Where else can you eat fried _____ on a stick, be suspended upside down while hurtling through the air and milk a cow–all for a good cause? This Thursday at the Fair, you can do all of that and more if you bring four cans of food to Food Lion Hunger Relief Day. Four cans will get you free admission into the Fair all day long while helping the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central and Eastern N.C., which serves 32 counties across the state.
With the sagging economy and higher fuel and food costs, the food bank has been struggling to keep up with demand, making this fund-raiser for the organization especially important to stock the shelves before the holidays. Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler is also encouraging all State Fair employees, workers and members of the media to bring canned foods to the Fair on this day, so I’ll see you at the grocery store tonight to pick up my cans before work tomorrow.