BackPack Buddies feeds hungry kids
On July 18, MIX 101.5, WRAL-TV and the generous residents of the Triangle will join forces to raise funds and food donations in a day-long community event on TV, radio, and social media. The food and funds benefit Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's child hunger programs.Posted — Updated
Child hunger in North Carolina
- 1 in 5 children in North Carolina is at risk of hunger
- Close to 500,000 children are going hungry across our state
- More than 118,000 children in the Food Shuttle’s 7-county service area applied to receive free and reduced price lunch. That’s almost 54% of school-aged children in these public school systems.
- North Carolina has the 10th highest rate of food insecurity in the nation.
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is feeding children at risk of hunger right now, and nurturing long-term solutions that provide access to fresh, healthy food.
How your donation helps
We fight childhood hunger on every level! Your donation also helps fund hot summer meals, our food truck, nutrition education and school pantries. See how you can make a difference:
Drop off money, food
Drop off food donations at a location near you
Donate non-perishable food at any Food Lion in Wake or Durham counties.
Search below – by town, street or zip code – for a list of Food Lion drop-off locations.
Give your time, talents
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These companies and organizations have come through in a big way to help end hunger in NC:
Wynne Health Group LLC
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