Netwon, NC – Each August, you can make a difference for kids and families in the area by participating in the Parade of Cans food drive to benefit The Corner Table.

GKN Automotive employees claim the “canned” trophy for the 2019 food drive.

Parade of Cans is an annual food drive to benefit The Corner Table Soup Kitchen during the month of August to collect non-perishable items during their busiest feeding season. During the summer months at The Corner Table, guests increase and the donation of non-perishable items slows down. This August will mark the 5th year of the food drive competition and a few changes are taking place. The 5th annual Parade of Cans will be presented by the Greater Hickory Jaycees and will also benefit The Corner Table’s newest program, the Backpack Program of Catawba County. The Backpack Program provides children in our local school systems with weekend food bags. This year, The Corner Table and its programs have already dealt with adversity as they navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic. Fundraisers have been canceled, yet the number of individuals they are serving through their meal programs are increasing. Parade of Cans is a great opportunity to replenish the soup kitchens stockroom and the Backpack Program’s warehouse. Your support will allow The Corner Table to continue meeting the needs of hungry individuals in our community through various food programs.

FOODS MOST NEEDED

SOUP KITCHEN: Canned Potatoes (sliced, diced or whole) | Sauerkraut | Carrots (sliced) | Lime Beans | Tomato Sauce |Greens (turnips or collard) | Sweet Peas | Rotel Green Chilis & Tomatoes | Mayonnaise | Mustard |Vienna Sausages or Potted Meat | Pasta (egg noodles, rotini, penne, elbow) | Stove Top Stuffing |Dry Beans (great northern, black eyed peas) | Mayonnaise Packets | Mustard Packets | Ketchup Packets |Pickles (dill spears, dill chips, dill cubes, sweet cubes) | Barbecue Sauce

BACKPACK PROGRAM:
Macaroni and Cheese (boxed or Easy Mac) | Microwave Meals (unrefrigerated) |Pop Top Canned Meals(such as Chef Boyardee) | Canned Meat (tuna or chicken) |Peanut Butter (plastic containers only) |Jelly (plastic containers only) |Canned Pasta | Rice (1lb bags or less) | Cereal (small boxes) | Poptarts |Oatmeal (in packet form) | Grits (in packet form) | Pudding Cups (unrefrigerated)| Kid Friendly Snacks(granola bars, fruit snacks, goldfish, popcorn, etc.)

Where Can I Drop Off My Donation(s)?
In the past most organizations have chosen to collect food the entire month of August and then prefer to schedule a time to either drop off donations and/or have The Corner Table pick up donations the first week of September. However, if you need to drop off donations during the month of August,you can do so at The Corner Table located at122 North Main Street; Newton, NC 28658.

Ethan Allen loading donations in 2019.

When Can I Drop Off My Donation(s)?
We encourage you to call The Corner Table at 828-464-0355 to schedule a time to drop off and/or pick-up donations. The Corner Table staff is in the office Monday-Friday(8AM-1PM).

QUESTIONS? Visit us at www.thecornertable.org to download the complete 2020 Information Packet and Participation Form. You can also call our office at 828-464-0355 or email info@thecornertable.org. Thank you for supporting our mission to feed the hungry in Catawba county.