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Food Bank of the Albemarle receives $50K donation for hunger relief efforts

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Posted at 4:43 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 16:43:09-04

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Food Bank of the Albemarle received a $50K donation to support hunger relief efforts in northeastern North Carolina.

An agriculture company, Nutrien, donated $50K to the food bank in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic.

“COVID-19 has presented our nation and region with challenges unlike any we’ve ever seen. This health crisis is unprecedented,” said Liz Reasoner, Executive Director, “but thanks to community partners such as Nutrien and their generous support, we are able to continue providing nutritious food to all those in need throughout our region. Having enough food for you or your family should be the last thing someone needs to worry about.”

Nutrien is the world's largest provider of crop inputs and services, according to Nutrien officials.

“There are too many friends, neighbors and family members who are struggling, especially now as we cope with COVID-19. Our financial support of Food Bank of the Albemarle helps meet the needs of many throughout the region who lack sufficient food. We are grateful this organization is here to serve in such an important way and encourage others to also give,” said Ray McKeithan, Public and Government Affairs at Nutrien.

Food Bank of the Albemarle serves Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties.

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