Alpha Media, Austin-Albert Lea Holds 9th Annual Feed-A-Family Event
AUSTIN-ALBERT LEA, MN, January 3, 2017 – Alpha Media, Austin-Albert Lea is proud to announce that KAUS Radio, Austin US Country 99.9, and the Voice of Mower County 1480 AM, completed their 9th year of Feed-A-Family.
For six weeks, Alpha Media, Austin-Albert Lea organized monetary donations from the community to fill grocery bags for local families who otherwise would be able to afford a holiday meal. On December 21st, every KAUS radio employee was on hand at the local Hy-Vee to fill the holiday bags alongside volunteers from the community. Over 500 bags were distributed to people who pre-registered through the local Salvation Army and $10,000 in Hy-Vee store credit was given to the Salvation Army Food Shelf. Nearly $32,000 in retail grocery products was distributed to those in need. Each holiday bag provides a holiday meal for 4 and includes; one Hormel ham, Mrs. Gerry’s mashed potatoes & cranberry salad, canned vegetables, dinner rolls, one pound of butter, and a full-sized pumpkin pie.
Alpha Media, Austin-Albert Lea Market Manager, Bob Mithuen commented on the announcement, “The power of these radio stations coupled with the generosity of our community, sponsors, and friends never ceases to amaze me. The entire process that spans over 6 weeks captures the true meaning of the holiday and the spirit of giving back to those in need. I am very proud of the KAUS radio staff giving their time and talents and the generous donations of our sponsors, and members of our community.”