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Cougar Run Winery is Hosting a Food Drive for Veterans with 104.7 FM's DJ Jack Daniel

Nov 07, 2018 09:16AM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Courtesy of Cougar Run Winery's Facebook page @CougarRunWinery.

This upcoming Veteran's Day, November 11th, Cougar Run Winery is hosting a fundraiser at its location in Concord. The Veteran's Benefit is a fundraiser and food drive for the Cabarrus County Veterans Services food pantry. 

This year marks the first year that Cougar Run Winery will be participating, and it's sure to be a good time. "We felt we needed to bring attention to the fact that since the Veteran's Services office (and food pantry) moved to The Old Creamery at Church and Peachtree, the food pantry is being utilized nearly 4 times as much as before," owner Deb Filkins told us. "Having had many family members in the military, and knowing first hand the sacrifices they made to serve our country, we don't believe they should EVER be hungry."

This pantry is stocked solely on donations from the community, and as a result, can run low quickly. Filkins and her husband Tom, who co-owns the winery, believe in community involvement and doing their part when they can. "If we see a need, we are likely to jump in," Filkins said.

To make things even more exciting, K 104.7 FM with DJ and radio personality Jack Daniel, will be doing a live broadcast from the winery on 11/11 from 2-4 PM. Bring canned foods, especially the easy-open kind, or gift cards to Walmart or Food Lion. The gift cards allow Veteran's Services administrators to shop for other things the pantry might need that doesn't come in a can, such as toiletries, warm clothing, and socks.

Everyone is invited to join and is encouraged to bring their own cans. However, if someone isn't able to make it on the 11th, Cougar Run will be accepting donations any other day and will personally take the items to the Veteran's Services office.

"We hope to make this an annual event and honor the service that our veterans performed on our behalf," said Filkins.

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Veteran's Benefit & Food Drive at Cougar Run - Nov 11, 2018 2:00PM

Cougar Run Winery is hosting a fundraiser to help veterans on Veterans Day. DJ Jack Daniel from 104.7 FM radio to come out and do a live broadcast from its location at 363 Church St. N i... Read More » 


Cougar Run's Veteran's Benefit & Food Drive takes place November 11th, 2018 from 2-4pm at 363 Church St N, Concord. Visit their website to learn more. 

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