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Join David, Lynda to help needy kids

Posted August 20, 2013
Updated August 21, 2013

The annual Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM Backpack Buddies food drive is Wednesday morning at Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh and Crossroads Plaza in Cary.

Swing by between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. to drop off food or monetary donations to support the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in feeding kids who don't have enough food at home on the weekends.

Backpack Buddies accepts kid-friendly, non-perishable food including cereal, packaged noodles, canned vegetables and fruit, granola bars, juice boxes, and canned meats and stews, among other items.

There are two donation locations: 

  • Crabtree Valley Mall (in the Sears / Macy’s parking lot on the corner of Creedmoor & Glenwood)
  • Crossroads Plaza (in parking lot in front of Old Navy)
  • You can also donate online

WRAL-TV's David Crabtree will be at the Cary location with Vanna Fox from 6 to 8:30 a.m.

WRAL-FM's Lynda Loveland and Mike Chase will be at Crabtree Valley Mall from 6 to 10 a.m., then at Crossroads from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Be sure to say hello!

Last year, the program helped more than 1,600 kids by distributing more than 59,000 backpacks filled with weekend meals. 

Backpacks can bring back pain 'Backpack Buddies' event to help local children


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  • st5937 Aug 21, 2013

    i will help linda any day of the week

  • st5937 Aug 20, 2013

    can definetly help linda out if she needs help