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United Way's Annual Meal Packing Event




Get ready for the upcoming annual Meal Packing Event! Last year, an impressive team of over 300 volunteers packed 70,000 meals in just two hours, surpassing our goal of 60,000 meals. All meals were donated to Fayetteville Urban Ministry and Catholic Charities.

This year, the United Way of Cumberland County aims to pack 70,000 meal packets, and we need your support once again!

The meals packed during the event will be distributed to several local non-profits, including:

While many of us are fortunate to know where our next meal is coming from, it's important to recognize that many in our community are not as lucky. On August 22nd, let's use our lunch hour to help those in need. Together, we can make a significant impact and provide much-needed assistance to our neighbors.

We are pleased to announce that we will be accepting food donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank's Children's Backpack Program, which supports children in need within the Cumberland County School District. We encourage everyone to bring their donations to the Crown during our Meal Packing event. For more information, please click the links below.

Learn more about the Second Harvest Food Bank's Children's Backpack Program.

Click here to see the donation Wish List.

If you're unable to attend the event, you can still make a difference by donating to support the cause. Your contributions will help us reach our goal and provide vital resources to those in need.

Click here to donate.

The United Way campaign is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Cumberland County. This year, we are excited to launch the campaign by uniting community leaders and CEOs under the powerful theme of "Creating a Culture of Care." This theme embodies our commitment to fostering positive change and compassion in our community. Join us in making a tangible difference and showing that together, we can build a supportive and caring environment for all.

Click here to learn about the Volunteer Opportunities. Please sign-up below.

We can’t wait to see you! If you have additional questions, contact Ashlee Pearson at (910) 483-1179 ext. 225 or


Event Details

  • Date: August 22, 2024 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: Crown Expo Center, 1960 Coliseum Dr., Fayetteville, NC 28306


Awards and Recognition:

  • Best Team T-Shirt Award: Show off your team spirit and creativity with the chance to win the Best Team T-Shirt Award. Get ready to impress!
  • Most Meals Packed Award: Put your packing skills to the test for a chance to win the Most Meals Packed Award.
  • Meal Packing Challenge Awards: Teams that raise the most funds for the Meal Packing Challenge will be recognized with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards.


Meal Packing Challenge: The Meal Packing Challenge is a peer-to-peer fundraising competition aimed at raising funds to provide nutritious meals for individuals and families in need in Cumberland County. As a participant in the event, you have the opportunity to make a real difference and help those in our community who are facing food insecurity.


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