Mackenzie on the Harry Show recieving generous donations from General Mills and Food Lion.
Wayne-Goldsboro TV came to interview us during a distribution day.
Make A Difference Food Pantry Hurricane Relief | NC Now | UNC-TV
MEALS THAT MATTER HERO - KENZIE HINSON
CBS NC NEWS STORY
THANK YOU TYSON FOODS!
We were happy to participate in the 24 hour Food Bank Telethon!
My goal is for the MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOOD PANTRY is to lead and encourage my community to engage in the fight against hunger and end it.
We will do this in our community one family; one meal at a time, while providing nutritious food to those in need with compassion and love.
Supporting Farms providing FRESH PRODUCE
GRANTHAM FARMS, COX FARMS, LEE AND PARKER FARMS
MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOOD PANTRY is a partnering agency with the Central North Carolina Food Bank.
- There will be a cook off Father's Day weekend, at Waynesborough Park June 17th starting at 9:00 AM. Judging at 2:00 PM
- There will be a golf tournament at Goldsboro Munical Golf Course, June 16th, with a 8:00AM T-off and a 12:00AM T-off
- Mackenzie had a radio interview with WGBR on Febuary 3rd.
- Mackenzie appeared on the Harry Show Febuary 3rd
- GOLDSBORO Mayor Chuck Allen declares Sept 26-30 Make A Difference Hunger Awareness Week
- UPWORTHLY FACEBOOK HAS FEATURED KENZIE AND THE TYSON FOODS VIDEO
- Providence Methodist Church Girl Scouts and Tyler Brock, an Ag Student at NCSU help make 600 Sandwiches.
- FOOD LION CORPORATION awards KENZIE with a food pantry makeover in Sept and Food Lion employees and managers from across NC come to make it happen. They put in a commercial walk-in cooler; new shelving; a check in station and brought frozen foods as well. What a HUGE SURPRISE FOR MACKENZIE as they worked throughout Mon and Tues of last week and she had no idea they surprised her on Wednesday.
- Kenzie's story appeared in the Oct 10 edition of Woman's World Magazine.
- Emily's Boutique in Goldsboro he'd a Food Drive this past Saturday.
- State Beauty Pageant collect 986 pounds of food Oct 1 for the pantry.
- Odom Farms in Rosewood is holding a food drive and a $1.00 off admission into their corn maze.
SEPTEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- Friday, September 2nd - Senior Mobile Pantry
- Tuesday, September 6th - Sweet Frogs in Goldsboro Fundraiser 5-8pm
- Wednesday, September 7th - Packing Night 5:30pm & Mandatory Volunteer Meeting
- Thursday, September 8th - Distribution Day 5pm - 6:30pm
- Friday, September 9th Senior Mobile Pantry
- Monday, September 12th - Mayor of Mt. Olive has written a proclamation declaring it MAKE A DIFFERENCE HUNGER AWARENESS DAY (wear orange and donate to your local pantry)
- Tuesday, September 13th - Asking everyone to eat on 4.27 which is the average amount per day a person receiving food stamps gets
- Wednesday, September 14 - TEFAP Truck Delivery 11:45am Volunteers Needed
- Wednesday, September 14th 3pm - 6pm | FUNDRAISER @ Dollar General of Grantham - 1 Year Anniversary Celebration - Get a Piece of Pizza, Cupcake & a Drink by donating 2 non perishables in their donation box
- Thursday, September 15 - Distribution Day
- Friday, September 16 - Community Feeds
- Wednesday, September 21st - Packing Night - 5:30pm
- Thursday, September 22nd - Distribution Day
- Friday, September 23rd - Senior Mobile Pantry
- Saturday, September 24th - Distribution Day
- Sunday, September 25th - Fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse 11:30am - 10pm
SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL HUNGER AWARENESS MONTH
Here is the Challenge
We are trying to collect 5,000 pounds of food and $2500.00 this month as part of National Hunger Awareness Month!
$7 sponsors one Back Pack Buddy Kid for 7 meals and 3 snacks over the weekend
$10 sponsors one senior citizen in our senior mobile pantry for weekend meals
We encourage you to hold a food drive and donate to your local Food Pantry. Please share your pictures on our Facebook Page!
AUGUST AT A GLANCE!
- Tuesday, August 2nd - 5-8pm | FUNDRAISER @ Sweet Frogs of Goldsboro
- Wednesday, August 3rd - 5-10pm | FUNDRAISER @ Texas Roadhouse in Goldsboro (please mention us to your server!)
- Tuesday, August 16th 5-8pm | FUNDRAISER @ Zaxby's in Smithfield
- Wednesday, August 17th | Packing Foods Bags @ 5:30pm
- Thursday, August 18th | DISTRIBUTION 5-6:30pm
- Friday, August 19th | Senior Mobile Pantry @ 8:30am - LAST KENZIE's Kids Cafe Summer Kids Meal
- Saturday, August 20th | Food Drive at DESIRE'S ACADEMY OF DANCE IN PIKEVILLE
- October 1st, 2016 - FOOD LION MAKE A DIFFERENCE COMMUNITY DAY - We need the following Vendors - Car Show Vehicle Owners, Snow Cone or Slushy Vendors, Face Painters Etc.
- Calling All Sponsors - We are printing new T-Shirts! Please contact us if you would like to be a sponsor!
- A LOCAL FARMER HAS DONATED LAND, so we can have a Garden for FRESH PRODUCE! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Distribution & Volunteer Information
2nd, 3rd & 4th Thursday of each month from 5-6:30pm
*Must present Wayne County ID
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 5-6:30pm
*Civic, church and youth clubs as well as individuals welcome to volunteer!
State of NC - Recognition!
WCPS Volunteer of the Year!
Thank you to Harris Teeter for your donation!
We are honored to win the Girls of Merit Award!
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Checkout our photos from the first few days!