WNCT’s Virtual Food Drive with Southern Bank and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC

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WNCT partnered with Southern Bank, and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC to help those impacted by COVID-19.

With everyone wanting to stay home right now… and us wanting to keep the product that’s coming into the warehouse as safe as possible. We’re really pushing people to do the virtual food drive more.

Jennifer Caslin – Marketing Director Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC

Every dollar donated provides 5 meals to people in the community. As unemployment continues to rise, people are finding themselves food insecure when they weren’t before.

It makes you think about family and the difficulties some of us are going through right now. The first thing that came to mind was how do we help the food bank help those in need?

Drew Covert- President of Southern Bank

Southern Bank made a $5,000 donation to the virtual food drive, which will provide 25,000 meals for communities in Central and Eastern North Carolina. With donations from people in the community and local sponsors WNCT raised more than $15,000 for the virtual food drive. Click here to get connected to the food bank, and to learn how to start your own virtual food drive.

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