Food bank telethon raises 102,000 meals, $20K
Posted September 10, 2012 11:33 a.m. EDT
Updated September 10, 2012 1:24 p.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — More than $20,000 and 3,300 pounds of food was raised in the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina's 24-hour online telethon this weekend.
The event, which lasted from 6 p.m. on Friday until 6 p.m. on Saturday, collected more than 102,000 meals between the money and food donations, a Food Bank spokeswoman said Monday.
FreezerBurns and Google+ hosted the event at the Food Bank's Raleigh warehouse.
As a part of Hunger Action Month, the telethon aimed to raise awareness as well as funds.