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Vote to help the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC!

Posted April 4, 2013


Here's a great (and very easy) way to help out the hungry kids who live in our area! Vote for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina to win a hefty grant from Walmart to help at-risk children. It only takes a minute to vote, so please help! 

I just voted and plan to vote everyday through April 30th, when the voting ends. 

Here are the details they sent via e-mail:

"As part of their Fighting Hunger Together initiative, Walmart is giving out $3 million in grants for the most innovative and effective programs that help alleviate child hunger. The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC is in the running to win one of 100 grants, but we need your help to win!

The more votes we can get on Facebook, the better chance we have of winning a $45,000 grant from Walmart. The funds will be used to support five of our local Kids Cafes which provide at-risk school children with hot meals, tutoring, mentoring, nutrition education and physical activity on weekday afternoons. The grant would help purchase nutritious food (including fresh fruit), buy paper/plastic ware supplies, and pay for meal support (cook or offsite meal preparation.)

Here's how it works:

Now through April 30, log into Facebook and go to bit.ly/VoteFBCENC to vote for our Kids Cafes. You can vote once a day per Facebook account, so vote as often as you can."


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 5, 2013

    I was number 414 today!

  • wildfrenchrose Apr 4, 2013

    I was 311

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 4, 2013

    Thanks, nakabi and claytonsaver! I think I was 243. I hope tomorrow's number will be a lot higher!

  • claytonsaver Apr 4, 2013

    I was #286!

  • nakabi Apr 4, 2013

    I'll definitely vote!!