Brent Campbell to sell newspapers to raise money for Second Harvest Food Bank

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Arts Council president Milton Rhodes donned a hand-lettered white posterboard to hawk copies of the Winston-Salem Journal as a fund raiser for the Northwest North Carolina Food Bank, Tuesday, June 26, 2012.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Journal and the Greensboro News & Record are going head-to-head in order to raise money for Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.

Business leaders, city officials, television news anchors, media personalities, and other local luminaries will be on hand for the Food Fight in the Triad: Celebrity Hawkers Day.

Participating Winston-Salem celebrities include FOX8 Reporter Brent Campbell, the Wake Forest Demon Deacon, Bolt from the Winston-Salem Dash, Winston-Salem Journal food writer Michael Hastings, and columnist Scott Sexton of the Journal.

Residents are encouraged to “Buy a paper and feed the hungry,” in events that are part of Hunger Action Month.

“We’re thrilled to help bring this event back to the community again in 2013 to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank, and we look forward to spirited competition with our friends at the News & Record,” said Kevin Kampman, publisher of the Winston-Salem Journal.

Winston-Salem Celebrity Hawkers Day is Sept. 10, and Greensboro’s is Sept. 12. A full schedule of celebrity locations and times is available at celebrityhawkers.com.

In Winston-Salem, local celebrities will be selling copies of the Winston-Salem Journal and taking donations from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the net proceeds to benefit Second Harvest. In Greensboro, celebrities will sell the News & Record and take donations from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., with funds raised going to the food bank.

“Though it’s billed as a competition, the fact remains these two Triad-area Berkshire Hathaway publications are showing us what it means when we say: ‘Together, we can solve hunger,’” said Tomi Melson, director of development and community relations for Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC.