For Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, the Bread of Life Food Pantry will hold an island-wide cleanup and fundraiser, rain or shine.

The pantry is looking for volunteers of all ages to help clean up the streets of Ocracoke and they are also raising money to restock our shelves.

This fundraiser is asking volunteers to find individuals willing to pledge funds for every full bag of trash they collect.  Suggested pledge amount is $10 per bag.

Those who want to participate are asked to meet in the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department parking lot from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Participants are asked to wear face coverings.

Volunteers return to the OVFD parking lot with their trash bags by 7:30 p.m.

Each volunteer is asked to find at least one person to pledge to their cleanup efforts.

“The more pledges garnered, the more funds we can raise to feed our community,” said Alicia Peel, Bread of Life Food Pantry volunteer coordinator.

To volunteer, call or text Peel at 252-921-0348, or you can email

How to pledge funds:

  1. Connect with a volunteer and become one of their pledges.
  2. Fill out and return a paper pledge form. These will be available on the Post Office bulletin board starting April 13 and can be dropped off in a drop box on the porch of the Life Saving Church.
  3. Visit our Google form at
  4. All pledges must be submitted by 5 p.m. on April 21.

Clarification: This story is corrected from an earlier version which misnamed the sponsoring organization.

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