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2nd Annual 4-H Food Drive Caring HEARTS, Helping HANDS

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Hands making a heart shape

March1 through March 31, 2022

Join New Hanover County 4-H with our 2nd Annual 4-H Food Drive Caring Hearts, Helping Hands service project to provide assistance to families throughout central and eastern North Carolina.

Did You Know?
– Every day hunger disrupts the lives of 1 in 5 children in North Carolina.

More than 756,000 residents across central and eastern North Carolina go hungry everyday.

– In 2020, over 76 million meals were distributed to residents across the thirty-four counties, which comprise the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina regions.

– Between March and June 2020, roughly 4 out of 10 people visited food banks that had never received food assistance before the pandemic.

Donate the following:
Non-perishable foods; hygiene items; household items; paper products; infant & kid items.

Click on LIST OF ITEMS to view what can be donated

Click on 4-H Food Drive Caring Hearts, Help Hands (flyer) for dates and locations

Drop off locations (March 1-31, 2022):

  • N.C. Cooperative Extension of New Hanover County
    6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington
  • Farmers Supply 
    2025 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

Drive-Thru Drop-off on March 12, 2022

N.C. Cooperative Extension at the Arboretum
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Manned Donation Station on March 26, 2022

The Wilmington Farmers Market @ Tidal Creek
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Accepting non-perishable items and fresh vegetables

Monetary donations can be made in several ways:

1) Stop by the New Hanover County Extension & Arboretum
2) Mail your check to New Hanover County 4-H making checks payable to Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
3) Drop off your check or cash either on March 12th or March 26th

A huge THANK YOU to our partners for their support as a drop off location!

Thank you for your support in our efforts to help our neighbors!

For more information on how to participate, contact New Hanover County 4-H at 910-798-7660.

Photos from 2021

“Caring Hearts Helping Hands” Food Drive