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Two Month County-Wide Food Drive Kicks Off In Rockingham County, North Carolina

The two-month long food drive benefitting 8 agencies begins in Rockingham County.

Wentworth, NC (February 2, 2023) –  Rockingham County Government is participating in the 13th annual County-Wide Food drive benefitting eight agencies. The 2023 Food-Drive will begin in February and run through the month of March. Each week will follow a theme to ensure a broad array of items are received.  

   Last year’s food drive brought in more than 62,000 pounds of food, more than $2,440 in cash and in-kind donations including a scale to weigh all donations, printing of signs and posters and boxes to collect donations.  This county-wide food drive reaches many residents within the county borders. 

   For anyone with questions, contact Neil Jacques at 336-613-6292. 

   The following are the agencies and schedule associated with the food-drive: 

Community Development Corporation      Feb 1st -7th Breakfast Foods:
Pop Tarts, Cereal, Pancake mix, syrups, oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, jams and jellies, peanut butter   
 Cooperative Christian Ministries  Feb 8th – 14th Canned Meats:
Tuna, Vienna sausage, beanie weenies, sardines, span, chicken, beef stew
 Hands of God Feb 15th – 21st Cleaning Supplies:
Liquid dishwashing soap, disinfectant wipes, multi-purpose spray cleaners, paper towels, toilet paper
 Men & Women in Christ Feb 22nd – Feb 28th Desserts:
Pudding cups, canned fruit, cake mixes, frostings, brownies/cookie mixes, cookies
 Community Crisis Center March 1st – March 7th Canned/Baked Goods:
Fruits, vegetables, soups, flour, cornmeal, various mixes, assorted cans of beans & peas
 Rockingham Co. Veterans Coalition March 8th – March 14th Paper Products:
Paper/Styrofoam sectional plates, cups, plastic utensils, napkins, condiments, toiletry items
 Salvation Army: Reidsville Food Pantry March 15th – March 21st Pastas:
Chef Boyardee, mac and cheese, pasta salad mixes, spaghetti sauces, noodles, ramen noodles
 Salvation Army: Eden Soup Kitchen        March 22nd – 31st Backpack for Kids:
Nabs, individual peanut butter, granola bars, canned/bagged fruit and nuts, trail mix, raisins