NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A drive to collect nonperishable food items is in effect through the end of the month to help combat hunger for area families.
New Hanover 4-H, a youth program of the cooperative extension for children ages 5-18, is hosting the third annual event in collaboration with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. According to the organization, one in five children experience food insecurities, affecting 756,00 residents in in central and eastern North Carolina.
“We are excited to partner with Lowes Foods at Monkey Junction in our community service project this year,” a press release noted.
Canned fruits, vegetables, meats and soups, as well as grains, pasta, and cereal are accepted. Household cleaning products and hygiene items also are accepted. The full list can be accessed here.
Drop-off locations include:
- N.C. Cooperative Extension of New Hanover County
6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington
- Lowes Foods at Monkey Junction
5309 Carolina Beach Road #1, Wilmington
- Tad’s Barber Shop
4007 Oleander Drive, Wilmington
- New Hanover County Library
Pleasure Island Branch
1401 N Lake Park Blvd #72, Carolina Beach
Pine Valley Branch
3802 College Road, Wilmington
Northeast (Military Cutoff) Branch
1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington
201 Chestnut Street, Wilmington
More information about the drive can be found here.
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