Food drive held in Durham as back to school season nears

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Back to school shopping usually means new clothes and school supplies.

But food banks are also in need this time of the year.

So, Kroger and the Durham Area Transit Authority teamed up Saturday to collect non-perishable food, diapers, toiletries and other items.

They collected the items from shoppers outside the Kroger on Hillsborough Road in Durham and filled up a DATA bus with as many donated items as possible.

The donations will go to the  Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

“To help the people in need and hopefully they can go to school and have no hungry bellies and it’s all for the kids,” said Kathy Anderson, who made some donations.

“This is very important because in our area, especially, we have a lot of people who need extra help every month and they’re able to go to the food banks here and as long as we keep putting food in the storage bank, they will have something to pick up when they’re in need,” said Esther Nunn of Go Durham.

While CBS North Carolina was there – we saw a restaurant dropping off a pizza to the volunteers who were collecting items.

Kroger also made a donation to the drive.

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