Pirate Nation back with annual Yam Jam event

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – East Carolina University has partnered with a food bank to host an event helping families facing food insecurity.

ECU is partnering with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina to host Yam Jam.

Yam Jam aims to help raise awareness of food insecurity.

Today more than 200 volunteers will sort 50,000 pounds of sweet potatoes into family-sized portions for distribution.

Yam Jam is from today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mendenhall Brickyard.

ECU students, faculty, and staff volunteer will get a free Yam Jam t-shirt.