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Food Lion Hunger Relief Day at the State Fair 2014

Join us at the fair!

Join us for Food Lion Hunger Relief Day at the State Fair on Thursday, October 23! Food Lion Hunger Relief day is one of the largest one-day canned-food drives in the state, held each year to benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina as well as other Food Banks in the region, such as Fayetteville, Winston-Salem and Elizabeth City.

State Fair 2013

Join us for the "October Original"... Join us at the NC State Fair! Participation is easy:

  1. Bring five cans of Food Lion brand food to the State Fair on Thursday, October 23.
  2. Exchange your food for one free admission ticket.
  3. Feel good about supporting a worthy cause while saving money!

Last year, fairgoers provided over 243,000 pounds of food on Food Lion Hunger Relief Day. In the 18-year history of the event, more than 2 million pounds of food have been donated by fairgoers!


We've just received word that Commissioner Steve Troxler has issued a challenge to fairgoers!

  • If this year's goal of 250,000 pounds is met, the State Fair will donate $1,000 to the Food Bank
  • If donations reach 275,000 pounds, $2,500 will be donated.
  • Should donations total 300,000 pounds or more, an incredible $5,000 donation will be made to the Food Bank.

Help make this a record year to support our neighbors in need.  Join us Thursday, October 23 at the NC State Fair in Raleigh!

We'll see you at the State Fair on October 23!

Food Lion Feeds

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Enjoy these photos from Food Lion Hunger Relief Day in 2013!
On behalf of the 800 partner agencies and over 651,000 people who are food insecure in our service area,
we thank the NC State Fairgoers, Food Lion, the State Fair Staff and our incredible volunteers!

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