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'Christmas in the Mountains Vol. 5'

Article Published: Jun. 30, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011

The generosity of the High Country community in 2010 made it possible to add more than $24,000 to the Hunger and Health Coalition's "End Childhood Hunger in the High Country" initiative.

More families than ever are reaching out to the Hunger and Health Coalition for food, medicine and help to care for their children. Because childhood hunger has reached epidemic proportions in the country, the proceeds of Vol. 5 of the coalition's celebrated "Christmas in the Mountains" CD will again be used to help end childhood hunger in the community.

Compton Fortuna, executive director of the Hunger and Health Coalition, said, "The number of clients we are working with is unprecedented. One out of seven children in North Carolina goes hungry. The children are the real victims of the terrible economy."

Not only does the Hunger and Health Coalition provide food and medicine to those who cannot afford them, it identifies needs in the community and sets up programs that will satisfy those needs.

The coalition is now giving more food to families with children, as well as providing supplies that mothers need to take care of their children. These products are formula, baby food, vitamins, and OTC medicines, and the Hunger and Health Coalition is asking the community for financial help to accomplish these missions.

Since the "Christmas in the Mountains" CD has proven successful, work has now begun on Vol. 5. By donating $100 or more, donors can have their name on the CD insert as a supporter of this project and help cover the production cost.
Donations can be sent to:

Hunger and Health Coalition
P.O. Box 1837
Boone, N.C. 28607

A $100 donation must be received by Aug. 1 to be listed on the CD cover, and donors will receive a complimentary copy of the CD.

Donors should note their names on checks, so they can appear on the insert.

"Christmas in the Mountains Volume 5" will be available in more than 70 locations in October, and the coalition is always looking for more.

For more information, call (828) 262-1628.

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