‘Stop Summer Hunger’ campaign helps hundreds of Cape Fear kids

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Thousands of children will have meals after their school year ends, thanks to a program at the food bank.

Volunteers from Live Oak Bank and Food Lion got together to package 600 boxes of groceries that will be sent partner agencies in Brunswick, Columbus, Pender and New Hanover counties.

Jennifer Caslin says about 32,000 children will be impacted by this program, but there are more families in our area who also need help but are too afraid to ask.

“Hunger affects everybody,” Caslin said. “Not just over the last few years but it affects everybody. It could be a neighbor, it could be a friend, it could be a family member. And there’s really no shame in asking for a hand every now and then.”

They hope their stop hunger campaign will provide 3.2 million meals for hungry children across the state this summer.

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