Food bank helps distribute food to hundreds of thousands during Thanksgiving

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All across the East, families are gathering for Thanksgiving.

For some, the food at the table doesn’t come easy.

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina services 10 counties out of their Greenville and New Bern branches.

This year has been especially difficult for some still recovering from Hurricane Florence.

Currently, both branches service over 138,000 people with food insecurities, 30% of which are children.

Prior to Thanksgiving, the food bank has held multiple events where they distributed thousands of pounds of fresh meat, fruits and vegetables.

In total, they’ve given 1 million pounds of food and supplies to those affected by floods or food insecurity.

The food bank is not feeding people directly out of their locations today, but they have distributed food throughout partner locations.

They’ll also need more donations for people in need around the holiday season, which some will still be food insecure or recovering from Florence.

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