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Reminder: FREE entrance to N.C. State Fair Thursday with food donation!

Posted October 23, 2013


Here's one more reminder that tomorrow is Food Lion Hunger Relief Day at the N.C. State Fair. Bring in five cans of Food Lion brand food to the N.C. State Fair on Thursday, Oct. 24 and receive FREE admission!

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina will be collecting the food and then giving it to those in need in a 34-county area surrounding Raleigh.

Are you going to the Fair on Thursday?


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  • meredith88 Oct 24, 2013

    stephlw, you can donate any brand of canned food to get the free admission. Food Lion sponsors the food drive so the Fair supports them by recommending you donate Food Lion brand food, however you can donate any brand and still get in free.

  • ThomasG Oct 24, 2013

    Thank You Food Lion for sponsoring a free day at the State Fair !

    I leave cans at one or more of the gates for others to get free entrance .

  • stephlw Oct 23, 2013

    The thing that cracks me up about this is that it has to be Food Lion brand. If it is all going to Hunger Relief, I think any brand should be just fine.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 23, 2013

    meredith88 - that is so great of you meredith! Enjoy the dinner party!

  • meredith88 Oct 23, 2013

    Tomorrow will be the first time in over a decade that I have not gone to the fair on canned food day. I have to go to a dinner party for work right next to the fair so I get to deal with all the traffic without the fun of the fair. But I'll be taking a trip to the food bank this weekend to donate the items I would've taken with me :)