It is always good to see people giving to those in need especially when it is gaming related. PDX LAN ran a food drive at their recent event in Portland, USA and managed to gather 37,500 pounds of food in under 48 hours from the approximate 500 gamers that brought their machines to play games.
Sounds pretty news worthy, right? Wrong, according to local news media groups, the massive achievement wasn’t deemed news worthy as they instead chose to cover Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
Matt Conwell, the group’s spokesman, told the sole reporter who covered the event:
As a community we really want to give back. We want to show that gamers are good people who do good things.” He went on to say that the food will go to Union Gospel Mission, a Northwest charity that helps the homeless. “It was very heartwarming to see that we made a meaningful impact.
The web wasn’t as ignorant to what was achieved with Reddit, Google+ and numerous sites picking up the story and the story going viral.
Here’s the video from KGW.Com’s Live At 7, the only local news outlet that covered the event where Matt Conwell explained more about the event including the biggest game, DICE’s shooter, Battlefield 4: