CBC Windsor celebrates Sounds of the Season with special programming

CBC Windsor celebrates Sounds of the Season with special programming

CBC Windsor delivered special programming on TV, radio and digital Thursday as part of our campaign to support local food banks.

Every year, we support the Windsor-Essex Food Bank Association through our Sounds of the Season fundraiser.

The goal is to raise money and food donations, as well as generate awareness around food insecurity. Throughout the last few weeks, we’ve been telling you stories about the toll of hunger in Windsor-Essex — and the people who are working to make a difference.

So far, 749 kilograms of food has been donated through Sounds of the Season, along with $11,161 in cash — and there’s still time to get your donation in before the campaign wraps up at the end of the month.

June Muir, CEO of UHC Hub of Opportunities — formerly known as the Unemployed Help Centre — stopped by the studio to talk about how food banks have been serving the local community this year. 

This summer, food inflation rose to 10.8 per cent, the highest level since 1981. 

The Windsor Essex Food Bank Association has seen an 87 per cent increase in the number of new food bank users compared to last year. So far, they’ve served 166,000 people this year. 

WATCH | Here’s a recap of Windsor Morning’s Sounds of the Season show: 

CBC’s Windsor Morning celebrates Sounds of the Season

This month, CBC Windsor is collecting donations in support of the Windsor-Essex Food Bank Association. The morning show team celebrated those efforts with live guests, musicians and an audience.

Our Sounds of the Season edition of Windsor Morning also featured special guests and live music from Sarah Hiltz and Billy Raffoul, as well as our Bollywood holiday band featuring tabla drummer Krutarth Shitut and friends.

Guests joined the show live in person at CBC Windsor at 825 Riverside Drive West, where we’re also collecting your non-perishable donations for the food bank.

In the evening, we hosted a special edition of CBC Windsor News at 6 with live music from Willowbrook.

Four men sit at a studio table.
A Windsor Morning familiar face joined our Sounds of the Season program. Tony Doucette, right, stopped by for from holiday trivia with host Nav Nanwa, left, news reader Peter Duck, second from left, and show technician Tom Addison. (CBC)
A man in a chef coat pours oil into a pan.
UHC Hube of Opportunities chef Rafe Hanna prepares snacks at CBC Windsor on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. (Samantha Craggs/CBC)
Three musicians stand in the CBC Windsor studio.
The CBC Windsor Morning Bollywood Holiday Band featuring tabla player Krutarth Shitut. Along with singer and guitarist Shubham Kablra and pecussionist Harshit Jadav. (CBC)

Sounds of the Season is CBC Windsor’s annual fundraiser in support of the Windsor-Essex Food Bank Association. It’s also a chance to take a closer look at the reasons people in our city are in need, and the steps being taken to help them. 

Donate to the Windsor-Essex Food Bank Association now!


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