GOOD WORKS PROGRAM - 12/14/2013

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 09:14

        2013 Annual Good Works Holiday Project!   

 

This year our Chapter will again partner with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina

    Date: December 14, 2013 (Saturday)

    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

IS THERE A NEED? Sadly, hunger remains a serious problem in central and easternNorth Carolina. Over 560,000 people in the Food Bank's 34-county service area struggle each day. Nearly 34 percent of the people served by the Food Bank’s network are children, and another 11 percent are elderly. Thirty-eight percent of the families served are the “working poor” – people who work hard and still have to choose between eating and other basic necessities, such as medicine and housing.

Why Volunteer?  Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Food Bank of Central andEastern North Carolina’s mission. Dedicated and caring people who donate their time make it possible for the Food Bank of Central &Eastern North Carolina to provide much needed food to those at risk of hunger.

The Food Bank relies on more than 14,180 volunteer hours each month to accomplish its mission of alleviating hunger. Volunteers are the critical link between the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, its 800 partner agencies, and the people they serve on a daily basis. By volunteering, you make a tangible contribution to your community. For every hour worked by volunteers at the Food Bank, 288 pounds of food is distributed to our network of partner agencies who serve the 560,000 people at risk of hunger in our service area.

How to Volunteer: If you would like to help with this Chapter’s Good Works holiday project or simply have questions about volunteering for this date, please contact Deane Tolman @

 

      Telephone @ (919) 791-2593 or

      E-mail @ tolmand1@nationwide.com

 

Further specifics for this event and directions to the Food Bank will be provided for all who register. The numbers of volunteer slots are limited so please respond ASAP!

 


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