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Raleigh food drive to honor Chapel Hill shooting victims

There will be an interfaith food drive at the Islamic Association of Raleigh on Saturday in honor of the three college students killed in a shooting in Chapel Hill last month.

Donations of non-perishable food will go to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, which provides food to pantries at churches and social service agencies in 34 counties. Food will be collected at the Islamic Association of Raleigh at 808 Atwater St. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Feed Their Legacy food drive is organized in memory of UNC-Chapel Hill dental student Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23; his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21; and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh.

Chapel Hill police say the three were shot to death by a neighbor, Craig Stephen Hicks, in a dispute over parking in their apartment complex on Feb. 10.

Organizers of the food drive say Barakat’s last Facebook post on Jan. 29 was about an evening he and others spent giving food and free dental supplies to more than 75 homeless people in downtown Durham.

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