Mask distribution event food drive Friday

The Moore County Health Department will be offering a face mask distribution event on Friday, July 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina’s Sandhills branch location at 195 Sandy Avenue in Southern Pines.

The distribution event is being held in conjunction with the Food Bank and STAR 102.5’s “Stop Summer Hunger” campaign.

Representatives from the Food Bank will be on-hand to accept donations, and all donations will benefit the Food Bank and go toward supporting children who usually benefit from free or reduced lunches and have been out of school due to COVID-19 closures and summer break.

Masks will be given out, one per person and free of charge for everyone who stops by. There will also be COVID-19 informational hand-outs available.

The Food Bank welcomes factory-sealed non-perishable products and beverages, refrigerated or frozen items and produce, as well as non-food essentials such as hygiene items, cleaning items or paper products. Most needed items include:

• Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Meat, and Soup (Pop-top cans and low sodium a plus!)

• Whole Grain Pasta, Brown Rice, Dried Beans, and Cereal

• Peanut Butter, and other nut butters

• For Infants: Pedialyte, Infant Cereal, Powdered Formula, Diapers, and Wipes

• For Kids: Fruit Cups, Juice Boxes, Granola Bars, Crackers, Popcorn and Sugar-Free Pudding Cups

• Non-Food Essentials: Hygiene Items, Household Items, and Paper Products

Due to food safety regulations, the Food Bank asks that you do not donate food items that are unsealed, loose items without ingredients listed, glass containers, or loose glass or plastic jars of baby food.

For more ways you can donate to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, please click here.

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