by Lisa Sullivan, Digital Media Marketing Director
“I deliver food to agencies, each time I deliver there are always people standing around waiting for food. It starts out with 5 or 6 and then grows to as many as 50 or 60 people waiting on a delivery.” ~ Food Bank CENC Driver
Unfortunately, this is a reality in nearly every community in our country. It just so happens that as Social Media Ambassadors for our local Food Bank, Fonville Morisey gets to hear first-hand how our Triangle community is impacted by the very real problem of hunger in our own community.
In fiscal year 2013-2014, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina distributed more than 53.6 million pounds of food to a network of 826 partner agencies (food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, group homes).
During the holiday season hunger doesn’t stop; nor does it stop when the holidays end either. Fonville Morisey takes great pride in helping families in our Triangle community purchase a new home (one that is new to them) or sell their current one. Whether it be in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary or surrounding communities we are here to assist our clients, some of which might be dealing with the problem of hunger themselves right now, who may have in the past, or due to unforeseen circumstances (sudden job loss, death in the family, etc.) may deal with it in the future. This is why we are proud to serve as Social Media Ambassadors for the Food Bank of CENC.
The Holiday Meals campaign began on November 12th with a goal to raise $435,000 or 2.71 MILLION meals before Dec. 31st. For every $1 donated, the Food Bank can provide 5 meals. How ’bout this – a gift of just $35 can provide enough meals to sustain a family of four for two weeks! Every dollar truly does make a difference.
But, if you don’t wish to donate the dollars, you can bring in donations throughout the season at any of their branches, or join them along with WTVD ABC 11 for the annual Heart of Carolina Food Drive-Thru Day on December 10th at participating Kroger locations too.
Either way, we invite you to please consider helping our Food Bank of CENC this holiday season. No man, woman, or child should go hungry in our community. We CAN make a difference!
To learn more about the Food Bank #HolidayMeals campaign, please visit the official Holiday Meals webpage with all the details.
Infographic courtesy of Food Bank CENC.