FeedNC Set To Hold Ribbon Cutting For New Land Purchase Thursday

Kimberly Johnson

MOORESVILLE, NC — Mooresville-based food pantry, FeedNC, is growing. The nonprofit is celebrating a new land purchase earmarked for its expansion in a socially distant ribbon cutting event Thursday.

“We are thrilled to announce FeedNC now owns land in Mooresville and what that responsibility will bring with it,” Lara Ingram, executive director of FeedNC said. “We have made the best use of our current space, but have known our time here was never permanent. The building and location has served us well, but it’s now time for us to expand to increase our reach in supporting those in need here in Mooresville and our region.”

The ribbon cutting event will take place Thursday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. at 2456 Charlotte Highway in Mooresville.

“To now own land brings the promise of a bigger physical space, increases options for expanded programming, and allows for FeedNC to reach a greater number of people who need support in more unique and progressive ways," Ingram said.

The new expansion will include space for classrooms, a garden, parking, in-house event space and a cafe, as well as amenities for those in need.

“I can’t tell you how needed this land and new space is. We have grown so much since the inception of Mooresville Soup Kitchen, now FeedNC, and especially in this last year since the pandemic hit," Ingram said. "The need for our services has increased 164% since the beginning of 2020 and we continue to offer nutrition, programming, and resources to our community.”

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This article originally appeared on the Mooresville Patch