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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3, 2008

CONTACT: Jim Knight, media marketing specialist
Marketing Division
(919) 733-7887

NCDA&CS looking for help to fill ‘The Big Cart’

Canned food drive to help the Food Bank of Central and Eastern N.C.

WHO/WHAT: The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is teaming up with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina to fill The Big Cart with canned and other non-perishable food items to help the needy this holiday season. State government employees and other downtown workers are asked to donate canned goods, peanut butter, cereal, rice, pasta and dried beans. The Got to Be NC Big Cart, a giant motorized shopping cart, will be on display on the Bicentennial Plaza.
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 9
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Bicentennial Plaza between the Agriculture Building and N.C. Museum of History (directly across from the Capitol Building)
2 W. Edenton St. [See map]
Raleigh
WHY: The Food Bank needs more donations to keep up with the demand for assistance.
OTHER INFO: The NCDA&CS is also teaming up with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle for the annual “Week of Giving” at the State Farmers Market. Shoppers at the market can place non-perishable food items under the Giving Tree in the Market Shoppes building from Dec. 7-13 to help the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.

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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 733-4216; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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