Host a MeaningFULL Meals Food Drive This Summer


More than 56% of Guilford County Schools (GCS) students qualify for free or reduced price lunch. In the summer , when school is not in session, these children often do not have the same access to a nutritious meal and go hungry. To complement the work of GCS feeding centers, MeaningFULL Meals is a summer nutrition project by United Way of Greater Greensboro and The Volunteer Center of Greensboro to help feed hungry children in our community in the evening.

Please host a food drive at your work, school or place of worship.
For more details and promotional materials,  Download the Food Drive Kit.

You can also drop off food items to The Volunteer Center of Greensboro, 1500 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro, during normal business hours.

Items needed include:

– mac & cheese (microwavable)

– canned veggies

– bread

– tuna & chicken (vacuum sealed)

– ramen noodles

– fruit cups

– applesauce

– fruit roll-ups

– raisin snack packs

– juice boxes

– dried rice and beans

– Peanut butter & jelly  (pre-made & individual jars)

– breakfast cereal  (individual boxes hot & cold)

– Poptarts

– graham crackers, Nekot/Lance crackers

– chips (individual sizes)

– pasta & spaghetti sauce

– freeze pops

– Hamburger Helper

– Oodles of Noodles

– ravioli

– single serving size spaghetti  lasagna

* No soda or candy please *


Questions? Please contact Radiah Pinckney at United Way of Greater Greensboro at 336-378-6606 or

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