WFFH/Nashville (94 FM the FISH) gave listeners the opportunity to send mobile food pantries to Middle Tennessee communities impacted by the tornadoes and COVID-19. On March 24 & 25 listeners overwhelmed the most optimistic estimates and gave $40,000 in only 17 hours. More than 16 tractor-trailer food pantries are now headed into the community. Each mobile food pantry can produce up to 20,000 meals. COVID-19 has already started to erode the “food security” for marginal families. Students out of school are missing meals, and parents are running out of money because they are out of work. One Generation Away founder Chris Whitney, “We typically only have about 10 requests for meal boxes for kids in a normal week. This week we had 200 requests.” One Generation Away started their ministry after the Nashville floods of 2010. 20 years later, their mobile food pantries and food distribution events are more needed than ever before.
94 FM the FISH, PD, Jeremy Sweat, “We talked about canceling this event several times to be sensitive to the listener, and also questioning listening patterns and listener mindset. We decided instead of assuming the worst we would give listeners an opportunity to do good and offer hope. They took advantage of the opportunity.” Learn more about One Generation Away at OneGenAway.com.
Pictured is Doug Griffin, afternoon host on the FISH, pictured with One Gen Away founders Chris and Elaine Whitney.