Tomorrow is the Food Bank’s last day of the Heart of Carolina Food Drive. This is the time of year when people are the most generous to those who have less. The Heart of Carolina is a great way to give to the people in our community who are hungry and is our biggest food and funds drive.
Helping people have enough to eat has changed from being an emergency event to a chronic one. Most of the over half a million people the Food Bank helps are the working poor and children. Our Food Bank is incredibly efficient with all we are given. We can turn every dollar into five meals. Ninety-seven percent of all our donations turn into food that goes right out to feed one of our neighbors.
Your help is needed and appreciated by so many people you may never know, but especially by me. Tomorrow I will be at the Kroger on Hillsborough St. in Durham at 7:30 AM and will be on ABC-11 TV during the local cut in of Good Morning America. If you can stop by and bring food or funds I would love to see you there.
If you can’t come out to Kroger please consider donating online. Last year so many of you donated to my Less Dana fund where you gave over $53,000 to the Food Bank. I will be eternally grateful to all of you who have supported the great work the Food Bank does.
I know that everyone is busy at 7:30 in the morning on December 11 so just click on this link to donate Heart of Carolina Donation. I hope that you and your family are always fortunate to never know hunger. I am fortunate to know you and count all you friends as one of my greatest blessings.
More appropriately I should say, “As will be seen on TV.” This morning I recorded a TV show at WTVD, ABC -11 with Angela Hampton called the Heart of Carolina Perspectives that will air on this Sunday at 11:00 and again the following week at the same time.
The show is about the Heart of Carolina Food Drive that ABC-11 sponsors for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC and the Fayetteville Food Bank. It is our largest food drive of the year and is running now until December 5th, which is drive through day to drop food off at Kroger’s in our local area.
I want to take this time to thank all of you dear friends and family who have donated to the Food Bank of CENC through Less Dana. Your generousity has been overwhelming. 230 families made pledges. 28 pledges came from people who do not even live in North Carolina. Thanks to my friends from Ethel Walker’s and Dickinson College who have supported me in this effort from afar. Thanks to my old friends spread out across the country and to all you saints in North Carolina. A number of children also made and paid off pledges with money they earned, what an inspiration you are. Thank you.
Sharing your gifts and treasures with others who have less is a noble thing to do. I want you to please take credit for your contribution to your fellow man, woman and child who appreciates the food you are providing them. You worked hard to earn that money and yet you still shared it.
As I gather around my Thanksgiving table this year I will be giving thanks for you, especially as I try and eat only what I actually need and not all that I have available. As anyone who reads this blog knows I am always one who is going to try the funny in any situation, yet my passion is making sure that no one goes hungry which is just not a laughing matter. Forgive me this serious blog posting today. I want you to not miss my sincere gratitude for you and your help in providing food for those who in need.