Hunger Relief Day at NC State Fair

This Thursday is Food Lion Hunger Relief Day at the NC State Fair! Some know this as “Can Day”: bring 4 cans of food and get free admission to the State Fair.

Hunger Relief Day is one of the largest one-day food drives in the state of North Carolina.  Since its inception 14 years ago, fair goers have donated more than two million pounds of food to help those suffering from hunger in our communities.

This year, our goal is to raise 200,000 pounds of food, so we’re encouraging everyone to bring an extra can.  But we are also aware that many folks have full-time jobs and just can’t get away for this remarkable event in the middle of the week.

Therefore, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC is offering a way to donate “virtually” – right from your computer!  Now you can contribute through our State Fair Virtual Food Drive.

A donation of $10 will bring breakfast to 8 school children for one week…  $15 will provide dinner to a family of four for over 2 weeks…  Every dollar donated provides 4 meals to our those in our communities.


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