Did you know?
1 in 5 people in Guilford county struggle with hunger. In Randolph County, it’s 1 in 6.* It is unacceptable that people in our community don’t have access to something as basic as food. We strive to alleviate and eliminate this problem. Through food drives and partnerships with our donor companies and agencies, we are able to distribute food and toiletries to the following agencies and many others:
Burns Hill Community Pantry
C.O.A.T. (Community Outreach of Archdale-Trinity)
GTCC Center for Working Families
Hand to Hand Food Pantry
Helping Hands Ministries
Macedonia Family Resource Center
Open Door Ministries
Piedmont Health Services
The Salvation Army of High Point
Triad Food Pantry
Triad Health Project
Ward Street Community Resources
West End Ministries
canpaign Food Drive
CANpaign occurs each September and serves as the kickoff for our annual United Way of Greater High Point fundraising campaign. In the months prior to our September kickoff day, approximately 50 local organizations conduct food drives. Then, in an one day blitz—thanks to numerous community partnerships and many volunteers—over 100,000 pounds of food is offloaded into the trucks of 14+ local food pantries who will then serve our fellow neighbors in need.
This year marked CANpaign’s 10th Anniversary and was celebrated in collaboration with the new High Point Rockers baseball stadium. Embracing an overall baseball theme, the 2019 CANpaign commemorated with ‘Opening Day’ at the stadium followed by festivities with a Rockers’ homegame.
The UWGHP 2019 CANpaign efforts collected over 100,000 lbs. of food to help serve 14 local food pantries and hundreds of neighbors in need - a 10 year collective amount of 1,000,000 lbs of canned foods raised for our community!
Thank you, Greater High Point, for joining in the fight to end hunger and food insecurities.
Stamp Out Hunger
The National Association of Letter Carriers has sponsored the “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive” for the past 20+ years (www.nalc.org). This is the largest one-day food drive in the nation, and usually occurs in May. Since the United Way of Greater High Point became involved in marketing this event locally, this event has consistently broken collection records. Each year, between 70,000 and 100,000 pounds of food is collected for families in crisis in Greater High Point. The food collected during this food drive is critical in supplying our local food pantries with enough food to distribute through the summer.
How can I help?
If you would like to sponsor a food drive, feel free to collect non-perishable items that you would use in your own household.
The following items are especially needed:
Canned soup with meat