By Elise Mitchell
As Ed mentioned in his post earlier this week, the donation last Saturday to the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank received a lot of positive media coverage and helped bring to light the hard work of many volunteers. We’ve posted some of those stories here from our local TV stations KFSM, KHOG and KNWA and appreciate their coverage of the event.
While sometimes it can be tough to get media attention for good news, we’ve actually found media to be very receptive to our outreach for Tyson’s donations to food banks around the country. Our guess is that increasingly, hunger is newsworthy, which is both good and bad, of course. Good because so many people are actively trying to help those in need; bad because the need continues to grow as a result of the economic stress people are enduring.
Yes, we’ve been fortunate to earn our share of coverage, but our ultimate goal in doing this is to continue to shine the spotlight on the cause itself. Hopefully, from greater awareness will come greater resources. With all of us working together as well as greater attention brought to the fight against hunger, we can continue to make a difference.
Elise Mitchell is the President and CEO of Mitchell Communications.