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NC Aquarium seeking ‘Ton of Love’ to help food pantry

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is seeking community support to reach the goal of a “Ton of Love” by donating food for those in need.

The aquarium is hoping to collect one ton of food by Valentine’s Day, February 14, to support the Roanoke Island Food Pantry.

The pantry is in need of having its shelves restocked this year – not only following the holidays, but also to continue their efforts in supporting community members during the pandemic.

Requested 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. Items may be delivered to the aquarium’s admissions windows during public hours.

The aquarium is located on Roanoke Island at 374 Airport Road off of U.S. 64. For more information, visit ncaquariums.com/roanoke-island or call 252-475-2300.

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