Steeg Law was pleased to partner with WWNO public radio station on Giving Tuesday to support Second Harvest Food Bank.
Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday following Thanksgiving — a day devoted to charitable giving amidst a flurry of holiday spending. WWNO participates in this important world-wide event by encouraging current members to renew their public radio membership.
For this year’s Giving Tuesday, membership renewals activated a donation from Steeg Law to Second Harvest Food Bank to help provide meals for families in need during the holidays. Steeg Law’s sponsorship helped to provide 5,076 meals!
About Second Harvest Food Bank
One in five households in Louisiana is at risk of hunger. Across Louisiana and the region, the rising cost of food, housing, and utilities, coupled with high unemployment and low-wage jobs have increased the need for emergency food assistance. Many families are asking for help for the first time. When bills loom and impossible decisions must be made, grocery lists are often cut first. Meals are skipped. Parents go without to make sure their children are fed.
Second Harvest Food Bank is leading the fight against hunger in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response. Second Harvest provides food and support to 700+ community partners and programs across 23 parishes.
Through their food distribution programs, community kitchen meal service, nutrition education, and public benefits assistance, we are helping to create pathways out of poverty. Every year, Second Harvest secures millions of pounds of food that otherwise would have gone to waste. Their work helps ensure that these meals make it to the dinner tables of thousands of families struggling with hunger in South Louisiana.
WWNO is the NPR member station for New Orleans and the 13 parishes of southeast Louisiana, broadcasting on 89.9 FM — and on KTLN 90.5 FM in the Houma-Thibodaux area — as a public service of the University of New Orleans. The station serves southeast Louisiana and parts of southwest Mississippi by broadcasting news, information, classical music, jazz and other musical styles, intelligent entertainment, and unique local content.
While strong national and international news programs (such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, BBC Newshour), are the backbone of public radio nationwide,WWNO produces many local programs and features, such as Market Minutes, Where Y’Eat and All Things New Orleans, along with Inside the Arts and the GNO Info Minute.
Managing Partner Robert Steeg is a member of the WWNO Executive Council, the station’s Community Advisory Group.