Zebulon-based food distributor US Foods has signed on as a sponsor for the Heart of Carolina food drive, an effort to raise food and funds for families in 34 counties in eastern North Carolina who are food insecure and lack access to an adequet supply of nutritious foods.
The company has reached out to its vendors, other business partners and customers to get them involved. And the general public will have a chance this week to support the effort.
On Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the company will be accepting donations in the company’s visitors parking lot at 1500 NC. 39, in Zebulon, just past Five County Stadium. The company hopes to fill a tractor-trailer with food to be donated.
Organizers are asking for donations of canned goods, cereals, paper products, pastas and rice and hygiene items.