Neighbors Feeding Neighbors

by | Dec 17, 2021 | Events, Online Exclusives

Share the Table’s Reverse Advent Calendar invites daily giving.

Advent calendars are everywhere these days offering treats from traditional pieces of chocolate to cheese, wine, beer and even little bits for cats and dogs. Many of us enjoy opening the calendar door to see a surprise as we count down to Christmas.

Share the Table, the local food pantry, asks that you join their reverse advent calendar and give a gift of food each day instead of receiving a treat.

Reverse Advent Calendar NC

“This is a fun thing for families, kids, anyone, really, and we’ve been doing it for four years,” says Dawn Ellis, executive director of Share the Table. “The community really supports this project. We appreciate that.”

Suggested donations range from canned sweet potatoes to cereal to rice and other pantry foods.

Share the Table is a faith-based community food ministry supported by seven local churches, civic groups, local businesses and individuals within Pender and Onslow counties.

Can you help?
Food donation can be dropped at the Share the Table warehouse
12395 N.C. Highway 50 between Surf City and Holly Ridge
on December 24 from 9 to 11 am.

For information on Reverse Advent see

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Kate Carey

Kate Carey

A former Ohioan and Buckeyes football fan, Kate M Carey has her toes firmly placed in the sands of Topsail Island. Kate writes fiction about people and the strange things they do for love and essays on the politics of everyday life. Her work has appeared in Noctua, Indiana Voice, The Tishman Review, Panoply, Camel City Digest, Savannah Writers Anthology, and County Line Journal. A guest columnist for Women AdvaNCe, she and her husband, an Episcopal priest, moved to North Carolina in 2015 and have adult children living in Ohio and Florida.