Food drive world record feeds many

People in need in Durham County, North Carolina, are the beneficiaries of a recent world record.

Nearly 560,000 pounds of food was collected in one day on Saturday, 5 March 2011, with the help of many community organizations, including local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The world record eclipsed an earlier record reached last year in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, of 509,000 pounds of food collected by Latter-day Saints.

“We really admire the effort of the North Carolina School of Science and Math to do something significant for people in need,” said Harry Maxwell, local Church leader in Southern Wake County. “This particular project is one that really required multiple community partners and many individual contributions.”

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