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Food bank telethon raises 102,000 meals, $20K

Posted September 10, 2012

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— More than $20,000 and 3,300 pounds of food was raised in the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina's 24-hour online telethon this weekend.

The event, which lasted from 6 p.m. on Friday until 6 p.m. on Saturday, collected more than 102,000 meals between the money and food donations, a Food Bank spokeswoman said Monday.

FreezerBurns and Google+ hosted the event at the Food Bank's Raleigh warehouse.

As a part of Hunger Action Month, the telethon aimed to raise awareness as well as funds.

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  • lopo Sep 11, 2012

    Thats cool, but I would rather see 102,000 jobs open so they can work for their food.

  • superman Sep 11, 2012

    What has happened to the people who would work for food? My wife and I are both retired and would love to find someone who is willing to do some light housework and yardwork. People dont want to work cause there are so many good Americans who just prefer to give their money away. I passed a man standing at the corner of an intersection--he was talking on his cell phone, eating lunch from a carry out tray with a sign asking for donations. He probably had his BMW in the parking lot across the street.

  • aspenstreet1717 Sep 10, 2012

    Plant some gardens. People are too lazy now. I was born in a Mill town. After work in the Mill people would work out in their gardens. Hard to find good produce now. We had trouble giving it away.

  • westernwake1 Sep 10, 2012

    Some good positive news. Thank you to everyone who donated or helped.

  • nonPC Sep 10, 2012

    Awesome!

  • robbyh Sep 10, 2012

    Americans are good!!