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NBC4’S ANNUAL HELP 4 THE HUNGRY KICKS OFF TO SUPPORT REGIONAL FOOD BANKS

The station teams up with more than 300 Ralphs and Food 4 Less stores

to help Southern California families

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – (November 23, 2020) – NBC4/KNBC’s ‘Help 4 The Hungry’ donation drive returns for a third consecutive year to support food banks facing a greater than ever need this holiday season to help feed families in need. Demand has skyrocketed during the pandemic leaving neighborhoods and people across Southern California struggling with economic hardships, job losses and homelessness.

From November 23 through December 24, individuals can donate $1, $5, $10 or more at Ralphs and Food 4 Less stores upon checkout. People can also make donations by texting H4H to 41444 and follow the prompts. Donations of any amount are welcomed. All donations collected locally will benefit regional food banks in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.

“NBC4’s ‘Help 4 The Hungry’ returns at a critical time when many across our area are facing overwhelming challenges. We are proud to step up and do our part to ensure millions of meals across Southern California are available to those who need it the most and during these unprecedented times,” said Steve Carlston, NBC4 President and General Manager.

Since 2018, NBC4/KNBC’s award-winning campaign has raised nearly $1 million dollars in cash donations and provided four million meals across the region. This year, the station hopes to build on its success and make a greater impact.

“The Help 4 The Hungry campaign is a true demonstration of partnership between NBC4, Ralphs, Food 4 Less and the regional food banks throughout Southern California,” said John Votava, Director, Corporate Affairs for Ralphs. “Most importantly, we are grateful for viewers, customers and community supporters who so generously give to the campaign each year. “The results of the Help 4 The Hungry campaign further our bold goal of achieving a world with Zero Hunger & Zero Waste.”

Throughout the campaign, NBC4/KNBC will report about food insecurity in Southern California and how donations can make a difference in people’s lives. Audiences can watch the reports during the station’s newscasts that air from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m., at 11:00 a.m., and at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Audiences can also watch the reports through the station’s digital, mobile and OTT platforms.

NBC4/KNBC’s ‘Help 4 The Hungry’ initiative follows the station’s ongoing efforts to provide support to communities affected by the coronavirus crisis including a spring 2020 partnership with Ralphs and Food 4 Less that resulted in $235,000 in emergency relief funds going to groups providing direct aid to those impacted by the pandemic. In addition, earlier this year, NBC4/KNBC and KVEA/Telemundo 52 awarded $225,000 to nearly a dozen local nonprofit organizations using innovation to tackle everyday problems and urgent COVID-19 needs.

For more information about how to donate, visit nbcla.com/helpthehungry and follow @nbcla on all social media platforms.

About NBC4

NBC4 is the West Coast flagship station of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, serving the vast region since 1949. NBC4 produces 41 hours each week of local news and weather, and the station features the largest award-winning investigative unit in Southern California. The station also produces “California Live,” a live weekday 30-minute lifestyle show featuring the latest in entertainment, travel and lifestyle trends across the Golden State. NBC4’s news operation has received nearly every industry award bestowed on local news, including numerous Los Angeles Emmy and Golden Mike Awards, two national and two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, and a Peabody Award. NBC4 news is delivered across the main broadcast on channel 4, atwww.nbcla.com, and through multiple interactive social media platforms 24/7. The NBC Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal, also operates COZI TV (www.cozitv.com), a national network that brings viewers some of America’s most beloved and iconic television shows and movies.

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