WECT, Food Lion Feeds teaming up to help food bank
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - You can help fight hunger in southeastern North Carolina this week.
Join WECT and Food Lion Feeds in supporting the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.
“There are more kids who rely on meals, who are out of school, and 90 days is a long time for a child to go without knowing where their meals are going to come from. During the summertime, our need increases. One out of six children faces food insecurity here in North Carolina. So it’s a really important job that we have,” Jennifer Gedeon of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC said.
You can purchase non-perishable food items and donate the items in specially marked bins at participating Food Lion locations starting Monday, May 22 through Friday, May 26.
“These are just some of the donations that we’ve collected on the first day of our food drive. How easy is it for you to take part? There are 28 Food Lion locations across the area. In New Hanover County, from porters neck all the way down to Carolina Beach. There are four in Pender County, four in Columbus County and eight in Brunswick County. There is a Food Lion near you. Go to the store, get some non-perishable foods, donate to the effort and help us fight hunger,” Gideon said.
Click here for a list of participating locations.
WECT’s Frances Weller will be at the Food Lion located at 14564 Hwy. 17 in Hampstead from noon-6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26. You can watch recorded coverage from Jon, Daniella and Frances below:
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