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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
King’s Park International Church (1305 Odyssey Dr) will host its Food Pantry & Clothing Closet on Wednesdays from 5 to 6pm. The House of Mercy Food Pantry and Clothing Closet will give away fresh, frozen, and canned foods and gently used clothing to individuals and families in need. 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 email@example.com. (Click here to attend via Zoom).
A free Arabic Course for English-Speakers will be held on Saturdays, 6:15–7:15pm, and will be led by Imam Ehteshamul Haque Alig from Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman. (The course was originally offered by Madinah Islamic University.) Click here to register for this free online course; write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
White Rock Baptist Church (3400 Fayetteville St) will have their monthly Community Food Distribution on Saturday, June 12, 11am–1pm. Drive up on the Fisher Development side of the church. Click here for more info
Legette Enterprises will host Family & Friends Day on Saturday, June 12, 11am–4pm, at Greater Harvest Pentecostal Holy Bible Church of God (210 Gray Ave). Enjoy games for the entire family, music by a DJ, and shop with vendors at this fundraiser. Moneys raised will go toward renovation expenses and the church’s Preparatory Academy. Free admission; visit the Facebook event page for more info.
UPDATE: Due to the stormy weather forecast, this event will be restricted to tours of the church and descriptions of the Preparatory Academy afterschool program from 11am to 1pm. The DJ, games, and vendor opportunities will be rescheduled for next month.
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, June 12, 2–4pm. Click here to view the events at both locations (the Parkwood masjid is at 5122 Revere Rd).
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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