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

— 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.