Butterfield to Make Four Stops in the District Next Week, Two at Holiday Food Banks

Nov 18, 2011
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) will visit two food distribution centers next week as it readies for the Thanksgiving holiday rush.  On Monday, the Congressman will join the Food Bank of Albemarle Executive Director Liz Reasoner and Elizabeth City Mayor Roger McLean in touring the facility’s food packing and distribution process.  On Wednesday, Opportunities Industrialization Center of Wilson President and CEO Howard Jones will lead Butterfield and Wilson Mayor Bruce Rose on a tour of its food bank to meet with some of its recipients.

Former Congresswoman Eva Clayton will accompany Butterfield during both visits, where he will briefly discuss the need to maintain funding for low-income food programs and the Eva Clayton Fellows Program Act, a bill named in honor of North Carolina’s first African American woman elected to Congress who worked to bolster agricultural production, reduce poverty and eliminate hunger. 

The Eva Clayton Fellows Program Act, introduced this week by Butterfield, would unite faculty and students of minority serving institutions and land-grant institutions with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Peace Corps, and the United Nations to study and develop solutions to global hunger issues. 

In addition to visiting the two food banks, the Congressman will tour a new state-of-the-art Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Elizabeth City, and survey the repairs to Greene County Middle School, which suffered extensive tornado damage in April.

 

WHAT:  Butterfield to Make Four Stops in the District Next Week, Two at Holiday Food Banks

WHEN:  Monday, November 21

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Food Bank of Albemarle Visit

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Veterans Affair Outpatient Clinic Tour

Tuesday, November 22 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Greene County Middle School Tornado Recovery Tour

Wednesday, November 23

7: 45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.: Opportunities Industrialization Center of Wilson Food Distribution Center

WHERE:  Food Bank of Albemarle, 109 Tidewater Way, Elizabeth City, N.C.

                 VA Outpatient Clinic, 1845 West City Drive, Elizabeth City, N.C.

                 Greene County Middle School, 485 Middle School Road, Snow Hill, N.C.

                 Opportunities Industrialization Center of Wilson, 801 Reid Street, Wilson, N.C.