911 Day of Service and Remembrance 2010

Volunteer NC and the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks have partnered together for a statewide food drive Friday, Sept. 10, through Sunday, Sept. 12, for National Day of Service and Remembrance 9/11.
“As a way of remembering the sacrifices of September 11, I am proud to say that North Carolina is honoring this day with an initiative to end hunger and give back to our citizens,” said Gov. Perdue. “I encourage all North Carolinians to collect non-perishable foods and volunteer during this weekend of service.”

In North Carolina, more than 1.4 million people are served annually by the Feeding America food banks, and of those, some 30 percent are children and 16 percent are seniors. Families across this state need help and more people than ever are relying on their local food banks.

"In these challenging economic times the number of hungry North Carolinians continues togrow. Far too many of our neighbors are in need of adequate food,” said Alan Briggs, executive director of the NC Association of Feeding America Food Banks. “The food banks of North Carolina are extremely grateful to Gov. Perdue for focusing attention on this unacceptable fact and inspiring our fellow North Carolinians to respond by donating food, money, and volunteering time to support our efforts."

You can donate canned or fresh fruits and vegetables to the Food Shuttle on Saturday, September 11 from 8 am -2 pm. You can also take your donation to the NC State Farmers Market from 9-2. A Food Shuttle Truck will be standing by to accept your donations.

For more information about the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, click here.