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NFCC needs its food pantry to stay at least this full every day. Photo Credit: Yun Mi Yi/Alpharetta Patch

NFCC needs its food pantry to stay at least this full every day. Photo Credit: Yun Mi Yi/Alpharetta Patch

The third annual Windward Food Drive supporting North Fulton Community Charities is scheduled for this Saturday, September 8.

The organizers of the drive say every September food supplies at the NFCC food pantry run dangerously low, as donations during the summer months run well below average.

Food donated by Windward for the past two years – more than 4.5 tons of it – has provided a boost to their inventories. On an average day, NFCC distributes food to 175-200 families.

NFCC is the primary charity providing this kind of aid to those in need in North Fulton.

Windward Food Drive

  • Saturday, Sept. 8
  • 9 a.m.-noon
  • Boat Launch parking lot (across from the sports park)

North Fulton Community Charities is the primary charity that distributes food to 175-200 families in need in North Fulton.North Fulton Community Charities has an immediate need for the following items (listed in order of greatest need)  No glass jars if possible.

– Canned meat (tuna, chicken, etc.)
– Canned beans (black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, northern beans – any beans other than green beans)
– Peanut butter (no glass containers)
– Canned fruit (peaches, pears, fruit cocktail, etc.)
– Plain rice (1lb bags)
– Ramen Noodles
– Pasta sauce (no glass containers)
– Diapers (sizes 4, 5 and 6)
– Canned soup (not cream based – e.g. chicken noodle, vegetable beef, tomato, etc.)
– Jelly (no glass containers)
– Boxed (mashed) potatoes
– Canned peas
– Canned vegetables (e.g. carrots, potatoes, mixed vegetables, etc.)
– Dry Beans (1lb. bags) – all types
– Cereal
– Macaroni & Cheese
– Seasoned rice
– Cooking oil
– Meals in a can (ravioli, beef stew, etc)
– Boxed items (hamburger helper, seasoned pasta)
– Baby formula and food
– Paper products (toilet paper, Kleenex & paper towels)
– Toiletries
– Baking goods (cake mixes, flour, sugar, etc.)
– Pasta (plain)

For information, visit the Windward Food Drive website.

Source: Alpharetta Patch

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A tent in the orchestra section of Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre creates a perfect scene for the silent and live auctions for the 2011 Sham Rockin' for a Cure.

I attended this event at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater and it was super fun, and a great cause!

Hundreds of people filled the stage and orchestra seating area of Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Saturday, all there for the ShamRockin’ for a Cure fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis.

Mary and Chris Guiney of Alpharetta founded ShamRockin’ for a Cure to help their friends, Pam and Jon Baker. They found out both of the Bakers’ children had CF. They watched their friends battle the disease for several years.

Receiving a breathing treatment while battling cystic fibrosis.

The party fundraiser was their way to help some friends.

Silent and live auctions and ticket purchases were the means to raise a stated goal of $60,000, but on Saturday night, that goal was set at $100,000. Live auction items included a trip to the Emmy Awrds, a custom kitchen, bathroom or bar remodel, a personal room design with HGTV star Vern Yip, a 2011 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Deluxe motorcycle and a trip to the American Idol finale.

Food and drink were donated, with corporate, business and private sponsorships heping the cause.

For more information on ShamRockin’ for a Cure or to donate, please click on their web site: http://shamrockinforacure.com/

Please click here for the entire article on Sham Rockin’ for a Cure and more pictures from the Alpharetta Patch.

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