Break the Hunger Food Drive

Break the Hunger Food Drive

Join News 13, Carolina Furniture Concepts, and Two Men & A Truck for Break the Hunger, our 6th annual food drive to help prevent food insecurity for local children during the summer break. Bring non-perishable food items to Carolina Furniture Concepts in Arden from 4:30am to 7 pm at 100 Airport Road & at the Waynesville location from 9:00am-5:00pm on Friday, June 8th.

We will be out there collecting canned goods, , rice, pasta, breakfast cereals, peanut butter & jelly and other non-perishables. We also take in other essential items like diapers, toothpaste, and toilet paper. Food insecurity increases during the summer months, as these students are no longer receiving free or reduced breakfast and/or lunch. An estimated 12,000 children are classified as food insecure in Buncombe County alone, in that they might not know where their next meal is coming from. Food boxes alone will not end child poverty, so monetary donations are also encouraged. Every dollar raised on site or online until midnight on Friday, June 8 will be matched by Carolina Furniture Concepts, which will double the impact of your monetary donation to Children First/CIS! Here is the link:

All funds/items donated at the Arden location will go to Children First/Communities in Schools in Buncombe County. They will distribute the food and items to children who normally get free or assisted lunch during the school year. Help us break the hunger for children who would otherwise be underfed during the summer months!

Drop-Off Locations

Carolina Furniture Concepts-Arden *Please note new store location*

100 Airport Road

Arden, NC 28704

Drop off times: 4:30am-7:00pm

Carolina Furniture Concepts-Waynesville

121 Eagles Nest Road

Waynesville, NC 28786

Drop off times: 9:00am-7:00pm

Helpful Grocery List


Dry beans


Peanut Butter




Tuna Fish

Macaroni & Cheese


Tomato Sauce/Pasta Sauce

Cooking Oil

Canned Vegetables/Fruits

Sugar/ Self-Rising Flour

Personal Care Items

Shampoo/ Conditioner

Laundry Soap

Dish Detergent (for handwashing, not dishwashers)

Deodorant (women and men)

Toilet paper

Diapers all sizes (Pull Ups & Size 4 are most popular request)

A huge thank you to our sponsors who we simply could not do this without: Carolina Furniture Concepts, Two Men & a Truck, and Children First/Communities in Schools!

Help us spread the word & help us break the hunger!

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