Hunger in our communities is an issue that far too many families are experiencing. A lack of nutritious meals can have long lasting effects on the physical, mental, and social well-being of all members of a family.
Catholic Charities Food Pantry Services are dedicated to providing healthy meals, increasing access to food, and developing innovative solutions to address food insecurity in a collaborative way.
With dignity and respect at the forefront of all interactions, families are offered a hand up during their most challenging times. In addition to feeding our neighbors, Catholic Charities Food Pantry Services serve as a medium for volunteerism, community engagement, and collaboration.
We are NOW open from 9am – 12 pm the third and fourth Saturday of each month!
Services & Eligibility
- Families from Franklin, Johnston, Wake County are invited to access food pantry assistance from Catholic Parish Outreach.
- Families may receive groceries once every 30 days.
- Families receive approximately two weeks of groceries.
- No referral needed.
Picking Up for a Client
If an individual is homebound or lacks transportation, another person may pick up groceries for the family. This person must bring basic information about the individual and their family so they may be set up in our database to receive food. For questions about homebound clients please contact Susan Hicks as 919-873-0845 ex2360.
TEFAP - The Emergency Food Assistance Program
This federal program provides supplemental food that a client might qualify for every 30 days – while available monthly. Clients will be asked information about Food Stamps and Income levels to determine if they qualify for this program.
During COVID ONLY the consent will be provided verbally. Normally a client will be asked to sign paper-work that verifies that they provided information saying they would qualify. Individuals will also need to provide a special signed proxy form to pick up an allotment for someone else.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
Online Service Locator
Find Help is home to thousands of nonprofits and social care agencies that connect people to local programs and services. Easy to use. Just enter your zip code and programs located in the zip code area will pop-up.
The Sustaining the Family Table Collaborative offers clients easy access to services that can help them overcome their barriers to employment. The program is funded by the United Way of the Greater Triangle and began in 2015. The collaborative provides training and skills to obtain employment or improve their employment status. Wrap around services of medical care and food distribution is also provided so that the client can focus on improving the financial security of their families.
To participate, clients must meet the following qualifications:
– Be an adult client of Step Up Ministry, Dress for Success, Alliance Medical. or Catholic Parish Outreach Food Pantry
– Be unemployeed or underemployed
– Be seeking employment
In 2021, CPO was awarded 2-year grant extension to continue the work of this collaborative. This program has been a successful model of the United Way’s grants!
Due to the pandemic the program has been working remotely via zoom to continue it’s important mission. Job losses due to the pandemic has made this program even more critical to our clients to improve their employment status and quality of life!
Johana, who had been receiving food from CPO, was introduced to the collaborative and is a now a graduate of the program. Johanna utilized the services for herself and her boys while undertaking a huge step toward independence. The consistency and the support of the collaborative has enabled Johanna to now be a full time employee
Jay, a struggling mother of 4, had lost her employment due to the pandemic and completed a three-day orientation with one of our United Way Collaborative “Sustaining the Family Table” partners, StepUp Ministry. After completion, she had an interview and was able to not only land a job, but an even better job for herself, and was able to get food for her family as well!
Clothing is available for Birth to Pre-School age children (up to 6T) and Maternity clothing
Small Children’s Books, Baby Accessories, Diapers and Wipes, Baby Food, and Formula
Families eligible to receive once every 30 days. Availability based on donations.
Catholic Parish Outreach is a host site for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA offers free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
Services are available every Saturday from February 3, 2024 through April 9,2024. More information about the program and scheduling an appointment can be found on the VITA website which will be active in January 2024.