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Food drive to feed thousands of families

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Metrolina teamed up with partners to pack 16,000 boxes to feed deserving Charlotte families.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hundreds of volunteers came together Thursday to pack 16,000 food boxes to feed hungry children, seniors, families, and Veterans across the greater Charlotte area. 

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, with sponsors like Food Lion and Atrium Health, came together at the Charlotte Convention Center for the sixth annual Sort-A-Rama.

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"Because we love to feed people and people need our help. No one should be hungry; not anywhere in our region and not as we move to the holidays," Kay Carter, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank, said. "These volunteers are amazing."

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Items like peanut butter, tuna fish, rice, beans, peaches, and vegetables were placed inside the boxes as volunteers formed assembly lines to efficiently pack the items.  The boxes will be sent to food banks across the Charlotte metro.

More information about Second Harvest Food Bank of the Metrolina can be found on their website.