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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

NHC 4-H kicks off food drive through March

Food drive underway to help area families in need. (Courtesy photo)

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
    Main Branch
    201 Chestnut Street, Wilmington

More information about the drive can be found here.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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