United Way prepares for Day of Action Food Drive

United Way prepares for Day of Action Food Drive
June 15
02:00 2017

United Way of Forsyth County (UWFC) is rallying volunteers throughout the community to participate in a canned food drive to support Second Harvest Food Bank.

UWFC is conducting a canned food drive through Tuesday, June 20, with the Winston Tower building tenants and UWFC staff.   

Boxes will be in the lobby and ground floor of the building. Everyone in Forsyth County is encouraged to participate by donating canned food between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  UWFC’s Marketing and Engagement team will distribute these items to the Food Bank and volunteer time on Wednesday, June 21 , which is United Way’s Worldwide Day of Action.

Worldwide, United Way Day of Action is a snapshot of what the organization does all year long – galvanizing people around solutions to build stronger communities.   

This year, United Way Worldwide is focusing on summer learning and nutrition. Summer is a critical time for children’s academic and physical well-being. However, in too many communities, kids are falling behind in school and going hungry during the summer months.

According to a 2012 report from the Food Research and Action Center, six out of seven children who eat a free or reduced-price school lunch during the academic year do not get a free meal during the summer.

More than 418 United Ways in 21 countries mobilized volunteers in their communities on Day of Action in 2016.

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