Storm Smart donates $62,000 to March to a Million Meals

Published: March 1, 2021 8:25 PM EST
Updated: March 15, 2021 10:00 PM EDT

WINK Feeds Families March to a Million Meals reached its goal of $400,000 and had surpassed it Monday, but a business leader in Southwest Florida wasn’t done contributing.

The effort was already at more than $493,000 to benefit families facing food insecurity in Southwest Florida, and Brian Rist, the executive chairman of Storm Smart, helped us all smash that goal even more.

Rist joined us with Richard LeBer, the CEO and president of beneficiary Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, during our newscast to present a check worth $62,000 to bring the money raised to more than $500,000.

This generous support came after Rist and Storm Smart had already donated $40,000 to the cause from the start.

Southwest Florida, thank you for your support during our March to a Million Meals!