NourishNC’s “Little Red Wagon” Program is a neighborhood food collection network designed to collect and distribute food to hungry kids in our community. The program is a simple, fun, and easy way to build healthy kids and strong communities.
Five times a year Neighborhood Coordinators walk, drive, bike, rollerblade, skip, and whistle through the neighborhoods collecting nonperishable donations left on porches. The donated goods are then brought to NourishNC to be used in their Backpack, Break Box, and Pantry programs for children.
The “Little Red Wagon” Program is so simple…street by street, one porch at a time, we can build happy and healthy kids right here where we work, live, and play.
How It Works
Become a Neighborhood Coordinator. It just a few easy steps you can fight hunger.
1) Attend our next Little Red Wagon training on January 22nd from 5:30-6:15 here at the NNC warehouse (601 Greenfield St). Sign up here.
2) Identify your neighborhood: A “neighborhood” can be whatever you want it to be: a few houses, a street, an entire neighborhood, a business, a dorm, an office park, or a church. It’s totally up to you.
3) Get the word out: Use these Street Sheets and street signs to let people know about the program, what we need, and when you will pick it up. Please be respectful of folks who wish not to participate.
4) Pick it up and drop it off: Get your family and friends together and pick up the food. Some folks use cars others use little red wagons-whatever works for you. Then bring it to a designated drop off point at the scheduled time. BOOM! You just fed a bunch of kids.
Email email@example.com with questions or to get started right away. Read this Little Red Wagon Primer first.