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FeedNC to Host Food Stamp Community Meeting on Monday: Details

MOORESVILLE, NC — Mooresville-based food pantry FeedNC is hosting a community meeting Monday night to help those in need connect to food and nutrition resources, it said Friday.

The Community Connections event is part of a program to help bridge the gap between families in need and the community resources available to help them, FeedNC said.

The coronavirus pandemic has deeply affected hunger in Iredell County and many other communities across the country.

Before the pandemic, about 12% of Iredell County residents were considered food insecure, according to Feeding America, the nation’s largest network of food banks and food pantries. The continued economic fallout from the coronavirus has swelled that number to nearly 14% who are on the brink of hunger.

Says FeedNC: “Join us to meet with a representative from the Iredell County Department of Social Services to learn more about food and nutrition benefits (food stamps), eligibility criteria, and how to apply!”

The event will take place on Monday, August 16 from 6 to 7 p.m. at FeedNC, located at 275 South Broad Street in Mooresville.

The reunion is part of a series the pantry is hosting with a vital community partner. “During these meetings, our guests will be able to meet with a representative of the organization to discuss how they can connect to the services,” FeedNC said. “In addition, FeedNC will continue to provide resources to any guests in need.

Clients can also request a one-on-one meeting with a FeedNC program staff member by emailing Brittany Holbert, Program Director at
[email protected]

Registration for the August 16 program can be found here. More information on FeedNC’s Community Connections program can be found here.

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Patch has partnered with Feeding America to help raise awareness on behalf of the millions of Americans facing hunger. Feeding America, which supports 200 food banks across the country, estimates that by 2021 more than 42 million Americans will not have enough nutritious food to eat due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This is a Social Good Patch project; Feeding America receives 100% of donations.* Find out how you can donate in your community or find a pantry near you.