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Food Bank Cupboards Bare, WRAL TV5 Helps You Help

Posted September 18, 1996 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Many charitable organizations in the Triangle have been put to the test since Hurricane Fran hit the area, and none any harder than the N.C. Food Bank.

In order to replenish supplies of non-perishable food and other supplies, WRAL-TV5 has recalled troops of "5's Army of Volunteers," which was started to help victims of Hurricane Andrew, to help restock shelves at the Food Bank's the Beryl Road location.

The 450 agencies that the Food Bank serves are spread throughout 34 counties. All 34 of those counties have been declared disaster areas, meaning that when people lost power, they lost the contents of their refrigerators and freezers.

Needed items include canned goods, ready-to-eat meals; pop-top cans of things such as puddings, tuna and meat; beans, cereal, bread, baby food and formula, paper products and personal hygiene items. The Food Bank also is seeking cash donations.

Donations can be dropped off at 4701 Beryl Road, near the state fairgrounds, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., this Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Barrels have been placed outside the building for your convenience.