The New Jersey student-run radio station at Seton Hall University completed a food drive for donations of nonperishable food for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Spearheaded by station manager Erica Szczepaniak, hundreds of pounds of food and money was collected. The donations came primarily from students. Szczepaniak said, ?We wanted to engage the campus community in a different way. Remotes in the University Center are great, but with food insecurity continuing to be a major societal issue, we felt it was important to use the power of radio to get people involved in helping others.?
Szczepaniak noted that Feeding America?s Hunger in America 2014 national report found that 900,000 people in the New Jersey rely on food banks and that the demand for support from organizations like the Community FoodBank of New Jersey remains high despite an improving economy. ?Children and adults in New Jersey who go hungry will continue to be an issue in the years ahead. That is why WSOU will expand its efforts in 2015 to bring greater awareness to problem of food insecurity in the garden state,? Szczepaniak added.
WSOU began broadcasting in 1948 and was the first college FM radio station in New Jersey. Celebrated for its loud rock format and coverage of Seton Hall athletics, WSOU?s signal reaches all five boroughs of New York City and much of northern and central New Jersey and is available on iHeartRadio. More information about the station can be found online at http://www.wsou.net/ and www.facebook.com/WSOUFM.