Join The Moose Morning Show at the 2nd Annual Camp Out Hunger
We are so happy to announce that we will be hosting our 2nd annual Camp Out Hunger this November at Sam's Club in Augusta! Stop in anytime around the clock from Tuesday, November, 3rd through Saturday, November, 7th to make your donation and say "Hi!". This year's event is being powered by Shane and the crew at Central Maine RV Rescue. They are the mobile RV and camper rescue company that comes to you! They are so excited to be a big part of this community food drive and are always willing to go above and beyond for Central Maine as well as the customers they serve.
If you missed the fun last year, let me give you a basic run down. Renee and I, along with Buzz & Kristi from the B98.5 Morning Show, park campers in the Sam's Club parking lot in Augusta and live there for an entire week. Our goal is to raise as much food (and money) as we can to donate back to the Capital Region Salvation Army and the United Way of Kennebec Valley. All of the food we raise goes to the Salvation army and the monies collected go to the United Way to be distributed to area food banks.
If you can't make it to the Sam's Club parking lot that week, you can drop your non-perishable donations off at one of our drop-off sponsor locations. KSW Federal Credit Union, College Ave in Waterville, Goggin's IGA, Randolph, and KV Federal Credit Union of Augusta, Waterville and Oakland.
And, if you'd like to donate early, you can go through Fast Eddie's Haunted Car Wash. It will run from 6 PM to 9 PM on Fridays and Saturdays October 23rd, 24th, 30th, and 31st at their Western Ave, Augusta location. During that time, $5 from each wash will go toward Camp Out Hunger.
Additionally, Patrick Linnehan from Modern Woodmen of America is doing another cash match this year! Modern Woodmen will be matching our first $7,500 in dontations.. that's $15,000 if we can hit it with your help.
And of course we have to throw out a major thanks to the Damon's Family of Stores as they are sending us a check for $500.00 to get the ball rolling and have offered to help us out on site during the week.
Oh, and did we mention that Ripley & Fletcher Preowned Sales and Service in Farmington is donating a golf cart for us to use that week? I bet we won't have any fun with that or anything!
Last year we raised thousands in cash and thousands of pounds of food and we can't wait to do it all over again. And with a new year comes new challenges for people in our communities. The largest and most obvious change from last year is that we are now in the midst of a global pandemic. As a matter of fact, I have had several people assume that we weren't even going to do Camp Out Hunger this year because of COVID. On the contrary, it's even more important that we do it this year because of COVID. So many people are either out of work or have been reduced to limited income. Thousands of Maine school children are learning remotely at home and not getting the nutritious meals they're used to at school. We need to do this.
We also understand that there is a pandemic going on and that coming in close contact to others isn't highly recommended right now. That's why we'll be making it super-easy for you to pull up to our compound, drop your food or money donations off on the back of the U-Haul truck or money jar and drive away. You won't have to interact or ever chat with us (unless you want to!).
HUGE thank you to Matt and his team at Sam's Club in Augusta and Heather and her team at U-Haul in Augusta. We literally could not do this without you. Additionally, thank you to OUR team here at 92 Moose. We could not possibly execute this without the help of our technical team, our sales force and our incredibly supportive Market President, Julie Beaulieu. Thank you for always being there and having our backs!