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WKOW and the Community Action Coalition partner to help fight hunger in Southern Wisconsin


MADISON, WI - (WKOW) Thursday, May 14 WKOW TV and the Community Action Coalition teamed up for a live, 18-hour Feeding Hope text-a-thon to raise money for local food pantries struggling to meet increased food demands due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Thanks to the generosity of our community, the text-a-thon raised nearly $30,000. This translates to more than 16,000 pounds in wholesale food value.

In addition to raising donations, the text-a-thon kicked off an 18-day Feeding Hope Food Drive with partners Metcalfe’s, Hy-Vee, Woodman’s, Miller and Sons, Capitol Centre Market, SARIS and Race Day Events. We are proud to announce that together we collected nearly 5,500 pounds of food. The total cash and food donations received during this Feeding Hope initiative will provide close to 18,000 meals to those struggling with food insecurity in our community.

“We are overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of our community.” said Anna Engelhart, Station Manager of WKOW. “We cannot thank everyone enough for their participation in helping those in need.”

If you would still like to donate to the Community Action Coalition, you can do so online at

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