Already, it is September 6. Tomorrow is the Food Banks telethon. Don’t forget to watch me at 11:45 when I speak to Gregory Ng of Freezer Burns, and talk about what an amazing organization the Food Bank is.
Here is the fact of the day about the Food Bank!
The Wilmington branch is celebrating their 10th anniversary this fiscal year!
This branch serves four counties in southeastern NC including; Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender. In addition to celebrating their 10th anniversary, the Wilmington branch has reached their 5 million pound milestone. There is a news release document that you can view with all of the amazing facts about this branch: http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/DocServer/PR_06.13.12_ILM.pdf?docID=3981
In the counties served by the Wilmington branch, over 61,000 individuals are at risk of hunger; over 18,000 are children and 12% are 65 years and over.
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The Food Bank provided nearly 840,000 lbs of disaster relief product after hurricane Irene last year!
The Food Bank serves 34 counties in central & eastern North Carolina through six warehouses!