National Hunger and Homeless Week

NOVEMBER 16, 2005 -- Advocates for the homeless say food won't be abundant for thousands of North Carolina residents during the holiday season.

That's why the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina is trying to heighten awareness about hunger in our state.

Wilmington Mayor Spence Broadhurst, along with officials from New Hanover and Columbus Counties are declaring this National Hunger and Homeless week.

The food bank says people in our area are especially in need of food this holiday season because of Hurricanes Katrina and Ophelia.