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Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives
Posted on 8/23/2021
Audacy’s WSCR-AM Chicago, Ill., held a 24-hour “What About Chicago?” radiothon starting June 23 to raise awareness and money for Athletes for Justice’s Austin Harvest food mart project. Austin Harvest was originally a pop-up food mart that was a converted liquor store, addressing a food desert in Chicago and staffed as an after-school program three days a week by local kids. The radiothon raised $650,000 to help build a permanent facility open to the community every day and employ more kids from the neighborhood.
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