In New Hanover County, one out of every five people live with food insecurity. This translates to 12,300 children under age 18 who don’t have access to nutritious foods to keep them healthy. To address this need, Forest Hills Global Elementary recognizes and honors World Food Day by participating in an annual food drive to help fight hunger in the Wilmington region. This year, the school food drive will take place October 19-23 in the classrooms and the community drive takes place in the Forest Hills parking lot on October 21 from 9am-2pm.
The school is asking the community to bring by at least one canned good or non-perishable food item to help fight hunger in the community. Forest Hills Global will be taking the donated food to local food bank Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard. Requested items include boxes of cereal, mac and cheese, cans of vegetables, and canned fruit.
For more information please contact Christina.Daniels@nhcs.net