Cumulus Fresno’s KMJ and Gar Bennett Raise $656,000 for the Central California Food Bank

2022 Feeding Families Fund Drive #9 Breaks Records!

FRESNO, CA – October 3, 2022 – Cumulus Media’s NewsTalk 580/105.9 KMJ in Fresno recently teamed with local agriculture company Gar Bennett to raise money for the Central California Food Bank through the 2022 Feeding Families Fund Drive. KMJ listeners came through with amazing generosity. Gar Bennett Inc. matched every donation with 50 cents on the dollar for a grand total of $656,000 raised to fight hunger in the Central Valley. Fellow sponsors Farm Credit and Amazon also pitched in with large donations at the day-long event held on Friday, September 23rd, at The Market in Northwest Fresno. The funds will help the Central Valley’s less fortunate residents by providing more than four million meals. 

“We are honored and grateful for the overwhelming outpouring of support for the 2022 Feeding Families Fund Drive,” said Karen Musson, Managing Partner, Gar Bennett. “The generosity of Valley donors through this drive is truly amazing and gives hope to families, seniors and children struggling with food insecurity.” 

Patty Hixson, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Fresno, commented: “I’m overwhelmed by the support of our community. We can always count on the generosity of our KMJ listeners! A special thanks to Karen and Greg Musson of Gar Bennett, Farm Credit and Amazon for their massive contributions and to our talented on-air team for their hard work on this important effort.” 

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