This is an important week for our radio friends at 99.9 Coyote Country. Tuesday was the second day of the 21st annual Jay and Kevin Food Drive benefiting Second Harvest.
In the Inland Northwest, one out of four kids goes to bed hungry. For 21 years, Jay Daniels and Kevin James have been doing everything they can to change that. But they can't do it without your help.
The donations on Tuesday came in early and often.
“I brought a bag of canned goods and a bag of pasta. Mac and cheese, Rice-a-Roni, that kind of stuff,” said Jay and Kevin listener Cami Miller.
These guys definitely know how to motivate their listeners.
“What they do is absolutely amazing,” said Miller.
Miller is a faithful Coyote Country fan. She listens to Jay and Kevin every day on her way to work.
She's in a position to help others and happy to do it, mostly because Cami knows exactly what food drives like this mean.
“I myself, when I was divorced 19 years ago, had to go get help. So it was just nice to know that there are people out there who care and support and always have the community's back," said Miller.
“You know, 16,000 people each month use the food bank and those are all our neighbors, these are people in our own back yard,” said Daniels.
Second Harvest is so much more than a food bank.
Your donations support programs like "Bite to Go," an initiative to provide elementary students with take home meals over the weekend.
The Second Harvest kitchen teaches clients how to cook healthy meals and make the most of the food they receive. This week, Jay and Kevin are asking you to dig deep and do whatever you can to help your neighbors.
“Even just a couple cans of food. If you've got a couple cans that you've had for a while, put them in a bag and bring them down. A couple dollars, a couple dollars can go a long way. Second Harvest knows how to make the money stretch for food," said Miller.
Jay and Kevin are counting on their audience to step up and donate. You never know, your generosity could save a life. At the very least, you'll help change one.
For more information on the drive, click here.