GOLDSBORO, N.C. — Help is coming to those overseas from an unlikely source: a donut shop. The business that deals in dishing up sweet treats is collecting donations to deliver to people in Afghanistan.
What You Need to Know
- Staff are collecting non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, diapers and more
- The donut shop is working directly with Seymour Johnson Airforce base
Funky Fresh Donuts staff is working directly with troops from Seymour Johnson Airforce base nearby to get the supplies to people who need them.
Staff are collecting non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, diapers, formula, gently-used clothing and more.
Troops picked up the first donations on Thursday and will deliver them directly to the Afghan people.
“We were crying as people were bringing in these donations because like I’ve said, I think that everyone has felt really helpless just in light of the current events in the world,” Carla Chapel said, who works at the shop. “And this felt like something, something, like anything we could do just to be human and help the people around us.”
The donut shop will be collecting supplies through September 20.
“It felt like a really good way to put the passion everyone was feeling into action to be able to find things that could meet a tangible need,” Chapel said.