During the 2021 college basketball season, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) is teaming up with the athletic departmentS at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and Duke University to deliver over 2,000 meals to those in need in the Triangle area.
This collaboration is an extension of Blue Cross NC’s meal delivery efforts to address food security throughout North Carolina. With help from its partners, Blue Cross NC has delivered over 16,000 meals to the people who need them the most.
On Feb. 15, UNC Athletics and Blue Cross NC will distribute meals during PORCH’s monthly fresh produce distribution. PORCH is a grassroots organization that feeds hundreds of at-risk families, collecting donations through monthly neighborhood food drives to nourish the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community.
MEAL DROP-OFF Details:
When: Monday, February 15th (3:45-6 pm)
Where: Homestead Aquatic Center
300 Aquatic Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
“Giving back to the community is something we value at Carolina—and we are so pleased to be able to support Blue Cross NC and PORCH to distribute meals,” said Bubba Cunningham, director of athletics at UNC. “Our longstanding partnership with Blue Cross NC gives us the opportunity to make a difference in our community, truly going above and beyond the playing field.”
To find out more about Blue Cross NC’s efforts to address the lack of food security in the Triangle and statewide, click here.