Cumberland Community Foundation’s Donates One Million Pounds to Second Harvest Food Bank

Community Gives Together to Stop Hunger

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Local residents have contributed enough to Cumberland Community Foundation’s One Million Pounds for Second Harvest Campaign to bring an additional 31 tractor trailers of food and supplies to Second Harvest Food Bank.

For the third year in a row, over one million pounds of free food will be transported to our community thanks to a partnership between Cumberland Community Foundation and Second Harvest Food Bank, an Action Pathways program. The campaign raised over $19,600, exceeding their goal by $1,000. One hundred percent of the donations will go to Second Harvest Food Bank for the cause.

“Many thanks to our generous community for continuing to make a difference, together we can solve hunger.” says Ron Pringle, Food Bank Director.  Donors to the campaign were invited to a tour of the Second Harvest Food Bank on April 5, 2017 at 10 am, 406 Deep Creek Road, Fayetteville.  

Gifts from 56 donors ranged in size from $20 - $2,000.  The funds cover the cost of transporting tractor trailer loads of donated food from distribution centers to Second Harvest Food Bank. The food is free but it costs roughly $600 per tractor trailer for the fuel, driver, insurance, and truck. One million pounds will provide an estimated 800,000 meals to hungry people through the 260 food pantries supplied by Second Harvest Food Bank.

For more information on ways you can help solve hunger in Cumberland County, NC contact Ron Pringle, Food Bank Director at 910-485-8809 x4512.  Call Mary Holmes at Cumberland Community Foundation (910)483-4449 x103 to learn how to stop hunger with an endowment gift in your will or trust.

Cumberland Community Foundation is a 501-c-3 charitable organization that manages named charitable funds according to the wishes of the donor.  The Foundation has more than $75 million in assets and awards grants of approximately $3.5 million annually to improve the community.  Gifts of any size are welcome.

 

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