WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The Good Shepherd Center in Wilmington provided 400 food and 400 non-food boxes to families who are in need in the community Thursday. This donation is part of the center's Feed the Children effort.
According to a press release, families received tickets throughout the week to participate in this event. More than 400 people with families are expected to pick up their boxes around 2:00 Thursday afternoon.
"Good Shepherd is honored to partner with Feed the Children in order to expand our mission of feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, and fostering transition to housing" said Katrina Knight, Executive Director. "No family in this community should ever go hungry, and we are thrilled to help ensure that parents are able to provide food to their children."
Feed the Children is one of the largest international charities based in the U.S. and was founded in 1979. Its mission is to provide hope and resources for those without life's essentials.
Good Shepherd has many events planned in the coming year in celebration of its 30th anniversary, including its 10th Annual Golf Tournament at Landfall on April 8, a Garden Party at the Blockade Runner on May 19, the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Cape Fear National on October 7, and a formal Fall Gala (date to be determined). "It's going to be a great year," said Knight.
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