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 Tuesdays at 12:30pm; be sure to sign in by noon. 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.
The Salvation Army of Durham (909 Liberty St) has Free Food Fridays, where people in need can receive help from 1:30 to 3pm 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.
Nehemiah Christian Center (514 Mangum St) dispenses Free Bag Lunches Tuesday through Thursday, noon–1pm. 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).
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).
St Joseph AME Church will host The COVID-19 Vaccine: A Discussion on the Myths and Truths of the Virus on Saturday, January 9, 11am. The moderators, Rev Dr Jonathan C Augustine and Senator Natalie Murdock, will lead the conversation with experts from the Durham County Department of Public Health and the Lincoln Community Health Center. Get your questions together and click here to watch on Zoom (meeting ID: 816 0437 1000, passcode: 392169).
White Rock Baptist Church (3400 Fayetteville St) will have their monthly Community Food Distribution on Saturday, January 9, 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 masjid on Saturday, January 9, 2–4pm. Click here to view the events at both locations (the Parkwood masjid is at 5122 Revere Rd).
ICNA Relief and Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman are cosponsoring free COVID-19 Tests in the parking lot of the 3034 Fayetteville St masjid on Saturday, January 9, 2–4pm. If you have an insurance card, you’re welcome to bring it, plus a current photo ID.
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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