Volunteers help pack thousands of Thanksgiving dinners at Raleigh food bank

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Volunteers helped pack Thanksgiving dinners for thousands of families in need Monday.

Harvest Feast bags were assembled at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina in Raleigh.

The food is donated by Harris Teeter and the meals are donated to area food pantries. The dry mixes are packed in bags and given away with frozen chickens and turkeys.

The food bank said they see a need for food every year around the holidays, this year being no exception.

“What we’re seeing is people are holding two, maybe three part-time jobs and they’re still struggling by the end of the month,” said Peter Werbicki with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern N.C. “Several times they are at our partner agencies doors looking for supplemental food to get them through.”

The bags packed Monday were already accounted for, but food bank workers said that those who need help feeding their family this Thanksgiving should contact them.

For more information on the Food Bank of Central and Eastern N.C., click here.

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