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!

HOT NEWS - ITEMS NEEDED

Items Needed

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!

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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.

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

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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