Irving, TX and Binghamton, NY (April 18, 2023) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and WIVT-TV and WBGH-TV, the Nexstar Media Inc. television stations serving Binghamton, NY, and the surrounding area, today announced that the Foundation will donate $5,000 to the United Way of Broome County. The donation will be designated to United Way’s Full Plate Project, an initiative designed to ensure no one in the community has to make an impossible choice between food and other necessities like medicine, utilities, or childcare. One hundred percent of all contributions to this initiative go to food insecurity programs.
When people face hunger, they often struggle to meet other basic needs. With rising costs of housing, healthcare, and more, the issues of hunger continue to plague the most vulnerable in the community. The demand for emergency food has grown as inflation increased with local food pantry meals in Broome County doubling from over 350,000 meals in 2021 to over 625,000 in 2022. Last year, United Way’s Full Plate Project raised over $111,000 and was able to fully support food and hunger programs in Broome County.
“The FULL PLATE PROJECT is a wonderful example of the work the United Way of Broome County does for our community,” said Tina Marie Castano, VP/General Manager of WIVT-TV and WBGH-TV. “The food and hunger programs funded by this project continue to support our families, friends, and neighbors, ensuring no one goes hungry. WIVT-TV and WBGH-TV are proud to stand with the United Way of Broome County and we are grateful to the Nexstar Media Foundation for their donation and continued support of this important community-based initiative. “
The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation’s mission is to contribute to and work with public charities and non-profit organizations to improve the communities in which Nexstar Media and its subsidiaries do business. The foundation was originally established in 1958 and it makes donations of approximately $350,000 annually.
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