Residents of Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement
Community raised $25,711.00 and donated 1,435 non-perishable food items for
Winston-Salem based Crisis Control Ministries.
For the third year in a row, the Arbor Acres Resident Council
designated March as Hunger Awareness Month. Events included a friendly food
drive competition between neighborhoods and apartment buildings within Arbor
Acres, a collection of monetary donations, and a “Restaurant Crawl” in which
residents paid to sample specialty dishes from numerous area
The “Take a Bite Out of Hunger” campaign was chaired
by Arbor Acres resident Dr. Charles Duckett. “It took a lot of effort, but
there’s a lot of generosity and we are grateful for that generosity from both
our residents and our friends outside Arbor Acres,” said Dr. Duckett.
Crisis Control Ministries estimates more than 4,000
people will benefit from the donations. The money raised equates to
about half of Crisis Control’s annual food pantry budget which is used to
purchase perishable items like chicken, milk, eggs and cheese.
Corey Miller, Crisis Control Director of Philanthropy,
said “Crisis Control is thrilled with the amazing generosity of Arbor Acres
residents. We are truly grateful for the support.”