How can 44 cents feed the hungry? When shoppers round up 635,392 times!
In 2018, Weaver Street shoppers rounded up 635,392 times to raise $281,708—that’s an average round up of 44 cents. 100% of the round up funds are used to purchase healthy food, predominantly fresh produce, dairy, and eggs.
This year’s Round Up dollars provided food for kids and families served by these local non-profits:
$76,758 More than 200 low-income families served by PORCH Chapel Hill-Carrboro and PORCH Hillsborough received 40-pound boxes of fresh produce. These families participate in the “Food for Families” programs.
$58,088 432 food-insecure families from six schools in the Orange County Schools district received boxes of fresh produce, non-perishable foods, milk, cheese, butter, and eggs for the school breaks when the kids do not have access to free school meals.
$79,892 484 kids in TABLE’s Summer Backpack program received bags of kid-friendly foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables for the 10 weeks of summer break. TABLE is piloting an expansion program in the Orange County Schools early in 2019.
$24,102 More than 7,000 individuals being served by the food pantry at Orange Congregations in Mission in Hillsborough were offered fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, butter, and eggs as part of their food donation.
For 2018, the Carrboro store rounds up reached $130,200; Hillsborough, $103,400; and Southern Village, $51,900.
Thank you for rounding up, Weaver Street Market shoppers!