MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- We asked for just ‘one more meal’, and you responded.
We announced during NBC15 News at 6 on Wednesday that NBC15 Share Your Holidays campaign raised a record-breaking 4.45 million meals this year.
In 2018, the five-week campaign began Nov. 1 with the theme, “One More Meal”.
In 2017, the NBC15 Share Your Holidays campaign raised more meals than ever before, 4.18 million meals. Our goal this year was “One More Meal."
Late NBC15 News Anchor Mike McKinney had an idea 23 years ago. He came up with the concept to collect canned foods for Second Harvest, and he asked Metcalfe's if he could stand outside their store in 1996.
All the money and food donated to NBC15 Share Your Holidays goes to Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin for distribution to 200 partner agencies and programs throughout 16 south central Wisconsin counties.