Fuquay-Varina, NC, November 12, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Families, staff, and interns at AsheBridge Children’s Academy of Fuquay-Varina collected more than 200 pounds of non-perishable food and infant formula during a week-long collection effort that has been donated directly to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and InterAct of Wake County.
The collection is in response to the needs of many families. The efforts focused on helping women and children who are victims of domestic violence, as well as providing food for families who are at risk for hunger. Ms. Alex, an intern from Wake Technical Community College, helped coordinate the food drive to help both of these community organizations.
The Fuquay-Varina child care center, AsheBridge Children’s Academy, set a goal to collect 100 lbs of food by asking each child to bring one can of food or infant formula. In just one short week, the preschool children doubled that goal by collecting over 200 lbs of food.
All of the food collected at AsheBridge Children’s Academy of Fuquay-Varina was taken to the directly to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina which provides food to people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina. Supplies are in high demand for residents in these counties due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew. All of the infant formula collected was donated to InterAct of Wake County which provides safe housing to women and their children who are escaping violent relationships.
The Fuquay-Varina preschool children were astounded by the results of their collection. This community outreach effort helped the children recognize the needs of others. They learned that even the smallest people can make the biggest difference.