Orion Neighborhood Television

“Virtual Food Drive for FISH”

Orion Neighborhood Television, Orion’s community access television station, will be hosting its 12th annual Food Drive to benefit the Oxford/Orion FISH Food Pantry. Over the past 11 years, the ONTV food drives have collected more than 45,000 lbs. of food during the LIVE telethons. For a second year, the drive will be virtual due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We made the decision to stay virtual this year,” says Ian Locke, executive director. “We went to a virtual format last year and were pleasantly surprised on the success we had.  The community and corporate sponsors really stepped up to help us reach our goal. As much as we like having the in-person food drive, we thought it was in the best interest of everyone’s health and safety to stay virtual for 2022.”

The virtual food drive will begin the week of Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. and run through Feb. 11 until 9 p.m.

The televised food/fund drive will air for five full days and nights with LIVE studio elements each day from 12-2 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m.  The community can view the food drive on Comcast Ch. 10, AT&T U-Verse Ch. 99, ROKU Cablecast Ch., ONTV Facebook Page and at OrionONTV.org.

ONTV’s goal is to raise $5,000 for FISH through corporate sponsorships and community donations. They are also asking for the community’s help to fill the ONTV van with non-perishable food and personal items. The ONTV production van will be parked at the studio, located at 1349 Joslyn Rd for in-person donations Feb. 7 -11 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.  Monetary donations can be made through the GoFundMe account located on the ONTV website at orionONTV.org.

Oxford/Orion FISH provides emergency aid in the form of food and agency referrals to individuals in Oxford, Lake Orion, Addison and Oakland Township.  People who have a need for groceries can call the office at 248.628.3933.

Donate today @ OrionONTV.org