Pack the Pantry FOOD DRIVE! November 4th
On Saturday, November 4th from 9am-4pm, countless volunteers from Pisgah Forest Rotary Club, WSQL, local area churches and grocery stores will be hosting a day of GIVING. Our goal is to "Pack the Pantry" with food for the winter months.
We will be collecting canned goods, paper products and MONEY, at area local grocery stores. We will sort the donations at the Court House Gazebo on Main Street. You can drop off your donations at these locations: Food Lion, Ingles, Go Grocery, Dollar General in PForest, Dollar Tree, or Court House Gazebo!
Our goal this Food Drive is 10,000 pounds of food and $7,000.
Every month we average giving 25,392 pounds of fresh produce, canned goods and pantry items to people in need.
Annually, we spend nearly $35,000 on food purchases from MANNA and local grocery stores to help low-resourced neighbors in Transylvania County put food on their tables.
68% of Children in Transylvania County are eligible for Free or Reduced Lunches at School, meaning that 2 out of 3 children struggle to have enough nutritional food to eat.
Most NEEDED ITEMS for PACK THE PANTRY
Applesauce, Green Beans, Baked Beans, Beef Stew, Canned Chicken, Canned Fruit, Canned Tuna, Cereal (hot & cold) Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Pasta Mixes, Pinto Beans, Spaghetti & Sauce, Rice, Vegetable Soup, Dried Beans, Toilet Paper, Tampons or Pads, Paper Towels, Diapers size 5-6, Laundry Detergent, Dish Detergent
St. Philip's Church is hosting our first of the season PowerUp! Dinners. These are dinner gatherings used to raise funds for heating homes this winter. Sharing House will spend $126,000 this season to help keep low-resourced people safe and warm in their homes. The dinners are a fun and easy way to help a great cause! Come enjoy a meal, learn about the economic struggle for people living in poverty in Transylvania County and consider hosting a gathering for your neighbors and friends!