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Food Bank telethon raises $47,000

Posted September 28, 2014 7:43 a.m. EDT

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— The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina fell a bit short of its fundraising goal Saturday, but a spokeswoman considered the annual 24-hour telethon a success.

"While we didn't reach the goal, we did raise enough money to provide almost 235,000 meals to families in need," said Jen Newmeyer in a statement.

Donors pledged $47,003 over the course of the round-the-clock event.

Donations are still being accepted at www.foodbank24.org.