Triad Foot Center Launches ‘Feeding Local Families Food Drive’ – Donate Today!
Did you know that food insecurity in North Carolina is 17.1 percent above the national average? According to Feeding America data, many North Carolinians are unsure how they are going to get their next meal.
In fact, one in four children in North Carolina (27.6 percent) is suffering from food insecurity on a regular basis. Even with assistance, 80 percent of North Carolina households with children don’t know where their next meal is coming from, North Carolina Food Banks data revealed.
“At Triad Foot Center we are always looking for ways to help our community,” says Triad Foot Center podiatrist, Dr. Norman Regal. “It’s unfortunate that in this modern day, families and children don’t have enough to eat and still cannot receive enough food, even with assistance.
The team at Triad Foot Center recognized the hunger issue happening in North Carolina and launched a food drive at each of their three locations in Burlington, Greensboro and Asheboro, to help fight back. Triad Foot Center’s “Feeding Local Families Food Drive” was born after reading the shocking statistics surrounding hunger in their home state.
“Everything starts with community. It’s important that we help one another and give back. That’s why we launched this food drive—to give back and help others in our community,” Dr. Todd Hyatt, another podiatrist at Triad Foot Center, states.
If you want to help feed local families this holiday season, please bring your canned and hygienic goods to any of the three Triad Foot Center locations. The donations will then be delivered to a food pantry in each of the offices’ three locations.
Our most needed items include:
- Canned Meals: Stews, Soups, Tuna, Ravioli, Lasagna, etc.
- Peanut Butter, Canned Vegetables
- Grains: Cereal, Rice, Pasta and Dried Beans
- Fruits: Fruit cups, Dried Fruit, Applesauce, 100% Juice and Juice Boxes
- Rice, Pasta and Dried Beans
- Kid-Friendly Items: Granola Bars, Popcorn, Graham or Animal Crackers, Fat-free/Sugar-free Pudding Cups
- Baby Products: Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Infant Cereal
- Hygiene Items: Toothpaste, Feminine Products, Shaving Items, Hand Sanitizer, Soap, etc.
- Paper Products: Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, etc.
Please no homemade or home-canned goods, loose glass and plastic jars of baby food, alcoholic beverages, opened or used teams, over-the-counter or prescription drugs or food nearing expiration date.
The Feeding Local Families Food Drive ends December 15, 2013.
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