Teaming Up for impact

GREENSBORO, N.C. — GUM and Out of the Garden Project are excited to partner this week on a food distribution for families. The event will be from 1-3 p.m. on March 29 at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville St.

The agencies have food for 200 households and are focusing for this drive on families at Washington Montessori School and Aycock (Swann) Middle School. Both schools are designated Title I schools and are located near the farmers market. Guilford County Schools is helping the agencies share this information with families at the two schools.

Any family in need of food is welcome to participate.

Greensboro Urban Ministry and Out of the Garden Project are working together to identify opportunities to work together to have a greater impact on food insecurity in the community.

This event is a drive-up distribution. Cars will line up in the farmers market parking lot on Homeland Avenue and proceed in small groups to the parking lot on the Lindsay Street side of the market. Trucks from the two agencies and about 50 volunteers will be there to distribute fresh produce, nonperishable canned goods and other items.

UNCG Nutrition students, who volunteer with Greensboro Urban Ministry, have created recipes for the nonperishable items that families will receive in their grocery bags.