Neighbors Helping Neighbors
During the month of February, we would like to invite you to join us in showing love for our community. The Village of Clemmons will be partnering with the entire community to raise awareness and collect donations for the Clemmons Food Pantry.
This is an event where everyone can participate. And we invite you to share your story with us!
Keep up to date on special events, local collection places, and other businesses/organizations participating in Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
Ideas for Collection
Bumper Crop Program
Several churches participate in a “Bumper Crop” program. Designate a day to have volunteers place a grocery bag with an instruction sheet to be placed under the wiper blade of all vehicles in the parking lot. Participants will fill the bag with food, bring it back to church on the designated day, and leave the bag by your car’s bumper. The bags will be harvested during services.
“Soup”er Bowl Food Drive
Collect enough cans of soup to fill a football field (or modified one). Have fun with it. Wear team jerseys, track progress on the yard lines, etc. Just make sure to score a touchdown!
“Can” the Principal or Your Boss Food Drive
Can you bring enough food to fill an entire office? What company/school can do it first? Force that principal or boss to work in the hallway for the remainder of the food drive.
Select a day, week, or meal to give back a percentage of proceeds to the Food Pantry.
Homeowners Association (HOA)
Coordinate a food drive with pickup - perhaps a friendly competition between subdivisions.
There are certain items that the Food Pantry is always in need. Some preschools and daycares have been successful with coordinating a collection for baby food (in plastic containers). Some gyms and wellness centers have focused on “Protein Power” - collecting cans of meat, beans, and peanut butter.
Several people have asked for donations in lieu or in addition to birthday, shower, wedding gifts. Consider collecting baby food (in plastic containers) at an upcoming baby shower, kid-friendly food for birthday parties (breakfast bars, pop-top cans, etc.)
Did you know:
- $18 helps feed a family of two for 1 week
- $36 helps feed a family of two for 2 weeks
- $72 helps feed a family of three for 2 weeks
- $144 helps feed a family of four for 1 month
Donations can be made online through PayPal or by check.
There are several drop-offs for donated items located throughout the Village of Clemmons this month. Please see the list and hours below. If you would like to be added to the list as a drop-off location, please email us.
- Clemmons Food Pantry: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to Noon
- Village Hall: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.