Greensboro, N.C. – The Salvation Army is working with Smith Moore Leatherwood's Meals on Heels program to accept canned good donations at the Greensboro Grasshoppers game on Thursday, July 31 at NewBridge Bank Park.
Donations will be accepted between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at a table located outside the ball park's Plaza Entrance. The Salvation Army accepts any non-perishable food items, but especially needed items are: canned beef or chicken, rice, sugar, flour and shelf milk.
Meals on Heels is a program that brings Smith Moore Leatherwood women attorneys and Triad business women together for events that aid the hungry. Dozens of Smith Moore Leatherwood attorneys, staff and family members have participated in events benefitting other local organizations since 2013, including BackPack Beginnings, the Women's Resource Center of Greensboro and Peacehaven Farm.
"We invite all members of the Triad community to bring your food donations by our table on July 31, even if you aren't coming to the ball game," says Lisa Frye Garrison, a partner at Smith Moore Leatherwood and a leader of the firm's Meals on Heels program.
"Summer is a time when the Salvation Army's food pantries are particularly low and donations are most needed," says Mona O'Bryant, a partner at Smith Moore Leatherwood, Meals on Heels leader and past chair of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army of Greensboro.
Many families in the Greensboro area find they have insufficient resources to feed children who are out of school for the summer. For many children, there is no meal program to replace those they receive at school. While more meals are needed during the summer months, the Salvation Army's resources are not as strong in the face of lower summer donations. If your company, civic club or church is looking for a summer volunteer project, please consider hosting a food drive benefitting the Salvation Army. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.SalvationArmyofGreensboro.org.
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