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.
Check out the timely, thoughtful art by members of the Judea Reform congregation in this special online gallery, “Art in Quarantine.”
Iglesia Episcopal El Buen Pastor de Durham (Episcopalian church at 1852 Liberty St) will have a food giveaway for people in need on Saturday, May 2, 8–11am.
Judea Reform’s Saturday morning Torah Study will start at 9am on May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Watch from the website, their Facebook page, or Zoom (click here to register for Zoom).
Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman will hold a Virtual Fundraiser on Saturday, May 2, 6–9pm to help support their community programs (including their COVID-19 Food Drive) and the ongoing rebuilding project. There will be a recitation from the Qur’an and inspirational speakers. Click here to get the Facebook Live and YouTube links, and click here to make your donation.
The Jewish Federation at the Levin JCC, Judea Reform, and Beth El Synagogue are cohosting What’s Next for Middle East Diplomacy?, a presentation by Congressman David Price, on Sunday, May 3, 10:30am–noon. Your questions are welcome; there will be a Q&A following the talk. Click here for more info and to RSVP (in the upper right-hand corner).
Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman will have Recitations from the Qur’an and inspirational speakers every night starting at 9:30pm during the month of Ramadan. Click here to get the Facebook Live and YouTube links, and click here to make a donation for the COVID-19 food drive and building fund.
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, May 11, 6–7:30pm, where you can learn about training sessions, special events, and grant opportunities for helping and connecting with your congregations and communities. Click here to register and get the Zoom link. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.
Russell Memorial CME Church’s (Virtual) Women’s Conference will be held on Saturday, May 16, 10–11am. Discuss the benefits of reclaiming lost time and tranquility through relationships, finances, and exercise at this Zoom meeting. Call 919-682-2523 for more info.
Judea Reform Congregation will honor high school seniors with a special Shabbat Worship on Friday, May 29, 6–8pm. Worship will include a Torah reading, message from Rabbi Soffer, words from the Torah as read by high school seniors, and music by Dan Nichols. The worship service will be followed by a rock concert featuring Dan Nichols at 7pm. Click here for more info and to view the 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:
Here’s where you can get some groceries:
Here’s where you can get a hot meal:
Here’s where you can go if you need emergency shelter:
And here are all kinds of services offered to people in need: