‘The Big Pop Up’ to aid up to 1,000 local families

Special to Iredell Free News

Local families struggling financially from the effects of the pandemic can get some relief by simply pulling up to Signal Hill Mall, popping their trunks and letting volunteers from I-CARE Inc. and other community volunteers do the rest.

On Thursday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers at The Big Pop Up will place household goods, family supplies and food items, among other products, in car trunks and on truck beds for as many as 1,000 families that are struggling to meet basic needs.

The Big Pop Up, sponsored by I-CARE Inc. Community Action Agency and its partners, is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The contactless drive-through distribution event will ask participants to safely remain in their vehicles and as they drive through various stations, volunteers will place supplies inside car trunks or on truck beds.

“This pandemic has hit our community hard and I-CARE is honored to be able to lend some support to some of our most vulnerable families,” said Bryan Duncan, executive director of I-CARE. “Families are hurting, and we are hoping this event will offer some assistance. We are living out our mission and doing what Community Action Agencies do to serve our communities.”

This event would not be possible without the support of cooperating partners, including Walmart Foundation, Lowe’s Foundation, Food Lion, Energy United and Cheney Brothers Statesville.


Donations in support of this event can be made online at https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=JVSS6G6Y7EVEW.

For further information about this event or the services offered by I-CARE, contact Bryan Duncan at (704) 872-8141.


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