Originally published at: http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org/2014/02/24/bed-bread-radiothon-raises-funds-to-combat-hunger-homelessness/

Hunger has become a pervasive everyday fact in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the Detroit area. Labeled as a “food desert”, the city has been grappling with food insecurity, declining health outcomes and the claim of having the highest numberof children living in areas of concentrated poverty.

But Detroit residents care. And they’re working through The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit’s Bed and Bread Program to combat hunger for their neighbors in need.

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit’s 27th annual Bed & Bread Club Radiothon took place all day Friday at the Oakland Mall located in Troy, MI with News/Talk WJR-AM.

The annual Radiothon is the primary source of support for The Salvation Army’s Bed & Bread program.  All of the funds raised go directly to help feed and shelter metro Detroiters in need.

Over 5,000 meals are served each day to men, women, and children through The Salvation Army Bed & Bread Program –which includes Bed & Bread trucks that make multiple stops in Metro Detroit’s most depressed areas. That’s more than 1.8 million meals annually. In addition, more than 600 men, women and children are sheltered by The Salvation Army’s Bed & Bread program every day and night of the year.

This year, the Radiothon raised an incredible $1,188,236! Thank you to ALL who contributed to this wonderful event and program.

To make a donation and help The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit combat hunger and homelessness, please visit: www.bedandbreadclub.org

Learn more about The Salvation Army Bed & Bread Program here.