How Two Vital Groups Help to Feed the Poor
Bob Bramwell asked in the Aug. 8 edition of The Pilot: What is the difference between the Sandhills Branch of the Food Bank and the Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care, and why are they both asking for food and funds?
The Sandhills Branch of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina serves three counties: Moore, Richmond, and Scotland. One county served (Lee) is shared with the Raleigh Branch.
Last year, more than 3.17 million pounds of food was distributed by the food bank to 97 partner agencies in those counties. They do not generally give food to individuals.
The Coalition is a partner agency of the Sandhills branch. We purchase food at the food bank for 18 cents a pound and distribute it daily to individuals, along with other donations of food we purchase from grocery stores.
Last year more than 5,000 low-income families came to the Coalition to request and receive help with crises. The Food bank also gives the Coalition many free donations to distribute.
When you give to the Coalition, you are helping to feed the poor in Moore County. When you give to the Food Bank, you are helping to feed the poor by supporting county agencies that distribute food to those in need.
Both organizations are very important and crucial to the ability of our community to help feed the more than 10,000 people who live in poverty in Moore County, of more than 3,000 are children. I urge everyone to visit the Coalition and the Food Bank to see them in action.
Thank you to Bramwell for asking the question. Thank you to The Pilot for giving us an opportunity to answer.
Caroline Eddy, Director, Coalition for Human Care, Southern Pines
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