Wilson County, NC Libraries Accepting Food Donations through Nov. 30

Just Food initiative 2020 flyer. Source: Wilson County Public Library
Just Food initiative 2020 flyer. Source: Wilson County Public Library

“Overdue fines are a thing of the past at Wilson County Public Library, but our community still needs food.”

All locations of the Wilson County Public Library (WCPL) system will be accepting food donations now through November 30, 2020.  Donations of non-perishable food items may be dropped off at any of the county libraries. Food collected via this Just Food initiative will be donated to Hope Station for distribution to local families in need.

With the holidays coming up, and income for many disrupted by the pandemic and associated closures, donations are needed to meet the need. In prior years, the Wilson County Public Library has gathered food donations via its “Food For Fines” program, allowing patrons who owe fines to the library to substitute non-perishables.

Non-perishables are foods in boxes, bags, jars, or cans that may be shelved, not requiring refrigeration/freezing. See a partial list of “Shelf-stable products” here.

Drop off Just Food donations at these WCPL locations:

  • Main Library: 249 Nash Street N, Wilson, NC
  • Black Creek Branch Library: 103 Central Avenue, Black Creek, NC
  • East Branch Library: 6000-C Ward Blvd, Wilson, NC
  • Elm City Branch Library: 114 N Railroad Street, Elm City, NC
  • Lucama Branch Library: 103 W Spring Street, Lucama, NC
  • Stantonsburg Branch Library: 114 S Main Street, Stantonsburg, NC

For library hours, visit www.wilsoncountypubliclibrary.org.

Hope Station, located at 309 Goldsboro Street E, Wilson, NC, operates as a nonprofit organization under Wilson County Interfaith Services, Inc.  Visit hopestation-wilson.org for more information including food distribution and monetary donations.

With questions about the Just Food initiative, contact Amanda Gardner, Assistant Library Director, at 252.237.5355 x.5072.

 

Source: Wilson County Public Library

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