Food pantry's freezers are bare, requiring donations to keep serving the need
Posted March 21, 2020 3:06 p.m. EDT
Updated March 24, 2020 1:12 p.m. EDT
As coronavirus takes its impact on local businesses, non-profits, schools and individuals, many non-profits are straining beneath the heightened demand, while having less financial resources to work with, as most of their springtime fundraisers have been canceled.
North Raleigh Ministries, a local non-profit that provides a food pantry for people to 'shop' for groceries at no cost, is running low on finances and food. The organization derives most of its funding through its thrift store, which has closed due to coronavirus.
Now, their cupboards and freezers are truly bare. For legal reasons, they can't accept donations of frozen food, so they need financial support to restock frozen foods and pantries for families in need.
With schools closed, many children who relied on school lunches are having to find new ways of accessing food. Likewise, many people who have jobs or work hours due to businesses closing may also be struggling to afford food. All over the community, resources are popping up in an effort to help our most vulnerable populations. Even before the coronavirus crisis, North Raleigh Ministries was serving families who struggled to afford groceries and day-to-day necessities.
Like many other local non-profits, North Raleigh Ministries are requesting financial assistance so they can continue to serve the community during this difficult time when their services are most-needed.