“It’s just easier for someone to drop food off at the local department or hand a bag of food to a neighbor who is a firefighter in these times when social distancing is a priority for most citizens,” he said. Dawson said. “Several departments have done this in the past and brought quite a bit of food on the last day.”
Several agencies that benefit from the collection efforts are also providing food for backpacking programs in local schools. Even though schools have been closed for most of the school year, school staff have gone to great lengths to ensure that children who otherwise might go hungry still receive their backpacks full of food to take away. at home.
Some of the county donation drop-off points for non-perishable food and toiletries include:
Main Hall of Rockingham County Government Center, 371 NC Hwy. 65, Reidsville. Eden Public Library, 598 S. Pierce Street, Eden. -Madison-Mayodan Public Library, 611 Burton Street, Madison. -Reidsville Public Library, 204 W. Morehead Street, Reidsville. -Stoneville Public Library, 201 Main Street E., Stoneville. – Rockingham County Animal Shelter, 250 Cherokee Camp Rd., Wentworth. -Rockingham County Register of Deeds, 170 NC 65, Suite 150, Wentworth.-Rockingham County Board of Elections, 240 Cherokee Camp Rd., Wentworth.
Possible donations of non-perishable food may include:
Cereals, Pop Tarts, pancake mix, syrup, oatmeal, cream of wheat, jams and jellies, peanut butter.