Join us in fighting hunger this holiday season!

Proper nutrition is fundamental to our mission of promoting good oral health. Inadequate nutrition can especially impact infants, toddlers, children, and teenagers whose teeth are still growing and developing.

Idlewild Family Dentistry is proud to announce that we are working in conjunction with the Matthews Help Center to collect canned and boxed goods between now and December 16th. The food collected will be distributed throughout the Matthews community to families and individuals in need.

A list of the most needed items:idlewild_food_drive

  • Canned Meats (Chicken, Tuna, Ham, Salmon)
  •  Canned and Dry Soups
  • Canned and Dry Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned and Dried Beans
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Rice
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Chili and Beef Stew
  • Boxed Complete Dinners
  • Jelly
  • Canned Fruit
  • Cereal
  • Infant Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Grits
  • Cereal Bars
  • Granola Bars
  • Fruit Juices (64 oz. or less)
  • Crackers
  • Powered Milk
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Sanitary Pads and Tampons
  • Bars of Soap
  • Laundry and Dish Detergent (small sized bottles)

If you are able, please do what you can to help us help our neighbors in need. Stop by our office to donate, or bring items with you to your next appointment.

About Matthews Help Center

The mission of the Matthews Help Center is to give support to families that are enduring financial crisis by providing short-term assistance.

Throughout the year, the Matthews Help Center provides food, housing, utility and heating assistance and offers counseling and advocacy services to low-income individuals and families.

Their food pantry provides those in needs with one week of groceries, as well as cleaning and hygiene products. In 2013-2014, The Matthews Help Center served over 5,200 households in Mecklenburg County.


With your help we can support Matthews Help Center Provide warm holiday meals for those who are less fortunate in our area. Please bring in any nonperishable food items by December 16th, 2016 at 3:00.

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