Churches Team Up To Fight Hunger In Eastern Carolina

Thousands of kids are going hungry this summer and several churches have teamed up to help out.

The food bank says nearly 61,000 eastern North Carolina kids lose access to free and reduced cost lunches while they're out of school for the summer. They say that amounts to millions of missed meals.

Saint Timothy's and Saint Paul's Episcopal churches teamed up with Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville to fight the problem with a food drive on Wednesday.

Volunteers spent the day collecting non-perishable foods like pasta, peanut butter, and canned fruits and vegetables. All of the food collected will go to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

If you'd like to donate, you can contact the food bank in Greenville.