RALEIGH, N.C. – A nonprofit is more than doubling its Thanksgiving donations this year because of increasing demand.

Banded Gracious Women Reborn Incorporated, BWAR Inc., typically ensures 10 to 13 families have a full Thanksgiving spread. This year, they are donating to 30 families who need assistance.

"Everybody is struggling. Everybody is going through hard knocks. Everybody is having financial hardships," says owner Gloria Hinton. "And, it would really bother me if I'm eating a meal and someone else isn't, and they have to choose from paying a bill versus buying them some food."

Hinton knows how the pandemic has negatively impacted families.

According to America Feeds, food insecurity is up 38% in parts of our state this year.

Hinton says with the help of A Place Called Hope Church, Raleigh Dream Center, and Food Lion, it will be able to ensure some of those families have a hot meal this holiday.