Salem Anesthesia is teaming up with Dr. Mike Ignelzi and Lake Jeannette Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry to support their 4th annual food drive for Greensboro Urban Ministry (GUM). GUM distributes 1.2 million pounds of food per year to people in need. Over the past 3 years Lake Jeanette Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry has collected over 1750 pounds of food and this year our goal is to collect over 1000 pounds of food! 

Greensboro Urban Ministry strives to fill the gap between individual income and government benefits by providing emergency food assistance bags, which are distributed through our Emergency Assistance Program. These food assistance bags include fruits and vegetables, grains, and protein, to help ensure that those receiving assistance are eating balanced nutritious meals. By helping to ebb the pains of hunger, recipients are provided with some peace of mind and the fortitude necessary for individuals to focus on other areas of crisis in their lives. 

1 in 6 people in America face hunger

20.6% of households with children experience hunger in America

50.1 million Americans struggle to put food on the table daily

US national average of those experiencing hunger is 14.7%

NC state average of those experiencing hunger 17.1%

Each year more than 1.2 million pounds of food are distributed to Urban Ministry feeding programs and other non-profits that serve the hungry.