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Apple Corps Ambassador, Misty Coolidge – North Carolina

Apple Corps Ambassador Misty Coolidge’s next volunteer stop was the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina in early December of 2021.

Some fun facts about the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina:

  • Distributes over one million pounds of food every week
  • Serving nearly 600,000 food insecure people in 34 counties
  • 38% of the food they handle is fresh produce
  • 60% of the sweet potatoes in the USA come from North Carolina

If they were to stop taking in food today, their food bank would be empty in 10 days! That’s how fast they distribute pallets of food into their communities.

Misty’s passion for #CrushingHunger is strong, and whenever she can, she brings a friend or family member to volunteer. While in North Carolina, her friend Heather joined in on a morning of volunteering to help bag sweet potatoes. Together the team of two bagged 14,400 pounds of sweet potatoes. This poundage equals almost 12,000 meals.

“When signing up for a volunteer shift, we were given the option of working inside or outside in their exterior garden, which I thought was pretty cool! I had an awesome time and I look forward to returning!” stated Misty.

If you’re interested in following Misty’s journey, you can find her on Facebook @MrsUSA2021 or follow along by visiting the Ambassador tag in the Latest News section of Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine’s website,