August Ribbon Cutting Event!
2016 Golf Tournament!
THANK YOU JOEY Boykin of Boykin Motors!!!!
Lets make a difference!
Food Lion Donated $1,200 and a lot of Food!

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!

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Food Pantry

Food PantryNew Van - Thanks Boykin Motors

 

We were happy to participate in the 24 hour Food Bank Telethon!

24 Hour Food Bank Telethon Telethon - Food Bank Food Bank Telethon

Click here to view the photo gallery!

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.

Make a Difference Food Pantry

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.

RECENT NEWS

  • 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

OTHER NEWS

  • 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

Distribution

2nd, 3rd & 4th Thursday of each month from 5-6:30pm
*Must present Wayne County ID

Volunteer
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!

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WCPS Volunteer of the Year!

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Thank you to Harris Teeter for your donation!

Harris Teeter Donation

We are honored to win the Girls of Merit Award!

Girls of Merit


Photo Galleries

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Checkout our photos from the first few days!

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Fundraisers

We will have a canned Food Drive Saturday August 20th from 11am - 2pm at the Grand Re-Opening and Community Day @ Desiree Autrey's Academy of Performing Arts

We will have a canned Food Drive Saturday August 20th from 11am - 2pm at the Grand Re-Opening and Community Day @ Desiree Autrey's Academy of Performing Arts

Sign up for our 1st Annual Father's Day Cook-Off!

Sign up for our 1st Annual Father's Day Cook-Off!

Selma Movie Night Flyer

We collected food and even more support at the Zaxby's Movie Night!

Ribeyes Steakhouse supports Mad Pantry

Ribeyes Steakhouse held a big fundraiser for us!

Thriller Night Fundraiser

Thriller Night Fundraiser October 30th 6:30pm

Nov 14th Fundraiser

November 14th Fundraiser

MAD Pantry Fundraiser

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