Thanks for a successful #FeedGSO food drive

Thanks to your support, this spring’s #FeedGSO Community Food Drive raised 65,325 pounds of nonperishable food and $4,663.77 in cash donations for the food pantry.

Local grocery stores, News 2 Food 2 Families, Well-Spring Retirement Community and three dozen congregations teamed up with Greensboro Urban Ministry (GUM) for the spring #FeedGSO Community Food Drive on April 13 and 14, 2018. Shoppers contributed nonperishable food items to GUM’s food pantry on those days by adding a few items to their cart and dropping them off with volunteers outside participating grocery stores:

  • Food Lion Stores – Saturday only
  • Harris Teeter Stores – Friday and Saturday
  • Lowes Food Stores – Friday and Saturday
  • Walmart Neighborhood Market Stores (W. Friendly Ave., W. Gate City Blvd. and Alamance Church Rd.) – Friday and Saturday
  • Whole Foods – Friday and Saturday

Volunteers shared have a shopping list of needed pantry staples to shoppers.

GUM’s food pantry is the community’s largest resource for men, women and families who do not have adequate access to food during the month.  The spring and fall #FeedGSO Community Food Drives are the agency’s largest regularly scheduled drives and are a critical source of pantry food – most of which is donated by the community.

Last year, GUM’s food pantry distributed 1,343,899 pounds of food to households in need in the greater Greensboro area.