Hunger action month to be kicked off with 24-hour telethon
September 5, 2012 by Sarah
Starting this Friday, September 7, at 6:00 pm and running for 24 hours into Saturday, the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina will be holding a telethon at its warehouse on Tarheel Drive in Raleigh, North Carolina to raise awareness of September as Hunger Action Month.
Kicking off the event on Friday night from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm is a social media mixer that will feature food, prizes and a variety of fun activities. At midnight, and running until 2:00 am, will be the Midnight Madness event, during which time volunteers will be sorting food for needy individuals and families. This event is on a reservation basis for the first 40 spots.
Other special activities in the telethon include a food drive starting at 4:00 am, allowing people to drop off their donations and become eligible for special prizes and giveaways. Also planned for noon on Saturday is ‘C’mon Down for Lunch’ at the warehouse in Raleigh, where food trucks will be providing tasty treats of the local area.
The Food Bank is no doubt using flyer printing and poster printing to let those in the local community know about this event so that they can be a part of the fun and donate food to help alleviate hunger in North Carolina.
Companies and organizations that make donations to the Food Bank can sign up for a live 20-minute interview during the telethon to present their monetary donation and discuss what they doing to fight hunger.