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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009

CONTACT: Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs
(919) 733-4216, ext. 242
Erin Foster, marketing manager
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest N.C.
(336) 784-5770

Ag Commissioner Troxler, Clyde Fitzgerald of Second Harvest Food Bank
to discuss hunger relief Friday in Winston-Salem

WHO/WHAT: Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and Clyde Fitzgerald, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, will talk about the increased demand for food assistance and how the federal government and the state are helping to meet the need.
WHEN: Friday, April 24, 2 p.m.
WHERE:

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina
3655 Reed St., Winston-Salem

WHY:

The troubled economy has increased demand for assistance from food banks. The federal stimulus bill includes additional funding for programs that make food available to hunger-relief agencies.

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services distributes food supplied by the federal government to hunger-relief agencies across the state.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina serves more than 400 nonprofit partner agencies that annually feed thousands of people in need throughout 18 counties.

OTHER INFO:

The press conference will take place on the warehouse loading dock.

Two department tractor-trailers containing food will be unloaded following the press conference.

-bal-5

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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