ATLANTA (WAOK)—WAOK partners with sister station, V-103 for live broadcasting for the 30th Annual 11 Alive Can-a-thon at Turner Field.
According to sources, the Salvation Army in the downtown Atlanta location is nearly out of can goods; however, the Can-a-thon is sure to restock their shelves by 100% with much more left over.
Last year’s Can-a-thon raised over 166,000 canned goods, which was enough to feed 23,000 people.
“I lost my job and I was struggling. I had no money and I came here about a year or so ago and they provided me with canned goods and things and I didn’t go hungry,” said Atlanta resident Johnny Jackson.
The Can-a-thon consisted of live music & entertainment, as well as free food and beverage. Several schools joined in on this philanthropy, by dropping of large amounts of canned goods, as well as helping organize them.
This year, Turner Field, South Gwinnett, Kennesaw, and Rome hosted the Can-a-thon event. It is estimated that the total amount of canned goods donated were 200,508, surpassing this year’s goal of 100,000.
Submitted by: Brent Yancy, Student Writer
Check the gallery below for pictures of the Can-a-Thon at the Turner Field location.