RALEIGH (WTVD) —
In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, many families are going hungry. Power has been out for days, and some people are just looking for a meal.
The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC and ABC 11 are helping get food to those in need.
There will be a Hurricane Relief Food Drive on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at all three ABC11 newsrooms, in Durham, Fayetteville and Raleigh.
You can drop off donations between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Or, you can donate directly to the Food Bank online through its virtual food drive or drop off food at any of its branch locations.
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Here are the items most needed:
The easiest food to donate is food that needs no preparation, such as crackers, granola bars, fruit cups or any lunch box items. Cleaning supplies and baby items such as diapers, baby wipes and formula are also in great need.
In Fayetteville, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast NC is also in need of donations. You can stay up to date with immediate needs on its Facebook page.
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With school being canceled, some children are going hungry since being at school is the only place they get a hot breakfast and lunch.
The food bank is looking for volunteers to help Wednesday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to help pack food to distribute to those in need in Cumberland, Hoke, and Robeson counties.
The food bank is also supplying food to several of the shelters. The food bank will also be hosting mobile food pantries this week, so keep checking its Facebook page for those locations.
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