United Way heads food drive

Published 11:37 am Thursday, April 30, 2015

Davie United Way held a Day of Caring project which required the help of many volunteers, companies, and organizations.

On this special day, United Way and more than 120 volunteers packaged 40,000 fortified mac and cheese meals that were boxed and made ready for pick up by local agencies serving Davie County’s hungry.

The sponsors of this project were Rotary Club of Mocksville, Bank of the Carolinas, employees of Town of Mocksville, DavieLife, Flow BMW/Mini, VF Jeanswear, DavieLife Challenge participants, Jimmy the Greek Restaurant, and Morgan & Parker Builders. These sponsors raised $6,000 towards the $10,000 needed to finance this event.

The volunteer groups that  made it all possible to get the work done: Davie Group Home, VF Jeans, Rotary Club of Mocksville, Church of the Ascension, Jr. Civitans from the Early College, South Davie Middle and Davie High schools, Davie High School baseball players, Davie High School football players, SunTrust Bank, Park and Rec staff, Corinthian Lodge 17, Mocksville Citivan Club, Walmart and individual volunteers.

At noon the meals were ready to be picked up by the following organizations: Storehouse for Jesus, Church of the Ascension, Just Hope, Book Bags of Hope, Summer Food Bags, and Hillsdale Methodist Heavenly Food Bags.

“Everyone involved worked very hard but had a wonderful time and many said they want to help when United Way hosts another meal packaging event,” said Melinda Beauchamp, executive officer.

You can still help. The cost of putting on this event is $10,000. That’s only .25 a meal but it adds up to $10,000. Send pledges via the DavieLife Challenge as soon as possible.