Food Drive

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When you support our food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank, every dollar you give provides 7 meals for someone in need right here in our community! 

For nearly 20 years, PTAA has held a summer food drive in support of Second Harvest Food Bank’s fight against childhood hunger in the summer months. Each year, our member apartment communities and supplier partners raise meals to provide to children in the Triad who may not have enough to eat when school is out and they don’t have regular access to breakfast and lunch at school. 

We raise meals by providing collection boxes for member communities and supplier partners to collect onsite, and now, more than ever, we encourage financial contributions through this online giving site.

In the multifamily industry we see firsthand the effect that hardship brought on by the pandemic continues to have on local families. Supply chain issues continue to pose challenges for our food bank and others across the nation. That said, strong community support continues to allow Second Harvest to work well in advance to obtain food resources for our community.
As we strive to do the most good we can, PTAA once again encourages all of our members to join together to raise as many meals as possible to help Second Harvest Food Bank’s vital services, this summer and throughout the year. Our members have a friendly competition to see who can raise the most meals to fight hunger in the Triad. Our goal is to raise at least 500,000 meals by the end of the year.

Every dollar raised on this page goes directly to Second Harvest Food Bank, who will use each dollar to provide seven meals through food boxes and backpacks as well as prepared community meals for families, children and seniors, and a multitude of other programs designed to combat food insecurity and meet the nutritional needs of Triad families. We hope you'll join our efforts by making a tax deductible donation to this important cause. 

Our sincerest thanks to everyone who has made a gift so far! Even though the Summer Match has ended, our eyes are on the goal to reach 500,000 meals by the end of the summer. Every dollar donated will provide SEVEN meals to a family here in the Triad. 

 

Thanks to the 2022 Food Drive Sponsors!

Faq:

Q: Why is the focus on financial donations?
A: While one can of food can provide a healthy meal, Second Harvest Food Bank is able to source enough nutritious food to provide SEVEN healthy meals with just ONE DOLLAR. Financial donations are reaching more familes and reaching them faster when we donate right now.

Q: Can we still collect food?
A: We place much of our focus on raising funds, but our members are certainly encouraging collecting nonperishable food items. To join this effort, please register and we'll reach out. Collection boxes for registered participants will be available for pickup only at the PTAA office. When your box is full, send us an email with your total number of items collected and contact the food bank (336.584.5770) to arrange box pickup. 

Q: What about Fill the Stands with Cans?
A: Fill the Stands With Cans is back! We have events planned with the Greensboro Grasshoppers and Winston-Salem Dash late summer. Stay tuned for details and please register if you'd like to volunteer.

Q: What about the competition?
A: The Clyde Fitzgerald Owner's Trophy returns for 2022! Each participating owner/operator member will be supporting their Triad properties as they strive to raise the most meals by collecting canned food items and encouraging online donations. When you donate, you have the option to donate to our general drive, or you can click "Change Recipient" to choose to direct your donations toward the efforts of one of our participating members. You also have the option to enter an apartment community name when you donate, so we can track the progress of our members.