The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

January 24, 2014

CBCC launches Pints for Pounds campaign


Friday, January 24, 2014 — The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) has launched its fifth annual ‘Pints for Pounds’ campaign to support Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. CBCC will donate seven pounds of food for every blood donation now through Feb. 28.

Since the ‘Pints for Pounds’ campaign began in 2009, CBCC has been able to contribute 182,534 pounds of food to help feed the hungry in our community.

“In partnership with our blood donors and sponsors, we look forward to another year of serving our community and helping support the vital work of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina,” said Martin Grable, president and CEO of CBCC.

“When you donate blood with the Community Blood Center, you are not only saving lives, but feeding those in need in this community. Please donate blood with CBCC and make every pint count.”

For businesses, civic organizations and churches interested in hosting a blood drive with CBCC, call Kim Jones, director of sponsorship development, at (704) 972-4727.

Those interested in donating blood can do so at one of CBCC’s donor centers or at a community blood drive