Sunday, April 10, 2016

Children bag mounds of sweet potatoes

Many thanks to the 15 volunteers who were at The Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC on Saturday. Together with other walk-in volunteers, we bagged 7,500 pounds of sweet potatoes.  With an average meal weighing 1.19 pounds, we bagged enough food for 6,316 meals!  The potatoes will be delivered to families within two business days, so hungry families will benefit from our work this week.

The Food Bank has Kids' Days every second and forth Saturday from 2:00-4:00 and kids as young as five are welcome to volunteer with an adult.  For more information, check out their website at

-- submitted by Gray Woodard