Help Deep River Friends Meeting feed families this holiday season
Deep River Friends Meeting is hosting the “Camp Out for Hunger” food drive Nov. 16-21 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to benefit Hand to Hand Food Pantry. Deep River Friends member David Smith plans to camp out daily to collect donations to help feed families this holiday season.
The year’s event is in partnership with the Greater High Point Food Alliance and coincides with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Community members who wish to donate are encouraged to bring their items to Deep River Friends Meeting (5300 West Wendover Avenue) Nov. 16-21 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Deep River’s goal is to collect at least 10,000 pounds of food. Since 2017, Deep River Friends Meeting has collected more than 31,500 pounds of food for Hand to Hand Food Pantry.
2020 Grand Total:
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? Check out our Amazon Wishlist to purchase some of Hand to Hand Food Pantry’s most needed items. At checkout, make sure you select “Deep River Friends Meeting’s Gift Registry Address” under the “Other Addresses” section so it’s delivered right to us!
You can also 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
This is the third time I have written this statement. Every time I have read it over before sending it off something just did not seem right. Then yesterday we celebrated our son’s sixth birthday, just as when we celebrated our daughters back in September, with a drive-by parade. Just as in September we stepped out of the house and started to walk down the driveway to take our places for the marathon of horns and waving when we saw, strung along the property line, our neighbors had put up a big happy birthday banner. And again my heart was humbled.
We have lived here in High Point for ten years and they have been a shining example of what neighbors should be. Yesterday when I saw that sign I knew that the message for this year’s Camp Out for Hunger was plain and simple. Being there for the community. I’m always thanked for this food drive each year by many people and I always say I’m not the one who deserves thanks, I don’t honestly do much of anything. This isn’t about me, it is about those in need and those who are able and willing to provide. All I do is provide space, the community does all the work. That is what it is all about, giving each other the space we need to acknowledge where we are not at our best or in need, come up with meaningful contributions to help one another and better ourselves, and take action that makes our little part of the Earth shine brighter. If we all did this in every small part of our town, city, state, or country, we would have a world that shines brighter than any star in the sky.
That’s a far as I am going to go. I could come up with lots of other ways to paint this picture but I truly believe we all have it very clear in our hearts and minds we just need to make the choice to focus on it and make this world the only worth living on in the entire universe. I’ll do all I can to leave my ego far behind and love you as my neighbor no matter what. I hope you will join us to reach our goal this year for raising food but also help us raise our community up to be a light for the world.
Be excellent to each other,
David J. Smith
2019 Camp Out for Hunger Food Drive
In 2019, Deep River Friends Meeting collected 14,000 pounds of food to benefit Hand to Hand Food Pantry in High Point.
2018 Camp Out for Hunger Food Drive
In 2018, Deep River Friends Meeting collected 10,119.63 pounds of food to benefit Hand to Hand Food Pantry in High Point, which exceeded its original goal of 10,000 pounds.
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.