CNN may be chronically behind in the ratings, but at least in one area, they’ve managed to best Fox News -and every other DC media organization for that matter: collecting food for the homeless.
Since 2012, Washington media outlets have been participating in an event known as the annual “Feeding Frenzy,” where they compete amongst each other to see who can collect the most food and canned goods to donate to local hunger charity So Others Might Eat (SOME). The past two years, Fox News has dominated. Not so in 2014!
This year, CNN’s Washington bureau proved themselves charitable beyond compare, collecting a whopping 1,291 pounds of food for SOME. That’s compared to Fox News’ 1,014 pounds. CBS, ABC, and WTOP round out the top five food-raisers with 555 lbs, 529 lbs, and 300 lbs respectively.
Ah, victory is sweet. And sometimes savory.
Congrats to the good folks at CNN, and to everyone who donated food this holiday season.