Raleigh, N.C. (June 14, 2016) – The NC Retail Merchants Association (NCRMA) (http://www.ncrma.org/) has presented a check for $50,000 to the NC Association of Feeding America Food Banks (NCAFAFB). This donation is made at a time of increased need, because for many children, summer equals hunger.
North Carolina ranks in the ten worst states in the percentage of children under 18 who are lacking food on a regular basis according to recent reports. That statistic seems even more critical when school is out for summer break. Children who rely on free and reduced breakfast and lunch across North Carolina will suffer because those meals are no longer available to them. NCRMA is proud to give this $50,000 donation to support hungry children at a time of year when some children need it most.