Food Bank, Pamlico County Schools to Distribute Food Monday 7/29

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at New Bern and the Pamlico County School System will distribute food and to children and families Monday, July 29 at 3 p.m. The Food Bank is in the last week of the Stop Summer Hunger Campaign, which is aiming to provide 3 million meals to children and their families this summer. The Food Bank will distribute approximately 180 bags of food on a first-come, first serve basis.

WHO: Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC at New Bern and Pamlico County Schools

WHAT: Distribution of Food Bank non-perishable food items

WHERE: Fred Anderson Elementary 515 Anderson Drive Bayboro, NC 28515

WHEN: Monday, July 29, 2013, 3 p.m.

WHY: Nearly 300,000 children in the Food Bank’s service area lose access to free and reduce-cost meals when school closes for summer break- 59,000 are in the New Bern and Greenville area. The Food Bank’s goal is to provide meals to children and their families during the summer.

PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:

• Families receiving food to provide meals for children on summer break

• Dawn Gibson, Former Chair, Long Term Recovery for Pamlico County

• Ron Ihrer, Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

The main office of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is located at 3808 Tarheel Drive in Raleigh. The New Bern Branch is located at 205 South Glenburnie Road in New Bern. Additional warehouses are located in Durham, Greenville, Southern Pines, and Wilmington.

For more information about the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, go to www.foodbankcenc.org.

About the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for 30 years. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington. In fiscal year 2012-2013, the Food Bank distributed nearly 52 million pounds of food and non-food essentials through these agencies. Sadly, hunger remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In these counties, more than 560,000 struggle each day to provide enough food for their families. http://www.foodbankcenc.org.

Media Contact

Jennifer M. Caslin
Coordinator of Marketing, Public & Branch Relations
(919) 865-3063
(919) 840-6879
jcaslin@foodbankcenc.org

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