Food Bank Distributes 3 million pounds of food

There’s a word of thanks in the latest newsletter from Peter Werbecki and the Food Bank of central and eastern NC:

Thanks to you, we’ve been able to make a tremendous impact in our communities.  In December alone, we distributed over three million pounds of food!  That’s equivalent to over 130,000 meals per day to struggling families, children, individuals and seniors throughout our 34-county service territory.  What a wonderful feeling to know that so many people who would have gone hungry have had nutritious, hot meals to sustain them during the holidays!

We have some exciting events coming up that will continue the spirit of giving. Currently, in partnership with the popular television show “The Biggest Loser”, we’re featuring The Pound for Pound Challenge – for every pound America loses, a pound of food will be donated.  Canstruction (giant sculptures made of cans) is on display at Marbles Kids Museum and serves as a drop-off point for food donations until February 14.  Twitter for Food (skip lunch and use the savings to support the Food Bank) is coming up on February 2 and the “Give A Day, Get A Disney Day” volunteer program is ongoing until December 15.  Details of these events and more can be found on our Special Events Page.

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