PBS SOCAL TO ENJOY SUCCESSFUL PLEDGE CAMPAIGN IN NOV/DEC THANKS TO CHALLENGE GRANT AND FOOD SPONSERS
COSTA MESA, Calif. (November 19, 2012) – As the primary PBS television station for the greater Los Angeles area, PBS SoCaL is pleased to announce the generous support of its Educational Challenge Grant and Food Sponsors for the network’s upcoming November-December 2012 pledge drive. The network’s pledge drive begins Thanksgiving Day, the 22nd of November, and runs through December 30th, 2012.
CHALLENGE GRANTS SPONSOR
PBS SoCal proudly recognizes Golden State Foods and the GSF Foundation as the Educational Challenge Grant Sponsors for our November-December 2012 pledge drive!
Golden State Foods is one of the world’s largest and most diversified suppliers to businesses within the quick-service restaurant industry. Established in 1947, the $5.6 billion company is a value-based establishment, recognized for its superior quality, innovation and customer service throughout the QSR industry. With more than 4,000 employees worldwide, GSF is pleased to provide service to more than 25,000 restaurants on 6 different continents from its 33 international facilities. Its core businesses include processing of liquid products, meat, produce, and bakery. GSF also provides a variety of other services including full-line distribution to the quick service restaurant industry. For more information, visit the Golden State Foods website at http://www.goldenstatefoods.com
The GSF Foundation is a non-profit organization established to improve the lives of children and families in need. A natural extension of Golden State Foods’ values-based business, the Foundation is designed to assist those in the areas where GSF associates live and work through both personal involvement and contributions. GSF builds upon the existing charitable involvement of its associates, the GSF Foundation partners with numerous local charities nominated by GSF employees, benefiting a variety of worthy organizations and individuals throughout the country. Working through its 27 local committees, the Foundation has mobilized as many as 80% of its associates through volunteer service and financial donations. To date, the GSF Foundation has raised more than $22 million for more than 350 children’s charities worldwide. (http://www.gsffoundation.org).
PBS SoCaL also would like to recognize Golden State Foods for providing meals from McDonald’s for volunteers, talent and staff during the station’s Tuesday, Nov. 27 LIVE pledge night broadcast at 7 p.m. featuring The Tenors, the internationally popular musical foursome made up of Victor Micallef, Clifton Murray, Remigio Pereira, and Fraser Walters.
About PBS SoCaL
PBS SoCaL, formerly KOCE-TV, is Southern California’s PBS station dedicated to interactively educating, entertaining, and enlightening the greater Los Angeles area. With its three unique broadcast channels. PBS SoCaL HD, PBS OC, and WORLD TV, PBS SoCaL provides award-winning programs like Frontline, NewsHour, NOVA, Nature, and Masterpiece, as well as local productions Real Orange, SoCaL Insider With Rick Reiff, and Bookmark With Maria Hall-Brown. Through community outreach initiatives including PBS SoCaL Education, PBS SoCaL provides local schools access to new media materials that engage students in 21st century learning. Explore the future of PBS in Southern California at www.pbssocal.org.