Farmers' Markets Target Child Hunger

Sep 17, 2012

Child hunger is the target of a collaboration between Triangle-based farmers' markets and nonprofit Farmer Foodshare. Food and money will be collected this week at markets in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro and elsewhere. Margaret Gifford is the founder and executive director of Farmer Foodshare. She says there's plenty of food to go around in North Carolina.

"We are a food producer, we're even a food exporter and yet we are top in the nation for hunger, particularly hunger for children under age 5, we are number one tied with Louisiana," says Gifford.

Gifford says donation stations are in place this week at participating markets. She says if you don't have time to shop for food to donate, cash will gladly be accepted.