From Durham and the NC School of Science and Math:
Just wanted to pass on info about the NC School of Science and Math’s attempt to set a Guinness world record for the largest food drive. All food collected goes to the Food Bank of Eastern and Central NC. The big day is March 20 and the goal is more than 500,000 pounds of food! For more info go here
The Saints and Colts are squaring off for Super Bowl XLIV. The Food Bank of central and eastern NC has an idea for a way you can share in Super Bowl spirit and excitement with those in your community that are struggling to provide a meal for themselves or their loved ones every day.
We invite you to participate in our 3rd annual Souper Bowl Food Drive on February 7th, to benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina! Do you know of a sports bar hosting a party? Are you attending a party at the home of a friend or family member? Maybe a friendly wager at your office? A “Souper Bowl” food drive would be a great addition to any of these plans! Share your spirit for your team AND for your community and host a food drive. This way everybody wins!
Visit the food bank events page at www.foodbankcenc.org/specialevents for more details.
Five teams of local architects, designers and engineers took over Marbles Kids Museum on Saturday to create structures built for feeding, not housing. Instead of bricks, the teams used cans of food for Canstruction 2010, a national competition established by the Society for Design Administration.
Making its 11th appearance in Raleigh at Marbles Kids Museum, Canstruction 2010, benefiting the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, opens today and runs through February 14. This year’s local theme is “Cartoon Heroes”, encouraging teams to display the can-do spirit of familiar do-gooders of the cartoon world.
A jury of design and culinary experts judged the structures on Tuesday evening, Jan. 19, naming the Jurors’ Favorite, Best Use of Labels, Best Meal and Structural Ingenuity. Awards will be given at the “Can Opener” celebration on Saturday, Jan. 23.
All food used in building the amazing structures will be donated to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. During opening weekend, Jan. 23-24, visitors receive one free admission to the museum for every five (5) canned goods donated. Donations of canned food will be gratefully accepted throughout the run of the exhibit.
Over the past 10 years, this local competition has generated more than 250,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.
News and Observer writer Richard Stradling in the article “Food bank, grocers fight hunger” notes that Lowes Foods, Harris Teeter, Kroger and Food Lion are among the chains collecting nonperishable food or money on behalf of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
In their Rethink Church feature, the United Methodists have an article “Colorado congregation’s food drive puts Rethink Church into practice” that notes folks at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church stood in the Colorado sunshine directing the coming of carloads and the going of truckloads filled with food for the local food bank.
Capital Area Transit’s (CAT) third annual “Stuff the Bus” Food Drive, held in partnership with Chick-fil-A and Harris Teeter, collected more than 1600 pounds of food on Sept. 30. The food was donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
Food donations were collected at Chick-fil-A restaurants on Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh and in Townridge Shopping Center on Glenwood Avenue from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Raleigh residents were asked to donate at least three canned goods. In return, they received a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich.
This year’s food drive donations were 63 percent greater than 2008’s total. Last year, Capital Area Transit collected 980 pounds of food in the “Stuff the Bus” Food Drive. The “Stuff the Bus” Food Drive was one of several events that occurred during CAT’s “Try Transit Week” Sept. 28 to Oct. 2.
Bring four cans of food to the Fair on Food Lion Hunger Relief Day, Thursday, Oct. 22, to receive free admission to the NC State Fair.
Hunger Relief Day is one of the largest one-day canned-food drives in the state, held each year to benefit the 34 N.C. counties served by the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. With the sagging economy and higher fuel and food costs, the food bank has been struggling to keep up with demand, making the food-raiser especially important.
This year, the State Fair has set a goal to collect at least 200,000 pounds of food during the popular event. While only four cans are required to gain free Fair admission, fairgoers who are able to donate extra cans to help stuff the food bank warehouse are encouraged to do so.
The State Fair runs Oct. 15-25 at the State Fairgrounds. For more information, go to www.ncstatefair.org.