GREENSBORO, N.C. — Hunger is a serious problem in North Carolina. According to Feeding America, 1 in 7 people struggles with hunger every day. That includes more than 460,000 children. 

WFMY News 2 is teaming up with the Greensboro Urban Ministry to fight hunger with our annual Food 2 Families collection drive. The purpose of the food drive is to fully re-stock the nonprofit's food pantry to help feed children, women, and men in the Triad. 

The Fall Food Drive will be held on October 18 - 19 in participating grocery stores across Greensboro. That includes Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Lowe's Foods, and Walmart Neighborhood Markets. 

Shoppers are encouraged to donate much-needed food items in the donation boxes stationed at each grocery store location. A full shopping list with some of the most needed items can be found at the grocery store entrance.

The food drive is a vital part of the organization's "Emergency Groceries" program. 

All donations stay local and are distributed to residents of greater Greensboro. To learn more information about Greensboro Urban Ministry or ways to get involved in fighting hunger, click here

Suggested Shopping List:

Protein: 

  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Beef Stew
  • Spam
  • Corned Beef
  • Peanut Butter

Vegetables: 

  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Turnip Greens
  • Green Peas
  • Tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Green Beans

Canned Fruits:

  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Applesauce
  • Fruit Cocktail
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Cooked Apples

Other Items:

  • Soups
  • Sugar
  • Dry Milk
  • Oatmeal
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Bags of Dry Beans
  • Bags of Rice

Specialty Items:

  • Simlac with Iron
  • Enfamil with Iron
  • Gerber Gentle
  • Ensure

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