A message from Preston:
So eighteen years ago we started this little food drive called The Preston and Steve Campout for hunger. Our original goal was to live in a parking lot and try to raise 1 ton of food. 2000 pounds. Well it’s gotten a tiny bit bigger than that now. Last week we raised over the course of five days 1,161,293 pounds of food!!! Never in all the years of doing this did we ever think that we would break the million pound mark! We also accepted $158,995 in cash donations. It’s the biggest food drive of it’s kind in the entire nation and we couldn’t have done it without the generosity of the people of the Delaware Valley. Thanks to all of those who came out to contribute and volunteer. You continue to be amazing, giving people. Don’t ever stop. All the love!!!!
A large collection of awesome photos from the 2015 Camp Out, thanks to our friend Brian Miller of Chorus Photography.
What a beautiful site; your donations have filled the shelves in the Philabundance warehouse!
Largest contribution (by weight) by a business / group:
1st place: A Live Broadcast from Preston and Steve at your place of business: Subaru of America – 347,217 pounds
2nd place: A Live Broadcast from Pierre Robert at your place of business: Zeigler’s – 77,720 pounds
3rd place: A $20,000 Advertising Schedule on WMMR: See below.
* UPDATE (12/11/15):
- Philabundance contacted us this week with a correction on the totals for our 3rd place winner:
- Fred Beans Family Of Dealerships was responsible for 46,668 pounds.
- And Classic Coachworks was right behind with 46,003 pounds.
- So besides the Preston and Steve and Pierre Robert live broadcasts for Subaru and Zeigler’s,
- Both Fred Beans and Classic Coachworks will be awarded $20,000 advertising campaigns on WMMR!
- Congratulations and thanks to all the groups and companies that helped make Campout for Hunger 2015 our most successful yet!
A few of our favorite videos from 2015:
Day 1 Recap:
Day 2 Recap:
Day 3 Recap:
Day 4 Recap:
Day 5 Recap:
More videos highlights are posted here on our YouTube Page.
We also looked back on some of our favorite moments since the event began in 1998:
Preston’s favorite Camp Out moment comes from 2011:
“One of my all time favorite moments was when my heavy metal soul-mates, Steel Panther, whipped out ‘Community Property’ for the crowd! They had no idea what they were about to be hit with! Loved it!!!”
Steve’s two favorite Camp Out moments happened a year a part:
In 2012: “One of my favorite moments was having the great Judd Apatow up the very generous donation of 10 thousand dollars from our dear friend Robert Irvine… by one dollar!”
In 2013: “Ah, but it got even better when local boy and comedy genius Adam McKay appeared at the Campout next year and took on Apatow’s donation!”
Kathy also couldn’t decide what her absolute favorite Camp Out moment was, so she shared three:
“1: The Drop ride at the campout last year. The first time I rode it I was with Casey. Also, when Todd Herremans and I did a trivia contest on the ride!!!
2: When listener Pam rushed to the last day of the campout to donate $10,000 in memory of her husband who had recently passed away to win the Bon Jovi meet and greet for her 2 sons.
And 3: When Jim Gardner visited the campout for the first time.”
Marisa’s favorite moment is from 2008, 10 years after the very 1st Camp Out For Hunger:
“One of my favorite moments – In 2008 our friend John Brazer came over with the Phillies World Series Trophy. I was back in the studio running the board, listening to the excitement in everyone’s voice as they unveiled the majestic award. Preston asked what the inscription read and I found the perfect moment to sneak in the audio clip I was dying to play….”
Nick’s favorite moment from Camp Out comes from 2012:
“There was a moment when we had director and writer Judd Apatow, celebrity chef and reality TV host Robert Irvine, former Flyer Scott Hartnell, and Villanova Men’s Basketball Coach Jay Wright all at the Campout at the same time. They were all there to support PhilAbundance (as well as promote movies and hockey and cooking and basketball). I just really enjoyed having all four of them there at once.”
Casey’s favorite Camp Out moment comes from 2013:
“My favorite moment has to be when we did the fire hose/office chair race against John Bolaris!”
And here’s a fun bonus one: Our former intern and all around good guy Rich, (aka The Pitchuation) gets shot with the Nacho Cannon!
Video Two (from Different Angles):