NC Aquarium seeks to collect ton of food for pantry by Valentine’s Day

Published 10:44 am Thursday, January 9, 2020

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island has extended an invitation to the community to show their “Ton of Love” by donating food for those in need.

The aquarium is seeking to collect a literal ton – 2,000 lbs. – of food by Valentine’s Day, February 14 to support the Roanoke Island Food Pantry. The pantry helps local families all year and often shelves are in need of restocking following the holidays.

Needed items are cans of soup or stew, canned fruit, canned meats like tuna or salmon, peanut butter, rice, beans, pasta, coffee and tea bags, as well as hygiene products like toothpaste and shampoo.

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The aquarium is located at 374 Airport Road just north of Manteo and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Roanoke Island Food Pantry is located at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Ananias Dare and Essex streets in Manteo.

“A little donation can add up to a lot, so show your TON OF LOVE at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island,” stated a press release.



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