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  • Help CCF Bring One Million Pounds of Food to Second Harvest Food Bank

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    February 02, 2017
    For Immediate Release     
    Contact:             Mary M. Holmes
                                 Executive Director
                                 910-483-4449 office

    Second Harvest Food Bank and Cumberland Community Foundation
    Partner Again to End Hunger
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.  Second Harvest Food Bank, an Action Pathways program, is partnering with Cumberland Community Foundation for the third year in a row to bring 1,000,000 pounds of food for the hungry to Cumberland County, NC.
    Food manufacturers across the country donate their products to national distribution sites, but food banks must cover the expense of transportation back to their communities. For just $600, Second Harvest Food Bank can bring a tractor trailer full of food to our community. The $600 represents the cost of fuel, truck rental, insurance, and the driver. Each tractor trailer can hold about 33,000 pounds. The goal of the One Million Pounds campaign is to raise enough to bring an additional 31 tractor trailers, or 1,000,000 pounds of food, to Cumberland County to stop hunger.
    The additional one million pounds will be distributed through the 260 food pantries supplied by Second Harvest Food Bank and will provide an estimated 800,000 meals to hungry people in our community.
    No gift is too small. Cumberland Community Foundation is accepting gifts. One hundred percent of every donation goes directly to Second Harvest Food Bank for the One Million Pounds campaign.
    How can you help?
    • Donate online via credit card at www.cumberlandcf.org
    • Mail a check payable to CCF, for the One Million Pounds for Second Harvest Fund, PO Box 2345, Fayetteville, NC 28302
    • Call CCF today to make a donation of appreciated stock (910)483-4449
    Cumberland Community Foundation is a 501-c-3 charitable organization that manages charitable funds according to the wishes of the donor.  The Foundation has more than $74 million in assets and awards grants of approximately $3.5 million annually to improve the community.  Gifts of any size are welcome.
    The foundation is audited annually and accredited.
    For more information visit www.cumberlandcf.org or call Mary Holmes at 910-483-4449. 
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    Mary Holmes, Executive Director
    (910) 483-4449