year," said Bobcats Sports & Entertainment President and Chief Operating Officer Fred Whitfield. "WFNZ is a great partner, and it’s an honor to work together on an initiative that means so much to them and the city of Charlotte."
Primetime with the Packman will broadcast LIVE at the WFNZ CPI Doghouse and everyone in the community is invited to come out and make a donation. All checks should be made out to “Loaves & Fishes”. Loaves & Fishes will then evenly divide the donations with Second Harvest Food Bank. All patrons are welcome to drop off turkeys, canned goods and monetary donations by visiting the WFNZ Doghouse on Wednesday, November 25th between 6a.m.-7p.m.
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