02 Nov Holiday Give Back

Every year, Earth Fare gives thanks over the holidays by supporting families in need. Over the last 4 years we have raised over $500,000 and provided more than 7,500 turkeys for holiday meals.

This year, we invite you to Give Thanks. You can make a donation at check-out by adding a small amount to your total, or by donating an entire turkey. Donations can be made between now and Thanksgiving, and families will receive the turkey for their holiday festivities in December.

Want to know who you’re donating to? Here’s a list of this year’s recipients:

North Carolina

YMCA Healthy Living Pantry provides temporary food assistance, including fresh produce, lean proteins, whole grains and dairy to support healthy and sustainable living in the Asheville community.

Out of the Garden Project nourishes children’s bodies and minds by partnering with parents, teachers and the community to provide healthy meals to schools, families, and in food deserts through a mobile food pantry program.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is a regional distribution warehouse that collects food and grocery items and provides these items to local charities that assist people in need.

Ashe Outreach has a mission to eliminate food insecurity, by feeding more than 2,300 people every month with “food, fellowship and love”.

Western Wake Crisis Ministry provides a helping hand to more than 200 families every month facing temporary or long-term crisis.

Ada Jenkins Center supports the local community through education, health clinics, and a food pantry to build a healthier and more economically self-sufficient community for a better tomorrow.

South Carolina

Lowcountry Food Bank serving 10 coastal counties in South Carolina, Lowcountry distributes more than 24 million pounds of food each year in an effort to end hunger in the community.

DREAM #FeedtheVille this annual food drive provides holiday food to families in need in Summerville, SC.

Harvest Hope Food Bank gathers and distributes quality food, partnered with education, to more than 2 million individuals in 20 counties throughout South Carolina.

Pilgrims Inn provides support to families in need with emergency aim and ongoing support to achieved better stability and independence.

Georgia

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia with an aim to end hunger in Georgia, this food bank distributes 12 million pounds of food through more than 225 community organizations.

Golden Harvest Food Bank provides 14.2 million pounds of quality food and other grocery products to those in need, through direct service programs, food pantries, and community education.

Open Hand of Atlanta has been providing healthy meals, market baskets and nutritional supplements to individuals living with HIV/AIDS for more than 27 years, now feeding more than 1,000 individuals.

Tennessee

Fish Hospitality Pantries as an all-volunteer organization, Fish provides food packages to more than 8,000 families every month in four Knoxville locations, as well as an additional 2,000 families through associate locations in Claiborne County and Knox County.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Johnson City gathers and distributes quality food to 43,000 families every month, with more than 10 millions pounds of food distributed every year.

Chattanooga Area Food Bank supports this in need through a network of more than 300 partners, donating 11 million meals every year to people in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia in an effort to end hunger.

Alabama

Food Bank of East Alabama works to alleviate hunger through an efficient, coordinated system for collecting and distributing food, reducing food waste and increasing public awareness for hunger and food security issues in East Central Alabama.

Food Bank of North Alabama works to end hunger by offering hunger relief programs that immediately feed people in need, as well as address hunger’s root causes through local food initiatives that foster entrepreneurship and healthy food access.

Florida

America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend distributes over 6.5 million pounds of food annually to families in need in the 11-county region of the Big Bend.

Feeding Northeast Florida helps children, families, seniors and veterans in need put food on the table, with more than 12.5 millions meals provided each year in eight counties throughout Northeast Florida.

Bread of the Mighty Food Bank collects, sorts and distributes donated food and essentials to more than 150 non-profit agency partners who directly feed families in need.

RCS Food Bank for more than 40 years, RCS has worked to build a better community by providing assistance to families and individuals in need.

Ohio

Akron Canton Regional Food Bank gathers and distributes quality food to families in need throughout the region, including 1.7 million pounds of fresh produce every year.

Community Harvest Food Bank works to alleviate hunger by collecting and distributing 13 million pounds of food annually for more than 90,000 people in the region.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio and provides 47.8 million meals to people in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties.

Mid-Ohio Food Bank was established in 1980 to collect and distribute food to 650 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs and senior housing sites across central and eastern Ohio.

Indiana

GLEANERS operates five distribution centers to provide food to 535 partner soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and other agencies throughout southeastern Michigan, serving more than 34.5 million pounds of food every year.

Community Harvest Food Bank works to alleviate hunger by collecting and distributing 13 million pounds of food annually for more than 90,000 people in the region.

The Refuge works to provide a stable source of care for men, women and children in need.

Michigan

Loaves & Fishes was organized in 1982 to provide food assistance through a grocery pantry program, as well as meal support, senior commodity programs, agency food support, food packs for children, and other community programs.

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