Food Bank In Desperate Need Of Donations

Thanksgiving is about a week away and one food bank says it is drastically low on turkeys and hams.

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern Carolina says it only has seven turkeys and hams to go around. That's particularly bad because more and more people are seeking public assistance to get by these days.

The food bank says keeping the shelves stocked is a challenge. They say organizations such as theirs have seen a 60 percent increase in requests.

The Salvation Army says 83 percent of the people who signed up for help with them are first timers.

The Food Bank is located at 497 West Ninth Street, Greenville. Their phone number if 252-752-4996.


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  • by Anonymous on Nov 19, 2009 at 05:43 AM
    Thank you for adding the address and phone number.
  • by Chris Location: greenville on Nov 18, 2009 at 09:35 PM
    Is any one giving steaks away?? Would much rather have a nice juicy rare steak than dried out turkey or sugary glazed ham. And really... What is the big deal with caring about what you eat on one day? The name of the day is "thanksgiving" day not "thanksgiving because I have a turkey or ham" day. Family fellowship takes a backseat to the menu ... I guess. I'm having a steak and wild turkey special reserve (the only turkey I consume), and I'm happy.
  • by Susan on Nov 18, 2009 at 08:50 PM
    Anonymous at 9:39 - the address and phone number are at the bottom of the article. Call them and I am sure they will let you know how you can help. I was there tonight with my daughters girl scout troup and we brought in canned goods and help with sorting. I am sure they can use hands as well as merchandise!!
  • by Brett Location: Wilson on Nov 18, 2009 at 07:48 PM
    Call obama, get some stimulus $$$$
  • by Anonymous on Nov 18, 2009 at 06:39 PM
    Where is the food bank located???? Phone number, something for people that want to help. You tell us they need help but not where they are to make a donation, come on, give us facts.
  • by CH Location: Greenville on Nov 18, 2009 at 05:40 PM
    I would like to volunteer to help serve. Please let us lknow where and how we can help. And yes, now is the time that we all have to help eachother no matter what the circumstances are. God bless.
  • by Mike Location: Winterville on Nov 18, 2009 at 03:49 PM
    Can anyone tell me how I can volunteer not only food and clothing but my time?
  • by Donald Location: Washington on Nov 18, 2009 at 03:10 PM
    Now is the time to pull together and help our neighbors and those in need. If we would give what we could to churchs or the Salvation Army the govenment wouldn't have the opertunity to takeover that part of our lives! We don't need government help, we need eachother. I am going to do my part to help.
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