Food Banks Benefit from #Thankful4Ag
Friday, December 12, 2014
By: Carter Crain, Food Resources Manager,
Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
Food insecurity is a growing problem in the United States. In the last year, the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
has provided 53.6 million pounds of food to more than 651,000 people in 34 counties. Contrary to popular belief, food insecurity doesn’t just affect the very poor or homeless. It affects working adults, children and the elderly. It affects our neighbors, our coworkers and our families. At the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, which is part of the Feeding America
network, we rely on donations and volunteers – and also on our nation’s farmers. Donations wouldn’t exist without our nation’s farmers providing the necessary food to feed our growing population. As part of its #Thankful4Ag
campaign, Bayer CropScience is helping provide up to 200,000 meals to Feeding America and its food banks, which play a vital role in ensuring that no American goes hungry.
Share a digital meal at www.Thankful4Ag.com
to ensure food-insecure families don’t struggle with hunger this holiday season. Then learn more about the essential role the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina plays
in ensuring North Carolina’s struggling families have food on the table, including the Weekend Power Pack
program, which continues to expand thanks to a three-year, $300,000 grant
from the Bayer USA Foundation.
This holiday season, we’ve teamed up with Feeding America® to sponsor #Thankful4Ag, a social initiative that will help provide up to 200,000 meals to food-insecure families in America. For each digital meal that is created and/or each share of #Thankful4Ag, we will donate $1 to Feeding America, which is equivalent to 10 meals* secured for partner food banks.
About Carter Crain
Carter Crain serves as the food resources manager for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina which serves 34 counties in the area.