Reaching out in love to meet our neighbors' needs in the name of Christ
Food insecurity is common in Robeson County, where economic opportunity can be difficult to come by. Our food assistance program, also known as our food pantry, provides an emergency supply of about a week's worth of food for all members of a household, as often as once per month. We also offer a monthly government food giveaway (TEFAP).
Food Pantry Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Pantry is CLOSED on THURSDAY for sanitation and restock.
Proper access to medical care is one of the defining challenges of our time, and even more so for the financially vulnerable. Our durable medical supply closet includes wheelchairs, rollators, shower chairs, bedside commodes, hospital beds, canes, hoyer-lifts, and more.
For many in Robeson, the prospect of eviction or of going without heat or power is a regular concern. Through the generosity of local energy providers and other community partners, we are able to provide help, up to once each year per household, with the direct payment of a rent or utility bill.
Equal Access to medical care is a huge point of advocacy for the Center's long-term work. We have committed to facilitate medical, dental and vaccine clinics to the public at no cost to the individual and close the gaps of care in rural NC.
Through a phenomenal partnership with the NC Diaper Bank, the Center has been fortunate enough to provide diapers, wipes and vital supplies to parents in need through our Diaper Bank operation. Also included are adult incontinent supplies such as bed pads and feminine hygiene supplies.
Families in Robeson often face challenges making Christmas a reality for their children. Over a 20 year span, our organization has maintained our commitment to make Christmas Brighter for these families by establishing a temporary store filled with toys, coats and various supplies for children ages 2-12.
Each August the Center teams up with generous donors with a passion for education and provides school supplies for up to 500 K-4 students in the Public Schools of Robeson County.
Through generous gifts from the Greater Greensboro Community Foundation, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, UNC Health Southeastern Foundation and many others, we have construct a larger than life Mobile Assistance Unit that takes our work to the most remote towns across the county offering access to all of out on-site services to those with transportation barriers.