This is the 24th year for the event that collects food for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina.
The event couldn't come at a better time. Food banks say need is very high.
"We've not seen any reduction in the need of our services from our partner services. People are still affected by this recession," said Peter Werbicki with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
Taking part is easy. You can leave non-perishable food items at drop off locations or fill up a grocery bag and leave it at your local Kroger store.
"A bag like that, statically, you could fill a bag like that and it could feed a family of four for five days," explained Gideon Adams with Second Harvest Food Bank.
The food drive ends December 8.