RTP workers take part in food bank 'Sort-A-Rama'

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More than 900 volunteers worked Thursday to package rice for local families

Workers from several Research Triangle Park companies spend Thursday morning taking part in the 4th annual Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Sort-A-Rama.

The event was held at the Jim Graham Building at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.

More than 900 volunteers worked to sort and package $206,000 pounds of rice for local families.

This year's Sort-A-Rama also marks the beginning of the "Stop Summer Hunger" campaign which aims to provide 3.2 million meals to area children during the months of June and July.

Click here to learn how you can help.

Meanwhile, a local boy who is only 5 years old is pitching in as well to help the hungry.

For his sixth birthday, Kingston Braswell wants family, friends, and even strangers to help feed people by donating to the food bank.

Click here to watch's Kingston's request.

ABC11 Together is a proud supporter of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

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