Trading pints for pounds

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will donate six pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina for each blood donation in January and February.

The Pints for Pounds program, started in 2009, is responsible for nearly 100,000 pounds of food going to the food bank.

“The need for food in the frigid winter months is especially crucial for the people we serve in our region, so we appreciate all that the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas and their blood donors are doing to support our organization,” said Kay Carter, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, in a news release.

For a list of upcoming blood drives, visit www.cbcc.us/donate/. Businesses, organizations and churches interested in hosting a blood drive can call Jennifer Teague at 704-972-4709.

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