WRAAP and the Food Bank feed those in need

WRAAP and the Food Bank feed those in need
Volunteers serve food to people in need. (Source:WECT)
Volunteers serve food to people in need. (Source:WECT)
Wilmington's Residential Adolescent Achievement Place (WRAAP) teamed up with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina to help families in need this Thanksgiving.
The organizations set up at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church from Wednesday morning to afternoon to distribute food items to the public on a first come basis.
Last year, 15,000 pounds of perishable and non-perishable foods were given to more than 500 families.

One volunteer said he continues to serve because it brings the people of the community together.

"I love the camaraderie, and I love the feeling, and I love to hear the people saying what their needs are, and then to see their needs met,” said Warren Jacobs, a volunteer, as he explained he felt the need to serve others who are facing similar trials and tribulations that he has faced.

WRAAP is a non-profit organization that aims to bridge the educational and social gaps among the youth, families and communities.
The Wilmington Branch of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina serves four counties in southeastern North Carolina including Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender. More than 73,790 people in these counties live in food insecure households, almost a third of whom are children.

“People remember this for as long as they live that somebody cared enough to help them," explained Jacobs of the importance of events like this in showing brotherly love in Wilmington.

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