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Maine Army National Guard Breaks Record!

While at the Walmart in Augusta at the Augusta Marketplace, the Maine Army National Guard is helping out our 'Tanks'giving Food Drive. Last year, PFC Julia Morrison did a pushup for every dollar that was donated. And, even though her shoulder is hurting, she has decided to try and break the record this year.

And her fellow soldiers decided to join in!

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B98.5’s 14th Annual ‘Tanks’giving Food Drive – Day 4 [Video]

It's Day 4 of B98.5′s 14th annual “Tanks”giving Food Drive, running through Friday (November 8th,) at the tank on top of the hill at Camp Keyes, just off Western Avenue in Augusta.

The Morning Buzz's Randy McCoy is still manning the tent up by the tank, taking all of your donations. Today, he's giving you a look at some of the food that has been collected this week!

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Extremely Generous Donation for ‘Tanks’giving

When we go out each day with the Maine Army National Guard and stand out front of supermarkets, we treat everyone the same. We ask everyone to make a donation of non-perishable food items and/or cash for the Salvation Army and local area food banks. You never know what might happen.

Well, something incredible started off our 3rd day of 'Tanks'giving.

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B98.5’s 14th Annual ‘Tanks’giving Food Drive – Day 3 [Video + Photos]

It's Day 3 of B98.5′s 14th annual “Tanks”giving Food Drive, running through Friday (November 8th,) at the tank on top of the hill at Camp Keyes, just off Western Avenue in Augusta.

The Morning Buzz's Randy McCoy is still manning the tent up by the tank, taking all of your donations.

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‘Tanks’Giving Made WABI-TV Last Night

When I knew that 'Tanks'giving was coming up, I wanted to make sure the entire state of Maine was able to know about it. Our station reaches 160,000 in our listening area and everyone has been spreading the word around and tuning in to see how our food drive is going.

Well, I decided to make a few more phone calls.

And the good people at WABI-TV Channel 5 were able to answer my call!

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B98.5’s 14th Annual ‘Tanks’giving Food Drive – Day 2 [Video + Photos]

 

Join us for B98.5′s 14th Annual “Tanks”giving Food Drive, today through Friday (November 8th,) at the tank on top of the hill at Camp Keyes, just off Western Avenue in Augusta. Thanks to you, “Tanks”giving has become one of New England’s largest food drives. Your donations support area food banks throughout all of central Maine. We welcome you to stop by the tank and visit Randy and and bring by your donations.

Day 2

Check out Randy being interviewed by WABI-TV Channel 5!

Here are some more shots from today:

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Photo by Randy McCoy

The ‘Tanks’giving’ Mystery Lady Strikes Again!

WHO IS SHE???  WHERE DOES SHE COME FROM?

That's the Mystery Lady!

She comes around for 1 week a year and spreads her Dunkin Donuts cheer with Randy while he is at the tank for 'Tanks'giving. But....

WHO IS SHE???

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B98.5’s 14th Annual ‘Tanks’giving Food Drive – Day 1 [Video + Photos]

Day 1

We're underway...Join us for B98.5′s 14th Annual “Tanks”giving Food Drive, today through Friday (November 4th-8th,) at the tank on top of the hill at Camp Keyes, just off Western Avenue in Augusta. Thanks to you, “Tanks”giving has become one of New England’s largest food drives. Your donations support area food banks throughout all of central Maine. We welcome you to stop by the tank and visit Randy and and bring by your donations.

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Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan

B98.5, Maine Army National Guard Tanksgiving Food Drive, November 4-8

As we get ready to start our 14th annual Tanksgiving food drive there are some alarming facts about hunger in Maine. Ten years ago 9 percent of the state’s population, about 53,000, didn’t have enough food to put on their table. That number has jumped to 15 percent today, or 132,000 Mainer’s.

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‘Tanks’Giving Food Drive Starts November 4th [VIDEO]

The annual B-98.5 'Tanks'Giving Food Drive is coming up! It will be happening the week of November 4th. We'll be teaming up with the Maine Army National Guard again this year to collect non-perishable food for the Salvation Army of Augusta and Waterville.

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