MeaningFULL Meals Collects 4,500+ Pounds of Food

If you visited the United Way office in July, you may have seen boxes overflowing with food items for our annual MeaningFULL Meals collection.

Over 4,500 pounds of food were collected throughout Greensboro thanks especially to Morrisette and BB&T Triad Corporate Center who went above and beyond to support the cause.

Five years ago, United Way and The Volunteer Center started MeaningFULL Meals, a nutrition project that seeks food donations to help feed school children in need while school is out for summer.

More than 65% of Guilford County School’s students qualify for free or reduced lunch. In the summer months, many of these children do not have the same access to a nutritious meal and go hungry.

For the third year in a row, BackPack Beginnings joined the partnership by managing the food pantry, preparing bags of food for pick up and being a drop off location for food donations.

Morrisette Paper Company donated a car full of food items to MeaningFULL Meals. Pictured here (left to right) is Morgan, Morrisette’s Marketing Director, with United Way staff Erin, Michael, Kevin and Carl.

 

An impressive collection in the United Way lobby!

 

BB&T included inspiration messages in their collection.

 

Just a fraction of the 54,000 items BB&T collected!

 

Big thanks to ALL who collected items to help free students this summer!


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