At this time of year the Soup Kitchen needs all the help it can get and with that in mind , Rogers radio in Sault Ste. Marie and its staff at KISS 100.5 are more than happy to lend a hand, or a microphone in this case.
KISS 100.5 morning personalities, Scott Turnbull and Lou-Anne Young broadcast their show live from the Station Mall Wednesday for their 7th annual Re-Stock. “We started it because there was a great need that year at the Soup Kitchen. Funds were minimal and shelves were bare. We brainstormed in a meeting and thought what can we do to help them out. That’s how the Re Stock was born” Scott Sexsmith, General Manager of Rogers Radio tells Saultonline.com
“We have had great partners like Scotiabank and Tim Hortons. Both John Koster from Scotiabank and Craig and Nicole Holub from Tim Hortons are tremendous community leaders that are always there to help us out. We wouldn’t have the success that we have had without people like them.”
The KISS restock lasts until 6pm Wednesday and again from 6am to 6pm Thursday. People can drop off non-perishable food items, money and clothing that will be handed over to the Sault Ste. Marie Soup Kitchen.
“Every year the residents here come through in droves and we need their help again this year to make the holiday season a little brighter for those that need it.” Sexsmith said.
To date, approximately $70,000 has been raised since it’s inception.
Scotiabank matches dollar for dollar what is raised each year.