WRAL SmartShopper

WRAL SmartShopper

Food Bank 24-hour telethon starts Friday at noon!

Posted September 26, 2014 7:22 a.m. EDT


The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina is having an exciting 24-hour telethon starting on Friday, 9/26 at noon! Join us at the food bank location in Raleigh for fun and informative events or watch the telethon on their website and consider donating!

Here are the event details:

When: Starts 12 noon on September 26 through 12 noon on September 27

What: 24-Hour telethon with the goal of raising $60,000 to provide 300,000 meals to our neighbors in need.  The Food Bank and Gregory Ng (Food Bank Social Media Ambassador & CMO of Brooks Bell) are coming together once again to raise food, funds and awareness as a part of the national Hunger Action Month movement.

Where: Raleigh Food Bank Headquarters, 3808 Tarheel Drive, Raleigh, NC

Activities: There will be a Food Truck Rodeo during lunch on Friday, a Mixer in the evening on Friday and more! I'll be chatting with the Food Bank folks on Friday at 3:00 pm about ways that the Smart Shopper blog has partnered with the Food Bank over the last 5 years.  You can see the interview live at 3 pm on Friday on their website. For a full list of events see the Event Schedule.

If you get a chance to join us at the event, they welcome your food and fund donations.  If you can't make it out to the Food Bank, please consider donating even a little to help those in our community who are food insecure. Many of those struggling are children and your donation can make a difference. For every $1 donated, the food bank can provide $10 worth of food or FIVE meals!

I hope to see you there!