Feed the Need is a partnership of The News & Observer, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, with the sponsorship of Harris Teeter, Syngenta, Biogen and ABC11. Together, they are raising awareness about children who may be at risk by collecting nonperishable food items, and monetary donations to support the Food Bank's programs to feed children.
‘Feed The Need’ day was held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at three Harris Teeter locations across Wake County. For the month of April, donations flowed in to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern N.C. by ways of cash and nonperishable food to help children across the region. On that day 2,280 pounds of food was collected. A total of $74,390 was donated to 2015 campaign efforts. All of these donations and food totaled approximately 382,000 meals.
2015 was the most successful year for Feed The Need to date in reference to the number of meals donated.
Since 2007, Feed The Need sponsors and supporters have donated the equivalent of more than 2.4 million meals.