Fairgoers Who Help Fight Hunger Get Free Admission
Posted October 19, 2006 6:21 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. — Thursday is Food Lion Hunger Relief Day at the State Fair.
Those who bring four cans of Food Lion-brand food to the gate will get into the fair for free.
The collection will go to the
Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
. It will distribute the cans to needy people and hunger-relief agencies in several counties as well as with Second Harvest Food Banks in other regions, such as Fayetteville, Winston-Salem and Elizabeth City.
On Wednesday, people in uniform filled the midway during Military Appreciation Day.
, attendance is down this year at the fair from years past.