An anonymous Korean War veteran who suffered hunger for years as a prisoner of war bought hundreds of meals for families in need in North Carolina.
The man, who asked to remain anonymous, walked into a Food Lion store and wrote a $1,500 check for the store’s “Holidays Without Hunger” program. He also wrote a $500 check for 100 pre-packaged meal boxes — also part of the program — which contain food for a family of four and are donated to local food banks.
It was the largest single donation by an individual in the program’s 17-year history.
When asked the veteran if he’d like to speak with any of the media representatives at the store’s corporate office, the man said: “I’m not doing this for any publicity or recognition. I just plain and simple don’t want people to be hungry.”