Today is a very special day here at Q98.5. It is a day where we all get to help our neighbors in need through the Rockford Rescue Mission. The fact is this: there are thousands of hungry people here in Rockford. Some are children, and they need our help.

The holidays are almost here. It's that time of year where we gather with friends and family and celebrate all of our blessings. We look forward to a table full of delicious food and spirits, and sometimes forget that so many of our community members are starving while we pass out from our turkey hangover. To me, that is not fair. It's time for us to pay it forward. The good news is it only take two dollars and five cents to do it. Yes, for just $2.05 you can provide hope to the hungry in the Rockford area.

Mind if I give you a mission for today? When you get to work this morning, ask your co-workers to give you $2.05 each. It may not seem like much, but if you were able to collect $50 you would be feeding 25 people; $100 would feed 50. Just think what a huge difference you could make for the hungry in Rockford! Once you gather up the money, click below and donate your gift online. It's fast, secure, and you can smile the rest of the day knowing you helped others in need.

Now, we also understand that money is tight for a lot of people. If you are thinking, "I sure would love to help, but I just can't afford it." Don't worry, there are still plenty of ways you can help by giving the gift of your precious time. Click here to see all the volunteer opportunities at the Rockford Rescue Mission.

Thank you in advance for giving hope to the hungry today. It's amazing what a difference we can make when we all work together!