KPYN Radio in Atlanta, Texas collects over 2,000 pounds of food at Marathon for the hungry

kpyn marathon for the hungry

ATLANTA, TEXAS-KPYN radio collected over 2,000 pounds of food for Rebecca’s Pantry, a ministry of Westside Baptist Church Friday at the 5-hour Marathon for the Hungry radio remote.

The event was sponsored by Finish Line Tire and Lube, Ray Harp Diamond Jewelers, Law Office of Courtney H. Shelton, Riged Industrial Service’s and Brookshires.

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Attorney Courtney H. Shelton with KPYN’s Jim Davenport

“We want to thank our listeners for proving that people do care for the needy and the power of radio advertising and promotion still is the most powerful form of results driven marketing in local towns around America in the 21st century,” Robert DelGiorno , co-owner of KPYN radio said.

Robert and his wife Meghan have owned KPYN for over 12 years. The radio station will celebrate its 67th anniversary   of broadcasting on Saturday.

KPYN Marathon for the Hungry is one of many KPYN community fundrasiers

Earlier this year KPYN hosted a radio remote that raised $5,000 cash for hurricane victims in Houston, several thousands of dollars for Cass County Child Protective Service at a radio station silent auction and the Toys for Tots fund raiser with sponsor Cass County Bank is going on now.

“Our business model is to put our community first and profit second,” DelGiorno said.

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KPYN owners Meghan and Robert DelGiorno

Judy Ragsdale with Rebecca’s Pantry, the beneficiary of the food drive Friday confirmed the success of the event at the conclusion of the remote broadcast.  Mrs. Ragsdale said that over $1,000 was collected and 2,000 pounds of food. She said that the turnout was great and they were very happy with the event.

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Judy Ragsdale from Rebecca’s Pantry, a ministry of Westside Baptist Church.

If you are a needy person in the Cass County and surrounding area in need of food; contact Rebbeca’s Pantry at Westside Baptist Church in Atlanta, Texas.

If you would like to advertiser your business on KPYN radio in Atlanta, Call Nikki  Barr at KPYN at 903-796-2817.