Raleigh Coin Club to Host Food Drive to Benefit Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
The Raleigh Coin Club (RCC) is joining with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina to collect non-perishable food and related items for needy families throughout its coverage area. The food drive will be an important component of the club's upcoming 44th annual Raleigh Money ExpoTM, to be held June 2-4 at the Exposition Center on the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.
The Raleigh Money ExpoTM is the largest coin, currency and stamp show in the Carolinas, featuring 165 dealer tables offering a wide selection of US and World coins and currency, along with a large variety of tokens, medals, collecting supplies and new and collectible books. A special section devoted to US and World stamps, covers and postal stationery is also part of the event. The Expo offers something for almost every collector.
One objective of the RCC's mission is to support its local community. The RCC regularly offers educational outreach programs in money collecting, but wished to once again extend its efforts beyond its numismatic base at this year's Expo and help those in the community who are at risk for hunger. It hopes the food drive will be strongly supported by those attending the show and has set up an incentive program to give the drive every chance of success.
Everyone bringing a Food Bank donation to the Raleigh Money ExpoTM will have a chance to win one of several daily silver coin prizes.
The RCC will accept non-perishable food products, sealed beverages and non-food essentials such as hygiene items, cleaning items or paper products.
The most needed items include:
- Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Meat, and Soup (Pop-top cans and low sodium a plus!)
- Whole Grain Pasta, Brown Rice, Dried Beans, and Cereal
- Macaroni and Cheese
- For Infants*: Formula, Infant Cereal, Diapers, and Wipes
- For Kids: Fruit Cups, Juice Boxes, Granola Bars, Crackers, Popcorn and Sugar-Free Pudding Cups
- Non-Food Essentials: Hygiene Items, Household Items, and Paper Products
* Please - No loose glass or plastic jars of baby food as they will have to be discarded due to health regulations
Cash donations will also be accepted.
Read the Press Release
About the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for more than 30 years. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and programs for children and adults through warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington. In fiscal year 2015-2016, the Food Bank distributed 64.4 million pounds of food and non-food essentials through these agencies. They also provided over 869,000 meals to children through its Kids Meals & More program. Sadly, hunger remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In these counties, more than 600,000 struggle to each day to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for an active and healthy life. For more information, visit www.foodbankcenc.org Twitter: @FoodBankCENC.