Founded in 2001, when several local churches combined their individual efforts to form a central food pantry for Fuquay and surrounding areas.
Mission statement: To bring glory to our Lord through feeding and strengthening people in need. To find those in need and be sure they are fed, removing the handicap of hunger for as many families as possible.
Serves 500 families per month
Services: Distribution of a balanced nutritional supply of fresh produce, breads, canned goods, meat and dairy, as well as hygiene items such as soap and toilet paper to those in need. Provide special needs items when possible, such as heaters, firewood and fans.
Provide turkeys and trimmings at Thanksgiving and a special Christmas bag to help with treats during the holidays.
How has the organization been affected by the pandemic? We have seen a 25% increase in clients and experienced an inability to purchase some products on the open market.
Biggest needs: Many seasonal food drives have been cancelled or made virtual, so neighborhood food drives, individual food donations and sponsors are sorely needed.
Ways to help: Drop off donations during open hours, or sponsor a turkey dinner for a family. Dinners are $25.00 and can be sponsored by donating online at fvfoodpantry.com or mailing a check. We like to include an enclosure card with each dinner that lists the sponsor’s first names. Email information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fuquay-Varina Emergency Food Pantry
Physical: 216 West Academy Street, Fuquay-Varina
Mail: P.O. Box 1463, Fuquay Varina
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