Archives for October 2013
By Joseph Neff 10/11/13
North Carolina has enough federal money to provide food to the state’s low-income mothers and their babies, the state budget director said Thursday. Art Pope said there is enough money on hand to fully fund the WIC program, officially known as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children
Food Lion announced Wednesday that it is providing $500,000 in gift cards to North Carolina food banks, and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC will receive 22,000 of the $5 cards.
Food Lion’s donation is in response to the state’s temporary suspension of Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Program benefits because of the federal government shutdown.
“Food Lion is pleased to take a leading role across the state in providing critical funding to North Carolina food banks that will begin to receive increased requests in the coming weeks,” said Beth Newlands Campbell, president of Food Lion.
The North Carolina High School Athletic has joined forces with the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks to help reduce hunger in North Carolina. From September 27 through November 8, 2013 the NCHSAA is encouraging its member schools to get involved in a campaign to raise donations for local food banks.
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