Ways you can help feed families, children across the Triangle during the summer

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Friday, July 12, 2024
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Simple ways you can help the Food Bank feed kids across the Triangle this summer

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- For families experiencing food insecurity, the long summer break can be challenging. Many parents and caregivers must provide 10 or more additional meals per week, per child when school is out.

As a result, the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC is seeing the highest need for assistance with 1 in 5 kids unsure about their next meal.


But you can help.

Simple ways to help the Food Bank feed kids this summer

Donate Funds: Now - July 31, contribute to the Food Bank's "Stop Summer Hunger" campaign. For every $1 donated, the Food Bank can source and distribute enough food for five meals - far more than you could purchase as an individual consumer. Your gift will help to provide food and hope to local families and kids. Donate now.

Donate Food: Shelf-stable foods are always needed. Check out the list of most needed items and find other resources to host a drive here.

Donate Time: Volunteers are critical to the Food Bank's mission. In an average volunteer shift, one person can sort or pack enough food for 160 meals! To register and learn more about what to expect, click here.

If you need assistance from the Food Bank this summer

With the help of local governments and community partnerships, the Food Bank offers support in several ways, including its Summer Food Service Program, NC SUN Bucks, Pop-up Markets, and more. Visit their resource page for more information on these services.

Together, we can help kids access nutritious food this summer.