October is Co-op Month and we’re celebrating by putting into action one of the seven Cooperative Principals…Concern for Community.

This month, employees will be participating in the United Way of Onslow County’s CHEW Program by stuffing backpacks for community children to take home over the weekend.

YOU can get involved, help, and show YOUR Concern for Community too! All month long, we’re collecting food items for the CHEW Program at our offices in Jacksonville and Sneads Ferry.

Thanks for your support and for making our community a wonderful place to live!

Below you will find the food items that are needed.


Food Donations
Non-perishable child-friendly foods and easy to prepare meals are always needed. For Safety Reasons, please do not donate glass items.


  • Pop-tarts
  • Individual Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Individual Pancake Mix
  • Instant Grits
  • Cereal Bar


  • Canned Soup [Chicken Noodle, Tomato, Potato]
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly (in plastic jars)
  • Ravioli / Spaghetti-o’s
  • Crackers
  • Canned Fruit/Fruit Cups
  • Snack Bars/Fruit Snacks


  • Spaghetti / Sauce
  • Canned Vegetables [Mixed Vegetables, Corn, Green Beans, Peas, Carrots]
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Complete Meal Boxes/Boxed Meals
  • Canned Chili
  • Beef Stew
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Canned Meat (Tuna, Chicken, Ham)
  • Individual Instant Mashed Potatoes