The New Visions of Africa Restaurant (1306 Fayetteville St) announces their participation in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program. Locally, this program is run under the Durham Health and Human Services through their Child and Adult Care Food Program. Free snacks and meals will be distributed on weekday afternoons to people in need from 3 to 6pm. Grocery giveaways are held on Sundays at 1pm; be sure to sign in by 12:30pm. Contact Marcia Hargrove at email@example.com for more info. Please note that you won’t be served if you’re not wearing a face mask.
Nehemiah Christian Center (514 Mangum St) dispenses Free Bag Lunches Tuesday through Thursday, noon–1pm, and on Fridays, 10am–noon, they’ll be giving away Boxes of Produce. On Saturdays, 10am–noon, there’s The Big Give Back Grocery Giveaway. Curbside and at-the-door service are available. Visit Nehemiah’s Facebook page to see other programs, as well as virtual church services in both English and Spanish (Nehemias Espíritu de Vida).
The Durham County Department of Public Health invites faith-based organizations to join the Durham County Health Ministry Network. The next quarterly (virtual) meeting will be held on Monday, November 9, 6–7:30pm, where you can learn about training sessions, special events, and grant opportunities for helping and connecting with your congregations and communities. Visit the Facebook event page for more info, and click here to register and to attend.
Staff members and congregational leaders from Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina (CBFNC) will lead a roundtable discussion on Fostering Community and Healing in the Midst of Polarization on Tuesday, November 10, 11am–noon. Click here to attend this free Zoom event.
The Carolina Islamic Council will present its virtual CIC Workshop on Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14.
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Watch from the CIC’s YouTube channel.
White Rock Baptist Church (3400 Fayetteville St) will have their monthly Community Food Distribution on Saturday, November 14, 11am–1pm. Drive up on the Fisher Development side of the church. Click here for more info
ICNA Relief and Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman are cosponsoring a drive-through Neighborhood Food Pantry Giveaway in the parking lot of the 3034 Fayetteville St location on Saturday, November 14, 2–4pm. Click here to view the events at both locations (the Parkwood masjid is at 5122 Revere Rd).
Duke University Chapel will host an online workshop, Signs of Hope: Building a Movement on Thursday, November 19, 5–6:30pm. Students and anyone involved in Durham’s faith communities are invited to learn how about the need for and reasons behind faith-based organizing, and how to build relationships and encourage faith-based activism and advocacy. Click here for more info, and click here to register for this free Zoom event.
Durham CAN is hosting its virtual Turkey Trot for Justice from Tuesday, November 24 through Wednesday, December 2. This walk and donation competition among Durham CAN (Congregations, Associations, and Neighborhoods) members is a fundraiser for continuing the organization’s work in leadership training focusing on faith and democracy. Every mile walked or jogged is worth one point for your organization, and every dollar donated adds two points. Visit the Facebook event page for more info, and click here to log your daily results, keep up with everyone’s progress, and to make a donation if you can’t physically participate.
The Salvation Army of Durham (909 Liberty St) has Free Food Fridays, where people in need can receive help from 9 to 11am every Friday. You can get some canned goods, meats, drinks, snacks, hygiene items, and even pet food. Be sure to take a copy of your apartment/home lease agreement and a current photo ID; they advise that you take a strong bag as well. Call 919-688-7306 for more info.
Volunteers are needed to help sort, package, and dispense items on Free Food Fridays. If you’re available on Fridays from 7:30 to 11:30am, click here for more info.
Judea Reform’s Saturday morning Torah Study sessions will start at 9am. You can watch and participate from the website or Judea Reform’s Facebook page. If you plan to join the study sessions via Zoom, please register first by writing to Lois Price at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Click here to attend via Zoom).
Various houses of worship provide groceries at no charge for people in need, and Durham Congregations in Action has a calendar showing where you can go to get help. Just click on the buttons below:
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