So yesterday was Feed The Need here in Raleigh. At our site alone, we collected four big ol boxes full of food for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
The folks that came out to support the food bank were so generous, and even took special diets into consideration. I saw a couple boxes of gluten-free cereal and bread mixes.
It was a very overwhelming experience to be honest. So many people in our community supported the food bank in ways I didn’t even think of. There was a gentleman who must have given us three bags of food, and made a monetary donation on top of it.
Anthony even came out to help us yesterday. He was such a great helper!
This was such a great experience, and I think that everyone should get out to one of these events, and do their part and help. The other volunteers I met were just as involved in the community and made me feel so warm and welcome to the food drive. Even the staff from the food bank who were on site were so grateful for everyone’s help and support for the community.
Being involved with these people made me feel welcomed. I am still new to Raleigh, and the folks at the food bank made me feel like I was part of their family.
But enough about me, look how much food was donated at the location I was at alone!
The food that was raised yesterday goes to all of the Kids programs that the Food Bank supports.
It will go towards backpacks for children to bring home for the weekend, and will go towards the before and after school programs to make sure that kids know when their next meal is and won’t go hungry.
We were in front of Harris Teeter, and if people asked, we had lists of the most needed items for the drive.
???? Protein: Spaghetti and meatballs, ravioli, beefaroni, lasagna,
stews, soups, tuna, peanut butter, etc.
???? Grains: Cereal (whole grain, individual), rice, pasta, dried beans
???? Fruits: Canned fruit/fruit cups, dried fruit (raisins, plums,
cranberries), applesauce, 100% juice and juice boxes
???? Canned Vegetables
???? Kid-friendly items: Fat-free, sugar free pudding cups, granola
bars, popcorn, graham and/or animal crackers
???? Baby Products: Diapers, wipes, formula, infant cereal
???? Hygiene Items: Feminine products, hand sanitizer, toothbrushes,
soap, shaving items, etc.
???? Paper Products: Toilet tissue, paper towels, etc.
All of this was in our bins and more!
I am just so in awe over this amazing organization that I cannot even put it into words – which is probably why this post makes no sense and is all over the place! LOL
I am very, very, very grateful to have been a part of this food drive and to be a social media ambassador for the Food Bank. In such a short time, they have made such a huge impact on my life and I wouldn’t want it any other way.
I will be a part of this for a long time, even after we fight the ongoing struggle with childhood hunger. We can all do our part, little by little to donate and ensure that no one goes hungry.
Thank you again Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina for allowing me to participate in this wonderful event. I cannot wait to help again!