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.
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