LAZER 103.3 | The Walking Fed

LAZER’s 10th annual Walking Fed Food Drive to benefit the Food Bank of Iowa was one for the record books. Together with our dedicated “LAZER Hellraisers,” we were able to raise nearly $29,000, which helped create nearly 5,800 backpack sacks for kids who are food insecure across Central Iowa.

Team LAZER created several different opportunities for listeners to donate throughout the 3-week campaign. There were online donations, the popular “Challenge Week” with LAZER staff members (some of whom were ‘waxed’ for the cause this year), and several silent auction items, including an autographed guitar signed by Des Moines’ own Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour​.

We were also fortunate to have several in-person contributions during our inaugural, day-long “Rock-In” event at the Food Bank of Iowa on the final week of the campaign, in which we broadcasted live from 6 am – 6 pm, and also each pulled volunteer shifts, helping to fill the backpacks we raised money to create.

The Food Bank of Iowa currently has 4,101 students enrolled in the Backpack Program, who rely on them every week for nutrition.

Special thanks to Confluence Brewing Company for their $5,000 match donation – and to our “Rock-In” sponsors, Monsterama and Jay’s CD and Hobby, for their generous contributions as well. Also, to our incredible listeners… we can’t thank you enough for your amazing generosity again this year.

Having set a new fundraising record in 2024, we look forward to finding ways to raise the bar even further in 2025 in our quest to eliminate food insecurity in Iowa.

Food Bank of Iowa needs help year-round. Monetary donations can be made at their website, and you can also volunteer your time there as well.