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Harvest for Hunger Phone-A-Thon breaks records, raising $30,000

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HARVEST 2019

JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) -- This year's Harvest for Hunger Phone-A-Thon put on by WBNG and Catholic Charities of Broome County raised the most money ever for people struggling with hunger in our area.

Not only did the phone bank raise the most in grand total ever, but it also broke records by raising the most in a single night, which turned out to be more than $15,000.

One person donating a total of $10,000 over the two-day event and another person from Pennsylvania donating $1,000.

"I'm absolutely overwhelmed by this community," said Executive Director of the Catholic Charities of Broome County, Lori Accardi. "The people that ensure that no people go hungry in our community are amazing.

All of the money will go toward the Catholic Charities of Broome County, which serves several pantries across the Southern Tier, providing fresh and healthy meals to families in need.

In 2018, the phone bank raised just more than $14,000, whereas this year, the event raised more than double the amount.

"I think we've seen the loaves and fishes effect that if everybody gives a little bit, there's so much we can do for people in our community," said Accardi.

You can click here to help the Catholic Charities of Broome County.

Anne Sparaco

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