Thank you! ABC11 viewers make food drive a huge success

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RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The community response to the ABC11 Hurricane Relief Food Drive was incredible!

We collected more than 15 truckloads of food and household items, which adds up to more than 63,000 meals.

Additionally, more than $130,000 was raised. That translates to another 650,000 meals.

So far, the donations total up to more than 713,000 meals for those in need. Wow!!!

If you missed the Food Drive, which ended at 7 p.m., you can still click here to securely donate to the Food Bank.

There are so many we want to thank, including all of the amazing people in our region who came out to help. Here are just a few to start:

There were large monetary donations from:

  • BASF

  • North Carolina Vending Association

  • Kuraray America Manufacturing in Fayetteville

And large donations of food and household goods from:

  • BFD International

  • SAS

  • Allscripts

  • Duke Energy

  • Accounting Principals

  • Bernhard MCC

  • Woodcrest Apartments

  • Ivy Creek Community

  • Carolina Comfort Air

  • New Hope Painting

And also large food and goods donations from our great community partners:

  • Carrboro Police

  • Fayetteville Register of Deeds

  • Durham County Sheriff's Office

  • VFW 6018

And churches from all over North Carolina, schools across the region, and parents, children and families.

A HUGE thank you to our radio partners, who helped spread the word:
  • G105

  • B93.9

  • K97.5

  • Foxy 107.1-104.3

  • The Light 103.9

  • And in Fayetteville, 107.7 JAMZ and 95.7 WKML

And we would never have gotten all of this food loaded and delivered without the help of:

  • Trosa

  • The Durham Fire Department

  • Olde Fayetteville Insurance

  • Superior Bakery

  • And loads of food bank volunteers

District court judge and adjunct Fayetteville state professor Cheri Siler-Mack gave her criminal justice class a 100 test score if they came out to volunteer.

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Fayetteville are helping to get the food and supplies to those in need.



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Truck after truck is being filled for the ABC11 food drive

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Donations came in all throughout the day -- thank you!

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Donations are still coming in at all ABC11 newsrooms for hurricane relief.

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Relief efforts continue strong in Fayetteville.

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Chris Taylor of the North Carolina Vending Association steps up with a generous contribution from his organization.

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Karen Clark of Radio One helped lend a hand to make the ABC11 food drive a success.

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Hurricane Relief Food Drive and fundraiser to help Hurricane Matthew victims

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You can help Hurricane Matthew victims by donating to the Hurricane Relief Food Drive on Tuesday, October 18

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Please give all you can

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Amy Beros with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC

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BASF Director of Operations Octavio Soares

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Please give what you can

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