Deep Fried Is Fun, Hunger Is Not: Hunger Relief Day at the N.C. State Fair (with video)

Gentle Readers, we’re going to change things up a bit today and address a problem that affects us all, hunger. The Practical Cook was raised in a farming family whose goal was to feed anyone who came through the door, and that still stands true. There’s an easy way to help on Thursday, October 20, 2011: bring 4 cans of Food Lion brand food to exchange for 1 free admission ticket to the N.C. State Fair.

Deep Fried Friends (Left to Right): @carterhcrain @yelpnctriangle @charityjen @FoodBankJenC

Deep Fried Friends (Left to Right): @carterhcrain @yelpnctriangle @charityjen @FoodBankJenC

If you’re a food fan like me, it’s one more way to enjoy the N.C. State Fair: stop and reflect on the hard work put into food production and bringing the good stuff to the table. For those reading this blog outside of N.C., I encourage you to find ways to give in your community. If you’re not going to the fair but still want to contribute, visit Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina for more ways to give back.

Roll the tape:

So give a little, get a whole lot. Once you’re inside the fair, this is waiting on you:

Deep Fried Cheddar Cheese (Yeah, It's That Good)

Deep Fried Cheddar Cheese (Yeah, It's That Good)

So thanks for listening to this Deep-Fried-with-a-Purpose Message. Hunger is a problem we can do something about.

Are you planning on coming to Hunger Relief Day at the Fair? (It’s one of the most popular, so plan ahead!) Post a comment below, or Tweet with the #ncstatefair hashtag.

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Tomorrow, The Practical Cooks Junior Review the Fair: Blog Debut!

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2 responses to “Deep Fried Is Fun, Hunger Is Not: Hunger Relief Day at the N.C. State Fair (with video)

  1. Not only can you get into the fair for free on October 20 with 4 cans of food but you can also help the Food Bank get an additional $5,000 from NC State Fair! Commissioner Steve Troxler issued a challenge: if fairgoers exceed the goal and reach 300,000 lbs of food, the Fair will award the Food Bank $5,000! Help spread the word y’all! (And deepest thanks, Practical Cook/Deep Fried Ambassador for your awesome support of this cause!)

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