2013-12-21 / News

‘Fill the big rig’ food drive marathon set

HEATH – WCLT’s FM morning host “Wild” Walley Schneider is starting his marathon food donation broadcast at 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, from a flat-bed trailer on Central Parkway in Heath, next to H. H. Gregg.

They will broadcast live from the flat-bed for 36-straight hours, hoping to fill a 53-foot long semitrailer with non-perishable food donations. Schneider will sign off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21.

The goal for the broadcast is to fill every shelf of all 19 pantries served by the Food Pantry Network.

“This has been fantastic,” said Schneider. “All kinds of people have come forward to help me make this crazy idea a reality. When people understand what we’re doing and why we’re doing they want to get involved.”

In addition to encouraging listeners to come down and make sure he’s still awake, Schneider has a series of special guests lined up who will be visiting him throughout the broadcast including

Newark Mayor Jeff

Hall and Heath Mayor Mark Johns. Special musical guests will also be performing throughout the event.

“This community has been so generous in welcoming me and my family, said Schneider. “I think it’s so important to give back and the work that Chuck Moore and the Food Pantry Network does is terrific and so important to so many people. I am not going to lose any sleep over losing sleep for this event.”

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