WFLA News Channel 8 volunteers for Founder’s Day of Caring

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — This week, the WFLA News Channel 8 team will come together for an important cause, helping feed Tampa Bay!

“The 8 On Your Side brand has always represented a sense of community, and that is why we are excited to bring our entire staff together to partner with Feeding Tampa Bay,” said WFLA News Channel 8’s General Manager Andy Alford. “There continues to be a need in our market to feed hungry children and families and we hope that our volunteer efforts will help to fill that need.”

WFLA News Channel 8 is proud to be part of the “Founder’s Day of Caring,” launched by our parent company, Nexstar, in recognition of the anniversary of the company on Friday, June 16.

Nexstar TV employees can volunteer for up to four hours, paid for by the company, at local charities.

Thousands of employees at Nexstar TV stations across the country will be participating by collaborating with charities and organizations in their own local communities.

Employees from all departments of WFLA News Channel 8 are partnering with Feeding Tampa Bay for a special day of volunteering.

“Hunger is a significant issue in our community, with 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 4 children struggling every day,” said Executive Director of Feeding Tampa Bay Thomas Mantz. “News Channel 8 WFLA is displaying commitment and passion towards this issue with a day of service at Feeding Tampa Bay. Through this partnership, we will be able to put more meals on the tables of our hard working neighbors and provide healthier, better futures for the individuals and families we serve.”

The first group of employees packaged 10,935 meals. The second group packaged 9,859 meals, for a total of 20,794 meals packaged. A total of 82 News Channel 8 employees volunteered.

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