WECT, Grays NBC affiliate in Wilmington, North Carolina, raised more than $50,000 for children in the area who face food security as part of the Stop Summer Hunger Virtual Food Drive.
WECT, Gray’s NBC affiliate in Wilmington, N.C. (DMA 127), raised more than $50,000 for children in the area who face food security as part of the Stop Summer Hunger Virtual Food Drive.
This is in addition to the $111,261 raised earlier this year, which provided 556,305 meals to those facing hardships due to COVID-19.
All of the proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina at Wilmington.
According to Feeding America, one in five children face food insecurity. The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina at Wilmington serves individuals, families, children and seniors facing food insecurity. All donations will stay in the Wilmington area.
“We’re proud to use our reach and connection to the community to help organizations like the Food Bank, whose advocacy and programs help thousands in our area.”
“We now know food insecurity is likely to grow by 49% among children and teens due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Beth Gaglione, Wilmington Branch Director for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.
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