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4-H Food Drive Caring HEARTS, Helping HANDS

Hands making a heart shape

February 1 through March 31, 2021

Everyday hunger disrupts the lives of 1 in 5 children in North Carolina. Between March and June 2020, roughly 4 out of 10 people visited food banks that had never received food assistance before the pandemic.

As a way to make a difference, join New Hanover County 4-H with our 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.

There Are TWO WAYS of GIVING:

1.) Online cash donations are also available. MAKE A DONATION!
For every $1 donated, the Food Bank can provide FIVE meals.

As an added bonus, every person making a cash donation over $100 directly to the
Food Bank will receive a free family membership ($50 value) to the Friends of the New Hanover County Arboretum.

2.) Donating 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

Drop off locations:

  • New Hanover County Farm Bureau
    6752 Parker Farm Drive #10
  • New Hanover County Farm Bureau
    1303 Independence Blvd.
  • Cape Fear Academy
    *(restricted to students, family & faculty)
  • The Transplanted Garden
    502 S. 16th Street
  • McNeil Hall, UNCW
    Chancellor’s Walk
  • Veterans Hall, UNCW
    Walton Drive
  • N.C. Cooperative Extension of New Hanover County
    6206 Oleander Drive
  • Farmers Supply
    2025 Oleander Drive
  • New Hanover County Library – Pleasure Island Branch
    1401 N Lake Park Blvd #72, Carolina Beach
  • Port City Community Church (PC3)
    250 Vision Drive
    2nd and 4th Saturdays in February & March; 9a-12p

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!

4-H Food Drive Caring Hearts, Help Hands (flyer)

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