We Care We Share Back To School Supply Drive & Food Insecurity Relief Program: Supporting Students & Fighting Hunger in Our Communities!
Back To School Supply Drive: Providing students in our marginalized communities with essential items needed to start a successful school year and supporting teachers with additional supplies for their classroom. Weekly Backpack Food Nutrition Program providing 25 children attending a local school (where 90-100% of students receive free or reduced lunch) with a backpack of nonperishable easy to fix nutritious foods; ensuring they have some food over the weekend.
WE CARE WE SHARE COVID 19- RELIEF PROGRAM
COVID-19 Relief Program: Providing food, toiletries, and other household essentials to individuals and families in marginalized communities (including Vance, Durham, and surrounding counties). Special emphasis on providing for children, senior citizens and persons with disabilities and their families. First distribution began April 17, 2020, and thousands of individuals and their families continue to be served. Contact us for assistance, dates, and locations for food blessing boxes community distributions.
COVID-19 RELIEF NUTRITION PROGRAM NEEDED ITEMS
Supporting and Strengthening Families Program
• Canned food (Ravioli, spaghetti, green beans, corn, tuna, chicken, etc.) • Fresh fruit / fresh vegetables • Ramen noodles (chicken or beef flavored) • Grits or oatmeal (single packets) • Pasta and pasta sauce • Dried beans / rice • Cereal bars / Nutri-Grain and/or other fruit bars • Apple sauce/ fruit cups / fruit snacks /raisins • Assorted snacks individually wrapped (crackers (cheese or peanut butter), chips, cookies, pudding, etc.) • Hand sanitizer • Paper towels / toilet tissue • Soap and deodorant
Senior Citizens Program
• Hand sanitizer / lotion • Socks • Soap and deodorant • Tooth paste and toothbrushes • Paper towels / toilet tissue / soap and deodorant • Laundry detergent and bleach • Canned food (Ravioli, spaghetti, green beans, corn, tuna, chicken, etc.) • Fresh fruit / fresh vegetables • Grits or oatmeal • Pasta and pasta sauce • Dried beans / rice
Feeding the Homeless (Annually providing over 1,000 meals via Homeless Shelter Outreach Breakfast, and Seniors Thanksgiving Dinner meals.)
Free Community Giveaways (clothing, food, household items, books, toys, toiletries, etc.…) in low-income communities; reaching well over 1,500 children and their families.
Back to School Community Outreach Event
Annually providing over 500 hundred children with backpacks filled with school supplies, free books, and providing on average 30 teachers with supplies for their classroom, i.e. sanitary wipes, tissue, hand sanitizers, scissors, markers.
Thanksgiving Blessing Boxes
Primarily focusing on Senior citizens and families living in low income communities or senior living facilities. Annually providing 50 or more families with blessing boxes filled with food for a Thanksgiving meal and provide cooked meal for those unable to prepare their own meals.
Annually providing on average 60 families in need (Approximately 300 individuals, including senior citizens) with new clothing, toys, books, food, household necessities (cleaning supplies, toiletries, etc.…)
Backpack Food Nutrition Program
Weekly providing 25 children attending a local school (where 90-100% of students receive free or reduced lunch) with a backpack of nonperishable easy to fix food to ensure they have some food over the weekend.
Providing educational books and materials to children in low income communities and schools, to promote children’s lifelong literacy and academic success. Books made possible through partnership with Harvest Books of Durham