Record Year for Y-Country Food Drive

From, November 11, 2015:

16929594She burst onto the scene less than a year ago as the new Mid-Day Air Personality on Y-Country Radio at 97.5 on your radio dial in Michigan’s Great Southwest. Last last month she finished solidly in second place as the Reader’s Choice for Favorite Radio Personality in The Herald-Palladium reader’s poll, and shortly thereafter earned a promotion to the role of Promotions Director for all of the Mid-West Family Broadcasting team in the area. Now, Lindsay Kay is riding high on a massive wave of public support for the 19th Annual Y-Country “Stuff A Truck” Food Drive, setting a new record.

She didn’t do it alone, as Morning Man Mark Durocher, the perennially popular Paul Layendecker, afternoon man Brad Allen and others teamed up for the Herculean effort.  They all worked hard and struck a considerable chord in the hearts of dozens of generous listeners. Then, too, the multiple sponsors including the headquarters collection point of Roger’s Foodland pitched in dramatically…and the combined effort ranks this 19th performance as the best year to date for the campaign to collect money and non-perishable foods for the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency.

The week-long effort produced fully 11 truckloads of food for the non-profit agency, and perhaps more importantly more than $10,250.00 in cash which the agency will have at its disposal to leverage into multiple truck loads more of food products for the less fortunate in our midst.

The Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency, in turn, distributes the food to families in need at no charge whatsoever. All of the donations, both food and money, captured in the week-long campaign at Roger’s on Hollywood Road in Royalton Township, will remain in Southwest Michigan. In fact, the Stuff-A-Truck drive annually provides 75-percent of the food used by the agency each in the organization’s food pantries.

Lindsay Kay was ecstatic with the results, saying, “I am so proud of the people that live in our community who listened to their radio and felt passionate enough about the cause to come down and contribute.” She added, “It warms my heart to know my listeners are willing to help out others in need, especially before the holiday season. I can’t thank them enough for making this Stuff-A-Truck the biggest year ever!”

Incidentally, even in the midst of the full-court press to collect the resources necessary to support the food drive, Lindsay was also orchestrating a hugely successful Kid’s Christmas Carnival from Mid-West Family Broadcasting conducted Saturday at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor in the middle of the first major snowfall of the season, with tremendous crowds of eager families and children kicking off the holiday season.

In the photo accompanying this story on Moody on the, Lindsay is shown on the left during a live broadcast from Roger’s along with Yvonne (center) and Kim (right) from the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency.