On day of service, Raleigh families get week's worth of groceries
Volunteers will be distributing boxes of food to families in need Monday morning at the Southeastern Raleigh YMCA on Rocky Quarry Road. The drive-thru event begins at 9 a.m. and is first-come, first-serve. Families will receive 1 to 2 weeks of food when they arrive.
GILBERT BAEZ REPORTING LEAVE IN FAYETTEVILLE. THANK YOU. >>> AND IT LOOKS DIFFERENT THIS YEAR. PEOPLE AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE STILL HONORING THE LIFE AND WORK OF CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.. LESLIE MORENO EXPLAINS HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE HONORING THE LEGACY WITH A DAY OF SERVICE. >> Reporter: WE'RE RIGHT OUTSIDE OF THE YMCA HERE IN SOUTHEAST RALEIGH, WHERE WE HAVE DOZENS OF VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE 6:00 THIS MORNING. THEY HAVE BEEN PACKING BOXES OF FOOD AND THEY WILL DISTRIBUTE THEM TO MANY FAMILIES WHO HAVE BEEN IN NEED THIS YEAR AND WHO HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING BECAUSE OF COVID. >> COVID HAS DONE ITS NUMBER. WE HAVE BEEN DOING THIS SINCE MARCH OF LAST YEAR. THE NEED HAS NOT STOPPED. PEOPLE ARE OUT OF WORK. CHILDREN ARE OUT OF SCHOOL WHO NORMALLY GET MEALS ON A DAILY BASIS. I MEAN, THE NEED, I CAN'T SPEAK ENOUGH ABOUT THE NEED. IT'S A CONSTANT NEED EVERY DAY. >> Reporter: THE EVENT HERE STARTED AT 9:00 THIS MORNING AND RUNS UNTIL NOON. ORGANIZERS HERE TELL ME THAT THEY WILL BE HERE UNTIL ALL OF