Each year at this time, we devote this section to WhyHunger and it’s annual Hungerthon event. WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. Among their many programs, a National Hunger Hotline (866-3-HUNGRY) refers people in need throughout the country to food pantries, soup kitchens, government programs and model grassroots organizations to help meet their needs.
Grooveyard host Alan Seltzer has been a volunteer supervisor for Hungerthon for 15 years, helping train phone volunteers . The annual New York radio event raises funds and awareness to fight hunger issues in America. With help from supporters, Hungerthon 2013 will help more families secure healthy affordable food and invest in more long-term sustainable solutions to end hunger than ever before. You can help three ways:
- Contribute to Alan’s singing challenge here.
- If you don’t want to hear Alan sing, donate to another supporter’s challenge here.
- Make a donation, buy premium items or bid on auction items here.
Supersub Bobby G will fill in for Alan Seltzer on “The Grooveyard” while he’s at the Hungerthon headquarters Thursday night. Bobby will feature music from Phil Spector’s iconic “A Christmas Gift for You” album. The Top Ten @ 10 will feature the hits of December 5, 1957.
Voting continues for the final round of the “Grooveyard Greats” listener surveys. The top vote-getters from the first round surveys advanced to the finals. You can choose your 15 favorite songs of the first round winners here daily through December 19th. Updates on voting are available via Twitter.
“The Grooveyard” can be heard on 88.1 FM on Long Island, the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org or the TuneIn app on your SmartPhone. Feel free to send song requests, comments and suggestions via Twitter or our comments and dedications pages.