On average, 1 of every 7 people in North Carolina live at or below the federal poverty level, and most receive emergency food each year from a food bank or soup kitchen. In some counties, more than 1 of every 4 children are impoverished. It is possible for a head-of-household to work full-time and still not bring home enough money to feed his or her children. That means that on some nights, after a long day of work and school, there is no dinner, and everyone goes to bed hungry.
That’s why HensonFuerst Attorneys is a Food Drive Host, working with the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) on a state-wide food collection drive, the Dare to Care: Feed Those In Need NCAJ Fall Food Drive. A similar food drive held this past spring allowed the NCAJ to donate more than 1,000 pounds of food to food banks across the state. NCAJ is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, Manna Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, and Food Bank of Eastern & Central North Carolina.
DETAILS ABOUT DONATION
If you would like to help, we will be collecting food donations from Monday, November 1 through Friday, November 12. Donations can be dropped of at either of our two HensonFuerst locations:
- RALEIGH, NC: 2501 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 390; Raleigh, NC 27607
- ROCKY MOUNT, NC: 2317 Sunset Avenue; Rocky Mount, NC 27804
We’re looking for non-perishable items, including (but not limited to):
- canned fruit
- canned corn, beans, or veggies
- canned meals, such as ravioli, spaghetti, stew
- canned soups
- dried pasta
- boxed macaroni & cheese
- tuna fish
- peanut butter
- tomato sauce
- dried rice
- dried beans
MONETARY DONATIONS ALSO ACCEPTED
If you would prefer to donate money to the food banks, please make checks out to “Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.” Checks are accepted at either HensonFuerst location. Please address the envelope to “HensonFuerst Food Bank.”
HensonFuerst is proud to be a part of the greater North Carolina community.