In two days, on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Americans will come together in the same remarkable way they did after the attacks fourteen years ago. In recognition of the victims, survivors and responders, September 11th has now become the National Day of Service and Remembrance. When this day of service was born in 2002, it started the tradition of giving back as an annual tribute to everyone involved.
9/11day.org released a video campaign featuring some of the 3,000 children who were born on September 11, 2001. They ask us to stop fostering hateful thoughts, and instead do at least one good deed on September 11 to honor the victims and responders on the 14th anniversary of the attacks (United We Serve).
On this day of service, Tribeca Tavern will also be giving back at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. As the Food Bank kicks off their #Foodbank24 New Media telethon, our restaurant will be providing lunch to the many volunteers who have also taken up the call to do ‘one good deed.’ As a local restaurant, we understand the importance of supporting our local communities. The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina has been a presence in our communities since 1980, when it became the first food bank in our state. Our restaurant may provide food for our guests, but the Food Bank provides food for the 59,200 men, women and children who are food insecure in the 34 counties they serve. With the help of over 800 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, day care centers and elderly care programs, the Food Bank was able to distribute 53 million pounds of food last year alone (Food Bank).
Given their mission to make sure that no one goes hungry in North Carolina, we knew we had to get involved with this event. Beginning at noon on Friday , the event will run 24 hours straight in an effort to raise $50,000 to provide children, families and seniors with meals during Hunger Action Month. Everyone can do ‘one good deed’ and help them meet their goal by visiting foodbank24.org to make a donation. For every dollar donated, the Food Bank can distribute $10.00 worth of food or provide five meals to those that need it most. The event is hosted by Social Media Ambassador Gregory Ng and will feature interviews, entertainment and volunteer activities. For those that can’t make it to the action, the entire event will be streaming live on their website!
This event is just one way that you can get involved on the September 11th Day of Service. There are so many great nonprofits in our community that need your help. We hope that everyone will honor the victims and responders this Friday by doing their ‘one good deed.’