The staff at the NCSU Libraries helped make it possible for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina to deliver more than 14,000 meals to people in need in the state. Debbie Currie and Troy Hurteau, representing the professionals who work at the libraries, presented the food bank with a check for $3,500, funds that normally would have gone toward the libraries’ traditional holiday celebration.
The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina serves 34 counties and more than 400,000 people in North Carolina. Eleven percent of those are elderly, 38 percent live in households with one or more working adults, and 34 percent are children. Allen Reep, vice president of development at the food bank, says that the libraries’ donation will be channeled to support children’s nutrition programs in the state.
Greg Deleruyelle, an administrative and human resources specialist at the Science House, organized a food drive that gathered 371 pounds of food for the Urban Ministries health clinic. The food drive took the place of the Science House’s usual holiday potluck.