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ENC food bank receives check for money that ended up in the state's unclaimed property funds

States are taking an out provided by Congress to avoid cutting food stamp benefits to families, many of whom already depend on food banks like the Alameda County Community Food Bank in Oakland, Calif.
(Photo: Antonio Mena/Alameda County Community Food Bank)
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Courtesy of Alameda County Community Food Bank
The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and its 700 partner agencies have seen a 42% increase in the number of people needing services, and State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell helped the nonprofit organization by returning missing funds that had wound up in the Unclaimed Property Division of the Department of State Treasurer.

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and its 700 partner agencies have seen a 42% increase in the number of people needing services, and State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell helped the nonprofit organization by returning missing funds that had wound up in the Unclaimed Property Division of the Department of State Treasurer.

He presented the organization with a check for more than $2,500.

Jessica Whichard, vice president of communications and public policy for the food bank, said every dollar donated provides for five meals, so the $2,515 from UPD would provide about 12,600 meals.

According to the food bank, more than 500,000 people in its service area are food insecure, not always knowing where their next meal will come from.