N.C. food bank looks for holiday season donations

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Thousands of people in eastern North Carolina are getting help from the food bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

Food, hygiene products and household essentials have been donated from around the state to help those in our area.

Donations usually start pouring in around Thanksgiving, but this year the need started in early October when Hurricane Matthew hit.

The food bank’s operations supervisor Todd Penland said more items are needed to continue the season of giving.

“Preferably something that has a lot of shelf life,” Penland said. “Canned goods, dry goods, we take non-food items too. Paper towels, soap, hygiene items.”

The food bank’s goal is to serve $2.4 million meals this holiday season.

For information on how you can donate, head to their website.

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