Community Blood Center of the Carolinas to Kick off Third Annual Pint for Pounds Jan. 1

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The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is preparing to launch their Third Annual “Pint for Pounds” campaign. For each blood donation in January and February, CBCC will donate six pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

“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.

Since the “Pint for Pounds” campaign began in 2009, CBCC has donated 99,828 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

“We look forward to breaking the 100,000 pound mark in food donations during our Third Annual Pint for Pounds campaign,” said Martin Grable, president and CEO of Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. “We believe that as individuals and as an organization, it’s important to give back to our community and so do our donors and sponsors. Together, we can support the needs of local cancer, cardiac and transplant patients, while also feeding the hungry in our community.”

For businesses, civic organizations and churches interested in hosting a blood drive with CBCC, call Jennifer Teague, director of sponsorship development, at 704-972-4709 for more information. For a listing of upcoming blood drives, visit www.cbcc.us/donate.

About Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
As part of Feeding America, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina serves 19 counties in North and South Carolina. In FY2009-20010, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina distributed over 33 million pounds of food and essential grocery items to approximately 650 hunger feeding agencies including emergency pantries, soup kitchens, senior programs, shelters and low-income daycares.

About Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is an independent, locally-managed, non-profit community blood center providing more than 90 percent of the blood supply to the 16 area hospitals that serve 15 North Carolina and three South Carolina counties. The Center’s mission is to be the steward of a community resource – life-saving blood. CBCC is strictly a blood center, completely focused on gathering red blood cells, platelets and plasma from volunteer donors to save local lives. Every drop of blood collected stays here to help people in our community. Our vision is to help build and strengthen the bonds of community.

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is a member of America’s Blood Centers, North America’s largest network of community-based, independent blood programs. It subscribes to a community-based banking philosophy. That means community donors know that the blood they give stays in our community first – helping family members, friends and neighbors. Excess supply is shared with other communities when needed. For more information on blood drives near you, visit www.cbcc.us or call 704-972-4700. You may also donate blood at CBCC, located at 4447 South Boulevard in Charlotte, 1212 Spruce Street in Belmont or at 600 Hospital Drive in Monroe.

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