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Supported by Carolina Meadows' Community Grant Program

posted Nov 28, 2011, 8:31 AM by Take and Eat Food Pantry   [ updated Nov 28, 2011, 8:35 AM ]

The pantry is the grateful recipient of a grant from the Carolina Meadows Community Grant Program! The funds will help us continue our mission to feed the hungry in eastern Chatham County.

We are now on Facebook!

posted Nov 28, 2011, 8:29 AM by Take and Eat Food Pantry

The pantry now has a Facebook presences. Please visit and "Like" us.

"Let's Talk Trash!"

posted Apr 26, 2011, 8:47 AM by Take and Eat Food Pantry

Much of the food distributed by Take and Eat Food Pantry is redirected from ending up in landfills. Pantry representatives will be participating in the "Let's Talk Trash!" event on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 9am to 1pm at Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro, NC.

Stop by our exhibit to learn about what we do and drop off canned food and clean, grocery bags (plastic, paper and cloth).
 
For more information about the event, visit  www.chathamnc.org/talktrash .
 
 

Feinstein Challenge 2011

posted Mar 22, 2011, 6:49 AM by Take and Eat Food Pantry   [ updated Apr 13, 2011, 2:41 PM ]

During the months of March and April, the Take and Eat Food Pantry will again be participating in the Feinstein $1 Million Challenge to fight hunger in America. One million dollars will be divided proportionately among all agencies participating in the challenge. The more donations we collect (cash and non-perishable foods) the greater the amount the foundation will supply.
 
 

Alan Shawn Feinstein
37 Alhambra Circle
Cranston, RI 02905

Please use MY money to help your neighbors in need!

My name is Alan Shawn Feinstein. For the past 13 years, I have been giving away $1
million each year to anti-hunger agencies throughout the country.

This year, I am doing it again…
WHATEVER YOU DONATE TO THIS AGENCY,
I WILL ADD MONEY TO IT. THE MORE
YOU GIVE, THE MORE OF MY $1 MILLION
THEY’LL GET—THANKS TO YOU!

Why am I doing this? Because I believe each of us was put here on earth to do
what we can to help those in need. You got this letter because we feel that YOU
believe that, too.

This has become the greatest grass roots campaign ever to fight hunger in our
country. Your donation makes you a partner in it with me!

My money started this campaign but it is YOU who will help decide how many
needy people in your city or town will be fed this year. All that will matter to us someday
is what we did while we were here to help those who needed us.

We Are Needed Now!

Please give whatever you can - I will gladly add some of my money to yours.
(My $1 million will be divided in full proportionately among
the agencies receiving donations toward my offer.)

Thank you for sharing my heart, and the hope that—someday—no one will ever go hungry.
Sincerely Yours,
Alan Shawn Feinstein

 

Fundraising Event

posted Nov 10, 2010, 9:37 AM by Take and Eat Food Pantry   [ updated Nov 10, 2010, 9:42 AM ]

The pantry will be participating in the Simple Gifts Alternative Gift and Fair Trade Market on December 4th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Evergreen UMC. Shoppers will have an opportunity to support local and global non-profit organizations. Stop by and get a peek at the pantry too. See the flyer for more information.

posted Sep 23, 2010, 1:13 PM by Take and Eat Food Pantry   [ updated Jan 10, 2011, 5:30 PM ]

Shop at Lowes Food, Use a Gift Card and Help Us Earn Money!

posted Sep 23, 2010, 11:51 AM by Take and Eat Food Pantry

To help us raise money, Lowes Foods is giving us a discount on gift cards. We currently have Lowes Foods Gift cards ready for you to purchase. So instead of buying groceries with another form of payment, you can now buy your groceries with gift cards and help us raise money at the same time! Please contact the pantry for more information.

Chapel Hill News Article

posted Jul 1, 2010, 2:21 PM by Take and Eat Food Pantry   [ updated Sep 23, 2010, 11:55 AM ]

An article about the pantry's involvement in the Feinstein Foundation Challenge was recently published in the Chapel Hill News. http://www.chapelhillnews.com/2010/06/02/57380/fundraisers-benefit-food-pantry.html

S.N.A.C.K. is Back

posted Jun 25, 2010, 4:04 PM by Take and Eat Food Pantry   [ updated Jun 25, 2010, 4:40 PM ]

The Summer Nutrition Assistance for Chatham Kids (S.N.A.C.K.) program is back and bigger than last year.

During the summer of 2009, Take and Eat Food Pantry partnered with Chatham OutReach Alliance (CORA), Chatham County Dept. of Social Services, the Pittsboro Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, West Chatham Food Bank and the Hispanic Liaison to provide breakfast and lunch foods to 120 children in Chatham County. The pilot program filled the gap created during the summer break when children don’t have access to the school free and reduced breakfast and lunch program.

In 2010, the program was expanded to feed 800 children! This summer, the children will receive fresh fruit and carrot sticks along with the shelf-stable breakfast and lunch foods. Additionally, Chatham Trades, Inc., Chatham County Schools, Goldston United Methodist Church and the Moncure Community Health Center have joined as partners.

Take and Eat Food Pantry is grateful for the involvement of the Lystra Baptist Church college students who are home for the summer and volunteering their time to assist with distribution of the S.N.A.C.K. packs.

Fearrington Farmers FoodShare

posted Jun 18, 2010, 1:38 PM by Take and Eat Food Pantry   [ updated Jun 25, 2010, 1:04 PM ]

We are thrilled that the Society of St. Andrew connected us with the Fearrington Farmers FoodShare program. Each Tuesday evening we receive donated produce from farmers at the Fearrington Farmers Market. In addition, patrons of the market donate money to the FoodShare program so that even more produce can be purchased from the farmers. Our clients have already enjoyed  eggs, peaches, greens and tomatoes, to name just a few of the items.

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