ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Friday was the return of the in-person Food for Families Food Drive.

News 8 was live at the Tops on Mt. Read Boulevard all day starting on News 8 Sunrise to help raise money for Foodlink and feed needy families throughout the Rochester area.

Many took part in our Kucko Challenge, which was one of the many ways to take part in giving. Donors donated online in the name of either Natalie or John Kucko as our father-daughter 4 p.m. anchor team try to outdo each other by raising the most money through Friday.

Foodlink joined Natalie & John with the results from the Kucko Challenge. Over $2,000 was raised overall, and Team Natalie dominated against Team John with an almost $300 lead.

While the Kucko Challenge has concluded, there is still the opportunity to purchase a Little Brown Bag of Hope in increments of $5, $10, or $20 to provide families with nutritious items at any Tops now through Christmas Eve.

Throughout the day Friday, many dropped off donated goods at the Jefferson Rd. Henrietta Tops or at the Mt. Read location in Greece to help make a difference this holiday season!

President & CEO of Foodlink Julia Tedesco talked to John Kucko about how people have rose to the occasion and have helped in their community.

One of the event’s main sponsors Citizens Bank presented a check for $5,000. Fabre Builders was another donor giving a $4,000 donation.

The Mary Therese Friel, LLC Modeling Agency also stopped by the event to discuss their involvement.