Help Feed Hungry Kids During the Summer Break

HPCVB hosts food drive & Say Yes spotlight during Second Saturday event


Lots of children qualify for and depend on the school lunch program during the school year. During the long summer break, it can be difficult for these same families to keep their children well fed. That is why the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau (HPCVB) is hosting a food drive to benefit children when they are not in school. The event is part of the Second Saturday Series, spotlighting businesses or organizations in the High Point area. The food drive will be held July 9, beginning at 10 a.m.

As part of the event, Say Yes to Education of Guilford County will make a presentation from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Representatives will provide information on how parents can apply for scholarships. Say Yes to Education is a national nonprofit that organizes communities around the goals of every public school student graduating from high school — and then being able to attain, afford and complete a post-secondary education. The local coalition is devoted to helping all school children in Guilford County attend college. 

Businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate in the food drive by collecting non-perishable food items, and then donating them during the event. Open Door Ministries, West End Ministries and Helping Hands will also attend the event to accept donations, speak about their missions and explain how the donations will be distributed to families. 

Challenge your tweens and teens to collect non-perishable foods from family, friends and neighbors. Then head out to High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau on Saturday to drop off the food and enjoy the community event.

For more information on this event, please contact Kimberly Mozingo at or 336.884.5255.  

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