Every year the FOX8 Old Dominion Holiday Concerts have a tremendous impact on feeding families across the Piedmont.
The non-perishable food items that are requested in lieu of a fee are a significant part of providing food to Salvation Army food pantries across the region for months – typically supplying enough food to last until late spring/early summer.
“Just off the concerts alone, our numbers increase to 300 to 400 additional families that we may be serving,” said Antoine Dalton, Salvation Army social services director.
Tiffany Bradley – a mother of two young children stayed in a Salvation Army Shelter for four months last year and is currently in the Pathway of Hope program.
Not worrying about food or shelter while searching for jobs and going to school has helped her provide for her family.
“It’s a good resource to come up here and get that kind of help,” she said.
Rotary Clubs from across the Piedmont also worked together to raise money supporting Piedmont families through this initiative.
“Together combined we put $23,000 toward the FOX8 holiday concerts,” said Tammy Childress, president elect of the Rotary Club of High Point.
One dollar is enough to provide three cans of food.
The donations that are made through the holiday concerts will be evenly distributed among Salvation Army food pantries across the Piedmont.