Since we opened our Durham Service Center (DSC) in The Shops at Northgate in September '09, folks have embraced the Food Shuttle's expansion and commitment to serve the Durham community! We're thrilled to have support from the community as we fight hunger together in 2010 and the years to come. Monday was an incredible day at the Durham Service Center as we honored Martin Luther King, Jr. by making it a day on instead of a day off. We were thankful to have Triangle United Way present, and altogether about 70 volunteers were in and out of the DSC! The volunteers packed and delivered 400 grocery bags of fruit and veggies for seniors, and packed about 300 BackPack Buddies bags with food!
Not only that, but 10 food drives were held in the area for BackPack Buddies! Groups brought in bag after bag filled with nutritious food for kids in the BackPack Buddies program who are at risk of going hungry on weekends because they are on free or reduced lunches at school. A special thanks to Jon Parker who organized the food drives for the day! The food drive brought in 4,500 pounds of food!
We are so grateful for the volunteers who came out on MLK Day of Service! The energy in the building was thrilling and the volunteers were eager to join with the Food Shuttle to help folks who are hungry. Take a look at the video below for a quick recap on the day's activities.
Stay tuned on the Durham blog as we post more video content from the event in the upcoming weeks! View all the photos from the event on our Facebook page.