Help Fill Cruiser With Food for Hospitality House With Boone PD, Watauga NAACP Saturday

Published Friday, September 25, 2015 at 5:34 pm
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In addition to food collection, the public is invited tour the Boone Police Department’s mobile investigation unit and to learn about the work of local law enforcement, Hospitality House and the NAACP on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The final food drive, sponsored by the Watauga NAACP Branch and the Boone Police Department is being held this Saturday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Boone Police Department on Highway 321. Non-perishable food items and cash are being collected for the various hunger relief programs at Hospitality House. For every dollar collected Hospitality House is able to purchase $7.00 in food from Second Harvest Food Bank.

In addition to food collection, the public is invited tour the Boone Police Department’s mobile investigation unit and to learn about the work of local law enforcement, Hospitality House and the NAACP. Per the latest U.S. Census, Watauga County has a poverty rate of thirty-one percent, third highest in North Carolina, and a median household income $16,000 below the living wage.

In 2014, Hospitality House served an average of 11,500 meals per month out of its Bread of Life Community Kitchen and provided food for over 8,000 people through the Food Box Program. Hospitality House provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven-days-a-week to anyone who is hungry. Food boxes for those who qualify for low-income assistance are available twice a month and can be picked up 7 days a week from 9am – 11am and 1pm – 4pm.

For further information, please contact NAACP Branch Vice President Marg McKinney at 828-264-4310 or [email protected] To learn more about the Watauga NAACP Branch, follow them on Facebook/WataugaNACCP, Twitter/@WataugaNAACP and online at www.watauganaacp.weebly.com

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