2018 Camp Out for Hunger Food Drive

2018 Camp Out for Hunger Food Drive

Help Deep River Friends & Hand to Hand Food Pantry feed families this holiday season

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The 2018 Camp Out for Hunger Food Drive was a huge success! We set out to collect 10,000 pounds of food to benefit Hand to Hand Food Pantry in High Point.

This year, we collected a record number of donations from friends, family, community members and businesses. Because of your generosity, we surpassed our original goal.

Additionally, we have been contacted by the Akela Cove/James Landing HOA about the canned food drive they are doing organized by the Southwest Guilford High School Fishing Club. Previously, they collected 3000 lbs. of food and have offered this year’s proceeds to Hand to Hand Food Pantry as part of our Camp Out For Hunger. We are so thankful for each one of you!

13,119 lbs.

That’s an amazing amount of food collected in five days. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for opening your hearts and helping feed families in need this holiday season.

We’d also like to thank several local organizations who promoted and/or partnered with us during the Camp Out for Hunger Food Drive: Parkwood Baptist Church, RR Donnelley Greensboro, Tiny Houses Greensboro, Jamestown United Methodist Preschool, Spare Time Greensboro, The Soaplady, Cakes by B’s Blue House Bakery, Ehrke Transportation, Jamestown Town Hall and Carolina Kia Hyundai.

Raffle Prize Winners

1. Becky Frazier
2. Diana Engel
3. Marcia Boyd

Contact David Smith (610) 220-5538 to claim your prize.

Collegiate Challenge Final

1. North Carolina State University – 3,677.59 lbs.
2. University of North Carolina at Charlotte – 859.19 lbs.
3. Wake Forest University – 714.88 lbs.
4. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – 379.72 lbs.
5. University of Virginia – 287.25 lbs.
6. University of Georgia – 255.3 lbs.
7. Guilford College – 180.72
8. Duke University – 123.85 lbs.
9. University of Kansas – 21 lbs.

Deep River Friends Meeting is hosting the “Camp Out for Hunger” food drive Nov. 12-16 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to benefit Hand to Hand Food Pantry. Members and friends plan to camp out daily to collect donations to help feed families this holiday season.

Help Deep River Friends Meeting and Hand to Hand Pantry feed families in need this holiday season by bringing donations to Deep River Friends Meeting (5300 West Wendover Avenue in High Point) Nov. 12-16 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Deep River Friends Meeting has a goal to collect at least 10,000 pounds of food and other items during the campout.

Help us reach our goal. Check our progress each day below:

10,119.63 pounds of 10,000 pounds collected: 101%

Hunger is an issue that has significant impacts here in Guilford County. In 2015-16, 19 percent (95,080) of residents were food insecure, according to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC. 23 percent (26,490) of children here were food insecure.

Here’s a list of the most-needed items:

  • Non-perishable canned goods (single-serve pop-tops preferred)
  • Toiletries – toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc.
  • Pet items – canned food, dry food, cat litter, etc.

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Donate to Camp Out for Hunger Food Drive

Unable to bring donations to Deep River? Now you can give financially. $1 = 1 pound of food. Use the secure form below to give to the food drive and we’ll purchase food for Hand to Hand Food Pantry for you.

Letter from event organizer David Smith

Dear friends,

A year ago I was led to do something in our community to help those suffering through food insecurity. I knew without a doubt there was tremendous kindness and generosity in the Triad area but I was absolutely stunned by it once I put this mission into action. With a goal of raising 2,500 pounds of food and a handful of friends to help we ended up bringing in 7,635 pounds. 2,500 pounds was nothing to shake a stick at, as they say, but the joy I saw on the faces of those who our ultimate abundance served and on the faces of those who gave was something I will humbly cherish.

From inspiration to action that is how we can change ourselves, our communities, and our world. Hand to Hand pantry, which benefits from this food drive, is just one of the many small bricks in a larger effort that we need to continue to build up until no one in High Point, or anywhere else for that matter, has to go hungry. To quote Dean Jordan again Hand to Hand Pantry “is a community pantry that cannot survive without the help of the whole community.” We saw last year just how powerful this community can be when it acts wholly.

Again we are asking for your help to pack Hand to Hand to the roof this Holiday season. Even if all you can do is help get the word out around town to bring us food that will be more than enough. Hunger is a problem we can solve but we must continue to work together diligently to get there. We will be camping out at Deep River Friends Meeting at 5300 West Wendover Ave., High Point, NC 27265 Monday, Nov. 12 through Friday, Nov. 16 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day taking donations of non-perishable foods and toiletries with a goal of 10,000 pounds. Please join us in cheerful giving for our neighbors who are in need this holiday season.

Thank you and God bless,
David J. Smith

Hear from the event organizer, food pantry coordinator and pastor

2017 Camp Out for Hunger Food Drive

In 2017, Deep River Friends Meeting collected 7,635.2 pounds of food to benefit Hand to Hand Food Pantry in High Point, which exceeded its original goal of 2,500 pounds.