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City of Fayetteville Celebrates "Fayetteville Food Security Awareness Month" With "Protein, Produce and Pennies" Food Drive, October 1 - November 1

09/27/2013

In recognition of October as Fayetteville Food Security Awareness Month, the City of Fayetteville, Feed Fayetteville, Fayetteville Farmers’ Market, and First Security Bank are partnering to do a city-wide food drive during the month of October.

Protein, Produce and Pennies is a City-wide food drive motivated to get healthy foods into hungry bellies.  The third annual PPP food drive will officially kick off on Saturday, October 5, with a CASH MOB at the Fayetteville farmers’ Market at 8:00 a.m.  Participants are asked to sign in at the Feed Fayetteville booth, where they will be entered into a raffle to win prizes.  Cash Mob participants are asked to bring $20 to spend at the market.  This will be followed by a Community Potluck Picnic at Wilson Park from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., with a Proclamation by Mayor Lioneld Jordan on behalf of the City of Fayetteville and music by Fork and Knife. 

Protein is one of the most efficient and long-lasting energy sources that the human body can utilize. The average person needs 6-8 ounces per day. We are accepting shelf stable proteins, such as canned tuna and chicken, beans, nuts, and nut butters. You may bring donations by City Hall, all Fayetteville Fire Stations, all First Security Fayetteville bank locations, the Fayetteville Public Library, and the Feed Fayetteville booth at the downtown Farmers’ Market during the entire month of October.

Fresh produce grown in your garden, purchased from the grocery store, or from the Farmers’ Market may be dropped off at the Feed Fayetteville booth at the Farmers’ Market on the Square on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

This fresh produce will be distributed to local community meal kitchens the afternoon it is donated.

Monetary donations may also be brought to the Feed Fayetteville booth at the Fayetteville Farmers' Market.  All proceeds will be donated to the Fayetteville Public School District’s Outback Pantry to facilitate nutritious ingredients for the Outback’s healthy holiday food baskets.

For more information about ways you can help fight hunger in Fayetteville, please go to www.feedfayetteville.org.

Together we can make an impact on hunger in our community!