Wednesday, December 14, 2016

NEWS | Food for the hungry, Knox Needs celebrate success

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Food For The Hungry of Knox County received just over $220,000 in donations and 24 trucks of food to benefit the Salvation Army and Interchurch Social Services and other Knox County food assistance agencies during the collection at the 35th annual drive on Dec. 10.

A group of over 30 Mount Vernon Nazarene University faculty, staff, students, and alumni participated in the live broadcast and collection from Mount Vernon City Hall.

Time Warner Cable and WMVO hosted the live simulcast, while MVNU hosted the live video stream and WNZR gave updates several times an hour. Students from WNZR Radio, WNZR.TV, and MVNU’s Student Government Association provided support to the broadcast by doing on-air hosting, running cameras and cables, floor directing, editing, photography, food collection, and greeting guests. Faculty and staff participants included Marcy Rinehart, Joe Rinehart, Christa Adams, Stephen Metcalfe, and Dean Abbott.

Catie Hayes and Rochel Furniss presented MVNU’s Knox Needs check for just over $6,547. MVNU also presented John Feltman, Principal at the Knox County Career Center, with this year’s Zelkowitz Memorial Award. WNZR and SGA also teamed up for the annual shopping cart derby and “Food For The Hungry Games.”

MVNU also sponsored a table at the annual FFTH Snowflake Gala and Auction, hosted by Kenyon College on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, which raised around $60,000.

For more updates on the 2016 Food For The Hungry drive visit and watch the archive of the broadcast at, and select on demand.

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