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Food Bank Replentishes Shelves

Posted September 23, 1996 12:00 a.m. EDT

— There are still many people who struggling to get food and other neccesities after Hurricane Fran.

This week, the Carolina Food Bank collected over 1 million pounds of food and supplies through donations.

Greg Kirkpatrick, who runs the food bank, says he always sees people come through when they need help.

The great response lasted all week, and Sunday night people were still dropping off groceries and other supplies at the food bank.

Also on Sunday, the center received another helping hand in the form of funds raised by St. Raphael's church.

The priest from St. Raphael's said it was an easy task collecting money to help Fran's victims.

Cash donations and boxes of groceries will help disaster victims in each of the 37 North Carolina counties declared disaster areas. Over 300 pounds of food will be distributed.

Many of the donations came from people, like Mary Anne Chamblee, who were themselves hard by the storm.

The food bank will accept donations for disaster victims as they continue to weather the storm aftermath.

You may still make donations Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.