Help prevent Yancey County children from going hungry during this coronavirus crisis.
Many young people in Yancey County are food insecure and have trouble finding filling and healthy meals outside of school. With schools closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, these students don’t have guaranteed access to healthy, warm meals every day.
This is a critical time for our town and our country, and we all need to work together to get through it safely and successfully. That’s why the Beverly-Hanks Burnsville office, 369 West US 19-E, Burnsville, is now collecting non-perishable food items for Feed-a-Child Yancey from 9:00AM–5:00PM, Monday–Friday. Bring a couple items or a whole armload!
Help us fill this trailer with non-perishable food items so that Feed-a-Child Yancey has the supplies needed to serve our community.
Suggested Foods to Donate to Feed-a-Child Yancey:
- Microwave popcorn.
- Microwave instant oatmeal.
- Microwave mac and cheese.
- Ramen noodles.
- Jell-O, pudding cups.
- Fruit, applesauce cups.
- Granola bars, oatmeal fruit bars, power bars.
- Individual cereals.
- Chips, pretzels, corn chips, Cheez-Its.
- Small tuna or chicken and cracker packages.
- Trail mix, peanuts, mixed nuts (teachers and guidance counselors have predetermined any allergies).
- Peanut butter or cheese crackers.
- Individual tubs of peanut butter.
- Small boxes of raisins.
- Individual juices (pouches, juice boxes, etc.; preferably 100% juice).
Remember: Yancey County Schools has a “zero tolerance” policy on expiration dates. Be sure that everything donated will not expire for at least 4–6 weeks. This may impact some purchases from outlet/discontinued merchandise stores.
About Feed-a-Child Yancey
Feed-a-Child Yancey was founded in the fall of 2007. This dedicated, local nonprofit collects and distributes food through our schools based on the recommendations of school nurses, counselors, principals, and teachers. When they began, they fed 50 kids per week. They now serve nearly 400 students per week and have distributed more than 175,000 pounds of food since their inception.
For more information about Feed-a-Child Yancey, visit feedachildyc.org.