Archives for March 2014

NC Colleges and Universities Add Student Food Pantries

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JAY PRICE         jprice@newsobserver.comMarch 26, 2014

RALEIGH — North Carolina is part of a national boom of new food pantries that are sprouting in a surprising location: college campuses.

The latest opened at N.C. Central University in Durham on Tuesday, joining others at N.C. State University, Meredith College, Durham Technical Community College and at least four other North Carolina schools. Nearly all the pantries are less than 18 months old, and plans for one on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus are in discussion.

“Every time you turn around, another one is popping up,” said Sally Parlier, the volunteer services coordinator at Durham Tech, who works with the pantry there and advised NCCU on how to start and run its own.

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Legal Feeding Frenzy Off To Rousing Start

By Russell Rawlings March 7, 2014

Feeding frenzy pix 2014Volunteers, special guests and representatives of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC in Winston-Salem joined Attorney General Roy Cooper on Thursday, March 6, to formally launch the 2014 North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy.

“I am excited about our office sponsoring this,” said Cooper, who is serving as honorary chair of the statewide food drive for the second year. “We will be with you every step of the way. Let’s help the people who need it the most.

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