9 Food Drive

9 Food Drive Collection Day: Donations collected at WSOC-TV studios

CHARLOTTE — Channel 9 held its special 9 Food Drive Collection Day on Thursday. Our team collected non-perishable food donations from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. outside our WSOC-TV studios.

And while we had a steady stream of people coming by the station to donate, our first donor of the day said she had been wanting to do something like this for a long time.

“I am just happy to be able to help somebody else. This is my first time, and I’ve always wanted to do it, but for years and years I was working, and the hours just weren’t adding up, so I’m excited about today,” donor Shante Phillps said.

For nearly 20 years, 9 Family Focus and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina have teamed up to collect food for families in need.

Nearly 500,000 people in our 24-county region live at or below the poverty level. Over 42% of the people at risk of hunger in our region are children and seniors — almost 155,000 children and over 54,000 seniors.

Every can makes a difference.

Your donations directly benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and the families they serve.

Because the food bank supplies food and essential grocery items to hundreds of agencies, a monetary donation helps all of these organizations. For every $1 the food bank receives, it distributes 7 pounds of food. You can make a monetary donation by clicking here.

The 9 Food Drive continues through Sunday, June 30th. You can continue to make your donations at select local Arby’s and Ashley locations:

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