Over 500 families in Pitt County received some much needed help Friday from the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
In an effort to raise awareness about the need for food during the summer months, food bank workers from around the state gathered in Greenville to form human chains. Each chain unloaded boxes of food directly from delivery trucks into the hands of families in need.
Each of the three distribution points set up saw nearly 200 families waiting in line. And while the lines were long, food recipients we talked to said they're just grateful for the help.
Food bank staffers say that there is a higher demand for food during the summer months when children are out of school.