N.C. A&T Family Set to Grant Holiday Wishes to Local Foster
Tiffany S. Jones
GREENSBORO, N.C. (Nov. 20, 2018) – To kick off the traditional
season of giving, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State
University faculty, staff and students will unite to grant holiday
wishes of more than 200 foster children during the second annual
“Winter Wishes in Aggieland.”
The Aggie family will gather with representatives from the Guilford
County Department of Health and Human Services at the Deese Clock
Tower in the center of campus at 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, to
collect holiday gifts.
“Winter Wishes is all about our university doing its little part to
ensure that these children, who are in foster care through no fault
of their own, are able to have a little holiday cheer,” said Ray
Trapp, director of external affairs at N.C. A&T.
Gift drop-offs begin at 3 p.m., Monday. As shuttle buses are loaded,
the Aggie family will receive giveaways, holiday treats and
performances by the Aggie Cheerleaders, the award-winning North
Carolina A&T Fellowship Gospel Choir and the Blue and Gold Marching
As a land-grant institution, A&T remains committed to continuing its
heritage and history of service and civic and community engagement.
|NCCU Athletics Staff Members Box
More Than 17,000 Meals
Instead of hosting a department holiday staff gathering,
North Carolina Central University Director of Athletics
Dr. Ingrid Wicker McCree invited staff members to come
together for a community service project at the Food
Bank of Greater Central & Eastern North Carolina in
On Friday morning (Dec. 21), NCCU Athletics Department
staff members teamed up to build 856 boxes of food,
equating to more than 17,000 meals for the Commodity
Supplemental Food Program.
“This was a great opportunity for our staff to lead by
example and make sure our community knows we stand
committed to helping others,” said McCree. “It was also
a way to continue building a culture of giving and
another opportunity to participate in a team-building
activity with our coaches, staff and student-athletes.”
During the 2017-18 season, NCCU student-athletes
completed more than 6,000 hours of community service.
About the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
The mission of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North
Carolina is: No One Goes Hungry in Central & Eastern
Established in 1980, the Food Bank is a nonprofit
organization that has provided food for people at risk
of hunger in 34 counties for over 35 years. The Food
Bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies
such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and
programs for children and adults through distribution
centers in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the
Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington.
Sadly, food insecurity remains a serious problem in
central and eastern North Carolina. In these counties,
more than 600,000 people struggle to access nutritious
and adequate amounts of food necessary for a healthy
To donate, volunteer or learn more about the Food Bank
of Central & Eastern North Carolina, visit
East Greensboro, N.C. (Sept.
25,2018) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State
University has joined forces with Food Lion Feeds and North Carolina
Campus Compact for a “Collegiate Challenge” to address hunger and
food insecurity in the local East Greensboro community and
throughout the state.
are excited to partner with NC Campus Compact and these 18 campuses
that are already doing so much around food insecurity,” said Pat
Taft, Community Relations Manager for Food Lion.
“We want to encourage the great
work these students are already
doing and by supporting their efforts we can broaden the reach of
our hunger relief efforts in the towns and cities we
Food Lion, based in Salisbury,
N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,000 stores in 10 southeastern and
mid- states and employs more than 63,000 associates. By leveraging
its long-standing heritage of low prices and convenient locations,
Food Lion is working to own the easiest full shop grocery experience
in the southeast, anchored by a strong commitment to affordability,
freshness and the communities it serves. Through Food Lion Feeds,
the company has committed to provide 500 million meals to
individuals and families in need by the end of 2020. Food Lion is a
company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based
Royal Ahold Delhaize Group.