Don't forget the hungry this Thanksgiving

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - While most of us are in the midst of planning and cooking a delicious Thanksgiving feast, we can't forget about those who cannot afford to have such a celebration.

Hunger is a serious issue in southeastern North Carolina. It affects thousand of children, family, and elderly.

During the holidays, those people rely on food banks, but it we don't help replenish the inventory, they will go without.

This makes it extremely challenging to provide adequate amounts of food and supplies for local agencies and groups. While this has been a challenging year for all, the food banks need our help.

Street Turkeys of Wilmington is a project designed to re-stock the shelves of The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina at Wilmington. The Food Bank provides food and supplies for 92 area food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens and group homes.

If you would like to help support our local Food Bank, please come out on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and drop off one or more of the items listed below.

Frozen turkeys and hams • canned stews, soups, tuna, ravioli • peanut butter • cereal canned fruits & vegetables • rice, pasta, dried beans • infant formula, diapers and wipes

Monetary contributions are also welcome: just $1.00 can provide 4 meals.

(Please make checks payable to The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.)

For your convenience, additional donations may be made that same day at the following Harris Teeter locations: Lumina Commons, Long Leaf Mall and Oak Landing Shopping Center. If you will be unable to attend our event, you can participate in the Virtual Food Drive on-line.

All donations are tax deductible.

Wednesday, Nov. 23

7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The Landing, 530 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach

This food drive is sponsored by the Men's Bible Study Group and the Outreach Committee at Wrightsville United Methodist Church.

For more information visit http://streetturkeyswilmington.org/

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