To celebrate Nexstar’s Founder’s Day of Caring, members of the KX News team spent some time volunteering at Our Lady of Grace Food Pantry.
“It means a lot, it means a lot,” Our Lady of Grace Pantry Coordinator Joyce Sand said.
June 17th is Nexstar’s Founder’s Day of Caring.
This year marks the 21st anniversary of Nexstar Media Group.
That’s why employees from all departments at KX News took some time off on Friday to help out in the community.
“For me, personally, Minot’s been really good to me. I’ve been here 20 years and I just like doing things, I like to give back,” Chief Meteorologist Tom Schrader said.
Even with a reliable group of volunteers, some extra hands with every day tasks made a big difference.
Sand said, “We’d be bagging for two or three more days. So, it’s a big help, we’re glad to see you guys all come this morning.”
Nexstar owns more than 150 TV stations across the country, who have all set aside time to volunteer in their communities in honor of Founder’s Day.
“We’re Nexstar now and they really want us to be involved in the community and this is another way I can show that we live here, were local. I’m here, I’m working and so, just everything, I want to give back and show people that yes, we’re still here and we’re still local,” Schrader said.
Our Lady of Grace Food Pantry fed more than 6,000 families last year.
That’s an average of 500 families each month.