MeaningFULL Meals – Help us to feed children this summer.

There are more than 72,000 students in grades K-12 at Guilford County Schools. More than 56% of these students qualify for free or reduced price lunch. In the summer months, when school is not in session, these children often do not have the same access to a nutritious meal and go hungry.

We believe that children should not worry about where their next meal comes from, or if it will come at all.

To complement the work of Guilford County School 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. The organizations are calling on the community for help. Donations and volunteers are needed to be sure the program has the greatest impact on feeding children this summer.

Download the MeaningFULL Meals Flyer: 2014-MeaningFULLMeals-Flyer-8.5×11-FINAL




Donations of non-perishable foods are accepted Mondays and Wednesdays June 23-August 7, 2014 from 11am-2pm at The Volunteer Center of Greensboro, 1500 Yanceyville Street, or Wiley Elementary School, 600 West Terrell Street.
Food Items Needed: 

 – mac & cheese (microwavable)

– canned veggies

– bread

– tuna and chicken (vacuum sealed)

– ramen noodles

– fruit cups

– applesauce

– fruit roll-ups

– raisin snack packs

– juice boxes

– dried rice and beans

– PB&J (pre-made & individual jars)

– breakfast cereal (individual boxes hot and 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 (non-perishable)

* No soda or candy please *


Volunteers are also needed Tuesdays and Thursdays June 23-August 7 to help distribute food and pack bags for the next day. Those interested in volunteering can sign up at or by calling 336-373-1633.


Download the MeaningFULL Meals Flyer: 2014-MeaningFULLMeals-Flyer-8.5×11-FINAL

Post the flyer up at your workplace, church or school. Talk about the issue of hunger in our community. Spread the word about this critical event. Without food donations and volunteers, there are children in our community who will go to bed hungry this summer. Thank you for all that you can do!

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