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Local Radio Show Camps Out For Hunger

POSTED: 6:06 pm EST December 6, 2007
UPDATED: 7:05 pm EST December 6, 2007

It's that time of year again.

The Campout for Hunger Campaign is in full swing.

NBC 10's Aditi Roy stopped by the donation site in Plymouth Meeting Thursday.

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Every weekday morning WMMR's Preston Elliot and Steve Morrison make wisecracks and spew out silliness on their morning radio show. But this week they're entertaining for a cause.

"I can't even imagine what it would be like to really be in need," Elliot said.

Preston and Steve have literally put their show on the road. They're broadcasting from a makeshift tent at the Plymouth Meeting Metroplex in their 10th annual Campout for Hunger.

They're asking you to come by the tent and donate food, which will go to Philabundance, a local hunger relief agency.

"I've been trying to go through my cupboard and get all my cans out. I think they deserve it more than I do. Cause we can stock up, and we don't need them as much as they do," Danielle Moore, a student at The Restaurant School, said.

"We'll encounter people who used Philabundance who need to get back on their feet," Morrison said. "They came out here the following year, with a couple of bags of food, and give back. It's amazing to see people paying it forward that way."

Preston and Steve are really committed to this cause. They've made it a 24-hour operation. They sleep in an RV overnight, right behind from where they're broadcasting.

"This is the above bunk (in the RV), this is where Steve sleeps every night," an intern said.

The RV is not exactly plush, but the radio hosts said it's far more luxurious than what many people in Philadelphia have.

"As cold as it is, you try to think about what it would be like not to pay for your heat, and decide, am I going to heat my home, or am I going to eat," Elliot said.

With a little help from community members and some familiar NBC 10 personalities who swung by Preston and Steve hope families won't have to choose between having warmth or having food.

More Information Link: Preston & Steve's Camp Out For Hunger

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