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Food Bank 24-hour telethon starts today at noon

Posted September 11, 2015

Host Greg Ng and Faye at the 2015 Food Bank Telethon

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina is having an entertaining and important 24-hour telethon starting on Friday, 9/11 at 12 noon!

I'll be chatting with them live on Friday at 12:15 pm. I hope you can tune in to the event taking place on the Food Bank website.

Here are the event details:

When: The Telethon starts at 12 noon on Friday, September 11 through 12 noon on Saturday, September 12.

What: 24-Hour online telethon with the goal of raising $50,000 to provide 250,000 meals to our neighbors in need. The Food Bank and Gregory Ng (Food Bank Social Media Ambassador & CMO of Brooks Bell) are coming together once again to raise food, funds and awareness as a part of the national Hunger Action Month movement.

Where: See the Telethon online at their website at www.foodbankcenc.org. The Telethons is taking place at the Raleigh Food Bank Headquarters at 3808 Tarheel Drive, Raleigh, NC.

I'll be chatting with the host, Gregory Ng on Friday at 12:15 pm about ways to save on healthy foods and some specific great deals this week. You can see the interview live at 12:15 pm on Friday on their website.

For a full list of events see the Event Schedule on their website.

If you get a chance to join us at the event, they welcome your food and fund donations. If you can't make it out to the Food Bank, please consider donating online to help those in our community who are food insecure. Many of those struggling are children and your donation can make a huge difference. For every $1 donated, the food bank can provide $10 worth of food or FIVE meals!


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 12, 2015

    Update: They still need another $20,000 to reach their goal of $50,000 in the next 90 minutes. The great news is that they have raised $30,000!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 11, 2015

    Dr D - Thank you!! That is wonderful!

  • Dr D Sep 11, 2015

    I'm in. Thanks for promoting this Faye!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 11, 2015

    Telethon update: They have now raised $12,595 as of 4 pm. They still have $37,405 to go. Thanks to all for any help you can offer.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 11, 2015

    raesmom1612 - you rock - totally!

    Who's next?

  • raesmom1612 Sep 11, 2015

    Challenge accepted Faye. I been reading almost 4 years so that's $8.....I'll do $10 :) Thanks for all you do

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 11, 2015

    Thank you so much for donating, RFB!! You are so kind!

    You are totally right - every bit helps. I was excited to bring them some food today and a couple checks I was given from family members to donate because I know it will go directly to helping people in need. They do an amazing job at the Food Bank and it is staggering to think about how many people they help through their efforts.

    I challenge everyone to donate $2 or more to the Food Bank for every year you have been reading this (free!) blog.

    Here's the link: http://www.foodbank24.org/

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Sep 11, 2015

    Faye- thank you for posting this! Just went over and donated online! I typically don't donate and tell, but this is something near and dear to my heart. And since I haven't been able to coupon as much lately for charity, helping out in this way is so simple, yet so important. Even donating $1 gives FIVE meals! And $35? 175 MEALS!!! If you have a bit extra, this is such a good way to pass it on to the people in our very own community :-)