Deep River Friends Meeting will host the “Camp Out for Hunger” food drive Nov. 18-23 to benefit Hand to Hand Food Pantry, Burns Hill Community Food Pantry, High Point LEAP Food Pantry and the Triad Health Project Pantry. Members and friends will camp out daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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. 18-23 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Deep River’s goal is to collect at least 25,000 pounds of food. Since 2017, Deep River Friends Meeting has collected more than 17,500 pounds of food for Hand to Hand Food Pantry. Here are the items needed:
• 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.
Collection will end Saturday, Nov. 23 at noon and the event will conclude with a celebration for the community. There will be food, music and fellowship.
For more information, please visit deepriverfriends.com/campout. See and share event updates and photos on social media using #feedhp on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.