Hurricane Food and Essentials Collection Drive: Oct 24 - 26

UNC Medical Center will be collecting items for those affected by Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael Oct. 24-26. Due to inclement weather, our on-site Food & Essentials Drive for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC will now move inside to the concourse between the Neurosciences and Cancer Hospital lobbies Friday, Oct. 26.

A tractor trailer will be located in front of the N.C. Women’s Hospital to collect food and essential items for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC. The attached flier outlines the most needed items. You can also help through the virtual online drive at: http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/TR/Events/VFDTeamraisers?px=1397749&pg=personal&fr_id=1122

All off-campus are welcome to collect items and deliver them to the Women’s Hospital during this time.

Volunteers are needed to help staff the collection site during the following times.

Oct. 24-25:

  • 6 - 9 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
  • 5 - 8 p.m.

Oct. 26:

  • 6 - 9 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Anyone interested in volunteering at the Medical Center may sign up here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xCVPNUREdRhc40MRghWJL3ilLQPPSsKIgJXABLbMFg8/edit?usp=sharing. If you have questions about volunteering at the Medical Center, please contact Tom Maltais at tom.maltais@unchealth.unc.edu.

UNC REX Healthcare will also be hosting a collection drive during this time in their Macon Pond Road Lot, across from the Emergency Department. Anyone interested in volunteering at REX may sign up here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17DZnmF_7BtvTvoZcmklefZ6Xk2rKdFvTnNxPO0serQM/edit. If you have questions about volunteering at REX, please contact Kerry Grace Heckle at Kerry.Heckle@unchealth.unc.edu.