Food Bank Runs Out Of Food

The Winston-Salem Journal reported Friday the food bank ran out of food in July for the first time in its 28-year history. Officials told the 400 partner agencies in 18 counties there was no food for them.

The food bank had collected enough by July 24 to invite the
agencies back this week. The problem is likely to continue. Even though donations are up 15 percent this year, demand from the food bank's member agencies is up by 76 percent.

That's the highest percentage of increased requests among North
Carolina's six Feeding America food banks. The others are averaging
50 percent increases.


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  • by The Neuse River Rollergirls Location: RAB on Aug 4, 2009 at 08:29 PM
    If any of you are in the Goldsboro area and would like to donate, you may drop off non-perishable foods at our practice this Thursday and next at Round-A-Bout Skating Ctr. 1305 Parkway Drive in Goldsboro. We are also taking donations of pet food for the low income people right now who are struggling to feed their pets that people may also donate. For more info, contact us at www.myspace.com/kinstonrg or NeuseRiverRG@Gmail.com
  • by The Neuse River Rollergirls Location: coastal plain on Aug 4, 2009 at 08:23 PM
    We plan to help out Thursday in a food drive and in the following weeks to come.
  • by Supporter Location: W, NC on Aug 3, 2009 at 12:34 PM
    Please remember Eagle's Wings! They can use all these things!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 2, 2009 at 05:28 PM
    I have some baby formula I no longer need I plan to donate. If I can find a place to do so.
  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Aug 1, 2009 at 05:23 PM
    how many people in line for the handouts actually NEED them, just a qustion! Buzz-
  • by mom Location: pitt co. on Jul 31, 2009 at 11:37 AM
    Where do you go online to donate money?
  • by Know More Location: DC on Jul 31, 2009 at 10:37 AM
    I used to donate food all the time . but since the DC politicians are looking at half my pay for their ill advised entitlement programs ...no more charity , from me... maybe they can get a stimulus.
  • by Food Bank Supporter Location: ENC on Jul 31, 2009 at 09:42 AM
    ENC - Support the Albemarle Food Bank in Elizabeth City. Our own Eagle's Wings gets its food from there. You could help both organizations at the same time.
  • by enc Location: enc on Jul 31, 2009 at 07:38 AM
    I'll start a drive here for them if anyone is interested!
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