Wayne County Filled the Theatre

Wayne County Filled the Theatre

Wayne County, NC – United Way of Wayne County’s Fill the Theatre Food Drive ended with a
roaring success! Our community came out in full force to help support Wayne Uplift Domestic
Violence Shelter, Wayne Pregnancy Center, 4Day Movement, Hydrant Church Food Pantry,
Manna House/Pete Norris Ministries, HGDC Crisis Center, Make a Difference Food Pantry, and
Community Soup Kitchen. This year, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. received a portion of the
donations to support the Childhood Hunger Initiative program to provide 30 meals per week to
Eastern Wayne Middle School. Childhood Hunger Initiative Power Pack (CHIPP™)
provides weekend and holiday meals for children within local communities.

“At United Way of Wayne County, we believe that a connected community is a strong
community,” said Executive Director Sherry Archibald. “We are happy to be the bridge that
brings people and resources together and ensure that the community’s needs are met with

Several businesses, nonprofits, churches, schools, and individuals from around the county
collected non-perishable food items, personal hygiene items, and baby diapers as well as
issued cash or checks and brought their donations out to the Paramount Theatre. This year, the
Wayne County government played a bigger part in supporting the food drive with not only
canned items donated but also fresh produce that was distributed prior to local pantries prior to
the event.

United Way of Wayne County wishes to thank the following for their donations: AccuCopy, All
Ways Caring Homecare, Bridging the Divides, Crawford-Henderson Insurance, Curtis Media
Group, Debbie Wade, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Downtown Pharmacy, Eastern Wayne
FFA, Golden Agers Club of Goldsboro, Goldsboro Rotary Club, Goldsboro Pediatric/Dave
Tayloe, Graham Household, Grundmeier Household, Habitat Goldsboro-Wayne, Johnson
Household, Kappa Epsilon Psi Military Sorority, Kiwanis Club of Goldsboro, Mac Impulse, LLC,
North Carolina Community Federal Credit Union, Partnership for Children, RHA Health
Services-Magnolia Place, Rosewood Middle School, Sentry Insurance, Sigma Tau Sigma
Sorority, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base-4 LRS, Smoke Land, Inc. Southern Bank, Town &
Country ECA Club, Wade Household, Wayne County Register of Deeds, Clerk of Court, Wayne
County Sheriff’s Office, Wayne County employees, Wayne Country Day/the Ficklings, Williams
Household, Williford Household, Worrell Contracting, and all other residents who didn’t wish to
be identified.

Volunteers from local businesses, civic groups, and our military servicemembers generously
gave 95 hours of their time cumulatively over the two-day event. United Way of Wayne County
thanks these unsung heroes for serving our community.