Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina (Triad Goodwill) reports that it collected 1,382 pounds of non-perishable food in the month of June. This announcement comes during a time when many families in the region struggle with economic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Many people who live far away from local food banks might not be aware that they can take their food donations to our stores,” says Celeste MacMurdo, executive vice president of operations at Triad Goodwill. “This service makes it convenient for individuals who would like to do something good for their community.”
Triad Goodwill collects non-perishable food items in all 23 of its donation centers located in Guilford, Alamance, Randolph, Rockingham and Caswell counties.
The food donations collected in June were sent to Greensboro Urban Ministry as part of #GoodwillGivesBack, an initiative to build up other locally operated nonprofit organizations through strategic partnerships and giving.
In the past, Triad Goodwill has also routed food donations to other locally operated organizations, including Second Harvest Food Bank.
Triad Goodwill offers the following guidelines for individuals who would like to donate food at any of their retail stores and donation centers:
- All packages need to be in good condition.
- Avoid donating items with dented boxes or opened packages.
- Separate food donations from other donations so that food is not damaged by getting mixed in with clothing, housewares and other items that people donate.
Triad Goodwill’s donation centers are currently open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Visit Triad Goodwill’s website for a complete list of donation center locations.