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.
Grace Church of Durham (1417 Cole Mill Rd) is offering Grab-and-Go Meals for Kids on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30am–12:30pm. Free lunches will be distributed curbside; call 919-908-6213 for more info. This service is made possible in partnership with the Food Back of Central & Eastern NC, the Coastal Credit Union, and the Book Harvest.
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).
ICNA Relief and Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman are cosponsoring a drive-through Fresh Produce Pickup in the parking lot of the 3034 Fayetteville St location on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2pm. Click here to view the events at both locations (the Parkwood masjid is at 5122 Revere Rd).
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).
Judea Reform will host a panel discussion, Why We Say ‘Never Again’: Solidarity for Immigrant Justice, on Tuesday, August 4, 8–9:30pm. The panelists (from Migrant Roots Media, Siembra NC, Never Again Action!, Carolina Jews for Justice, and UNC Religious Studies) will discuss the various types of migration in the Americas, the role of the Alamance County Detention Center in deportations of North Carolinians, how faith and sanctuary play a role in the lives of migrants, and future court appearances that they will be involved in. Click here for more info and to sign up for this free Zoom event.
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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