Food Drive

Be sure to bring a can of food each day to the festival for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. Every year we collect thousands of pounds of non-perishable food from attendees and donate it to the NC Food Bank. Last year we collected food and cash worth 4,100 meals, equivalent to almost two and half tons of food. Lets do even better this year! Most needed items:

No Glass Please!
Pop-top items and microwavable cups preferred

Protein: Spaghetti and meatballs, ravioli, beefaroni, lasagna, stews, soups, tuna, peanut butter, etc.

Grains: Cereal (whole grain, individual), rice, pasta, dried beans

Fruits: Canned fruit/fruit cups, dried fruit (raisins, plums, cranberries), applesauce, 100% juice and juice boxes

Canned Vegetables

Kid-friendly items: Fat-free, sugar free pudding cups, granola bars, popcorn, graham and/or animal crackers

Baby Products: Diapers, wipes, formula, infant cereal

Hygiene Items: Feminine products, hand sanitizer, toothbrushes, soap, shaving items, etc.

Paper Products: Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, etc.


Established in 1980, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a non-profit organization that provides food to people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina. In 2010-11, the Food Bank distributed over 42 million pounds of food through 800 partner agencies including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and after school programs for children.


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