GREENSBORO, N.C. — In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, one in six people in the Triad, do not have enough to eat.
That's why WFMY News 2 partnered with Friendly Center and Second Harvest Food Bank Saturday for the 'Waving Santa Donation Drive-thru' event! The event allowed the community to help out and drop off food donations.
The Drive-thru took place in the Regal Grand theater parking lot in the Friendly Shopping Center from 10 a.m. -12 p.m.
The purpose of the event was to help feed families throughout the Triad.
Those who donated a bag of non-perishable food items at the drive-thru received a commemorative waving Santa bobble arm doll just in time for the upcoming Christmas holiday!
The numbers from Saturday’s event are presented below:
- 9,196 pounds of food collected
- Will provide approx. 9,203 meals
- $220 cash collected