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Originally published: 2013-09-27 09:32:02
Last modified: 2013-09-27 09:32:47

Court clerks help fight hunger

North Carolina's 100 elected clerks of superior court recently participated in a global effort to refocus their local efforts in serving others.

Clerks of court joined forces with Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief agency, to volunteer time and money to package 10,000 meals. The event was organized by the N.C. Conference of Clerks of Superior Court to help emphasize the importance of being mission-minded and to lead by serving others.

"North Carolina's clerks of superior court serve families and children in our state every day," NCCSC Executive Director Barbara Moore said. "This unified effort to help feed families and children around the world helped us refocus on our powerful ability to positively change lives in the communities we serve."

In addition to volunteering time, each clerk of superior court contributed $25 to help fund the meals. Meals are highly nutritious, dehydrated and composed of rice, soy, vegetables, flavoring and 21 essential vitamins and minerals. The meals will be shipped to hungry people in Stop Hunger Now's network of 65 countries.

"Working together to volunteer for Stop Hunger Now gave us new energy to face the challenges we each have in our own counties,"  Wake County Clerk of Superior Court Lorrin Freeman said. "Our effort reminded us that despite recent budget cuts and hard times, we are all fortunate in so many ways."