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THOMASVILLE, N.C. -- Food and monetary donations are down nearly 50 percent for the backpack program at Fairgrove Family Resource Center this school year.

Without those donations, about 86 children will not get food through its NOW program (Nutrition on Weekends).

The center buys the food which fills the backpacks but hasn’t been able to do that with many of its shelves still bare.

"You're going to have to figure out which children you feel comfortable with going hungry,” said the center’s executive director Terri Fisher. “That is not a conversation I want to have with anybody."

With unemployment in Davidson County now at 7.1 percent, Fisher says more families have been coming into the center’s food pantry for help.

"We went from feeding 400 people a month, to this past month over 1,100 people," Fisher said.

To donate to the NOW program go to or call (336) 472-7217.

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