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Monday, December 17, 2012

Hams for Hunger raises money, meat for Second Harvest Food Bank

Posted By on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 12:13 PM

The Charlotte Lady Cats, Charlotte Checkers cheerleaders and heaps of fine hams are here to make dreams come true. No, not those kinds of dreams, you dirty bird. Be assured, it's something much more honorable.

Queen City Q, fine purveyors of pork on plate, have partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, the Charlotte Bobcats Lady Cats and the Charlotte Checkers CheckMates cheerleaders to combat hunger this holiday season with Hams for Hunger, an event aimed at feeding local families. Now through Dec. 19, Queen City Q, located off 6th Street in Uptown, will be collecting hams or the dollar equivalent to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. In exchange for the donation, participants will receive a $5 voucher toward food and drink at The Q.

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The event culminates this Wednesday, Dec. 19 with a special frozen ham bowling contest, where
the Lady Cats and CheckMates will battle it out against the Bobcats mascot Rufus and Chubby, the Checkers mascot. The Q will also donate 10 percent of its sales that night to Second Harvest for the purchase of additional hams for local families. It is estimated that nearly half a million people live below the poverty line in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, and many of those people do not have enough to eat.

The event on Wednesday begins at 7 p.m. and goes until close. Food and drink specials will accompany the charity event. Executive Director of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina adds, "On behalf of the almost 500,000 people living in poverty in our region, Second Harvest would like to thank Queen City Q for helping to raise awareness of hunger and for providing hams so that families in need can have a brighter holiday."

Ladies and gentlemen, let's see those hams!

Queen City Q is located at 225 E. 6th St.

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