Camping for Hunger returns to Royal Plaza Shopping Center

For the 14th consecutive year, The River 95.3 and WFTR/Fox Sports 1450 will host “Camping for Hunger,” Monday, November 14 through Saturday, November 19, 2022 to raise food, monetary donations and hunger awareness in North Shenandoah Valley.

Since 2008, total donations for the Camping for Hunger project have exceeded 176,000 pounds of food and supplies such as personal hygiene items, as well as more than $135,000 in cash and gift cards. On average, the total amount of food and money collected each year provides approximately six months of food for C-CAP’s food pantry program.

On-air personalities Lonnie Hill, Randy Woodward and Scott Bradley along with station owner Andrew Shearer and other staff will once again sleep on the bus, which will be parked at the Royal Plaza shopping centre. During the week-long camping event, The River 95.3 will be live streaming asking for community support and donations for the Front Royal/Warren County C-CAP Pantry. In-person collections will take place during “camping week” at the bus, as well as in businesses and organizations in the region. A list of drop off locations will be posted on the station’s website, along with a direct online donation link to C-CAP.

Royal Broadcasting chairman Andrew Shearer said: ‘For the 14th year, my staff and our neighbors will sacrifice a bit of themselves, with money, non-perishable food or their time to help those who need it. And the need is greater than ever. According to Shearer, “Our partners over the past 13 years have included the Front Royal Police Department, Warren County Fire & Rescue, Royal Plaza Shopping Center, Century Link and C-CAP. These organizations help us with the set up and resources needed to undertake such a big event. And many local businesses are holding in-house food drives, which helps boost totals and support. All donations stay in our local community.

The River 95.3 and WFTR/Fox Sports 1450 are committed to continuing to serve the community through hands-on events and activities. For more information, contact the station: 540-635-4121; email: [email protected] or visit http://theriver953.com/campingforhunger.

Edwin S. Wolfe