Thursday, May 16, 2013

Big Day Planned for June 18

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C., - Local nonprofit, Common Heart, will team up with Speedway Children's Foundation and Feed the Children, to provide groceries to 800 families in Union County on the afternoon of Tuesday June 18.  The distribution will be just in time for summer when many local low income families find it difficult to make ends meet.
 "We got a call from our friends at Speedway Children's Foundation asking if we could distribute two trailer loads of food in one day," Keith Adams, Executive Director of Common Heart shared.  "Because we distributed 525 turkey baskets to families last fall, I felt like we could do it. There are a lot of families in our area in need right as schools let out.  It comes at a good time."  
Food Lion parking lot on Independence Blvd in Indian Trail will serve as the distribution point for the two tractor trailers filled with boxes of can food.  During the next 30 days Common Heart volunteers will be working with local schools, nonprofits and agencies to identify the neediest families in the community.  Each family will receive a box and information about how to access local services during the three hour distribution time.

nlike our Great Turkey Countdown which delivers Turkeys and fixins in time 
for Thanksgiving. This  distribution will see  800 families come to us. "I am expecting 600 cars to come through the distribution line on the 28th." Keith said, "So we are going to need about 60 people to direct traffic, work with the families, unload the trailer and pack the cars." 

The other volunteer need will be for caring people to get on the phone with schools, churches, and families to find the need and coordinate distribution.   We also need some detailed oriented volunteers to serve in planning and organizing this event.  

To sign up to help please use this link.


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