DCFP_Front

Address

2020 Chapel Hill Rd., Suite 30
Durham, NC 27707

919-286-1964
919-286-4001 (Fax)

Hours

Wednesday: 10:00am – 1:00pm
(Additional Dates will be added throughout the summer and fall)

“The measure of the greatness of a society is found in the way it treats those most in need, those who have nothing apart from their poverty.”

– Pope Francis

The Durham Community Food Pantry, a program of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh, works to end food insecurity in Durham and Orange counties. The facility replicates the service model developed over 40 years at Catholic Parish Outreach Food Pantry in Raleigh. The program is a collaborative effort engaging multiple partners through Durham and Orange counties to address this incredibly important need.

There is a tremendous need for additional food resources to serve families in Durham and Orange Counties. According to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, Durham County currently faces an estimated 1 million pound annual food shortage and Orange County faces an estimate half million pound annual food shortage.

The Durham Community Food Pantry is a 7,400 sq. foot facility located at the Lakewood Shopping Center in central Durham. Also located at the Lakewood Shopping Center are El Futuro, El Centro, and the Scrap Exchange who will provide additional supportive services to families who visit this food pantry.

The facility also houses the Reverend Joseph G. Vetter Family Enrichment Center which provides wrap around services such as budgeting and nutrition classes. The facility will use the service provision model currently in place at Catholic Parish Outreach, which has the demonstrated capacity to serve over 12,000 individuals each month.

Projected numbers for the Durham Community Food Pantry by 2021:

6
Days a week that the food pantry will be open


7



Days worth of groceries families can receive once every 30 days


2,100



Volunteer hours needed to operate each month


4,500



Individuals served each month


1.5

Million

 
 
Pounds of food distributed annually

To find out how you can volunteer, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at DCFPvolcoord@raldioc.org.

Front Desk Reception: The Front Desk Reception volunteer will:

  • Answer phones
  • Give out general information about services offered
  • Distribute resource guides
  • Assist with miscellaneous office projects

Hours: 1PM – 5PM

Greeter: The volunteer greeter will:

  • Welcome guests as they arrive to the DCFP
  • Answer client questions
  • Write up food tickets based on client sign-up sheet
  • Complete light desk

Spanish language skills are a plus, but not required.

Hours: 9AM – 1PM

Food Pantry Assistance: Food pantry assistance volunteers will:

  • Work in the food sorting and repacking area
  • Stock shelves
  • Pack boxes
  • Sort vegetables
  • Use carts to assist clients in taking their groceries to their cars
  • Complete light to medium duty tasks

Hours: 9AM – 1PM

Interviewer: The volunteer interviewer will:

  • Interview clients and update client records.
  • Communicate client needs with food pantry volunteers
  • Complete data entry and record keeping through the Catholic Charities database
  • Complete light desk work

Spanish language skills are a plus, but not required

Hours: 9:30AM – 1PM

Warehouse Assistance: Warehouse assistance volunteers will:

  • Receive, weigh, and store canned, boxed, and refrigerated food
  • Operate the fork lift and pallet jack
  • Complete medium to strenuous level duties

Hours: 8:30AM – 1PM

CONTACT US

REGIONAL DIRECTOR
Jeremy Ireland
919-286-1964

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Melinda Charles
Melinda.Charles@raldioc.org
(919) 286-1964

ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Lola Campos
Lola.Campos@raldioc.org
(919) 286-1964

OFFICE MANAGER
Nicole Nash
Nicole.Nash@raldioc.org
919-286-1964

FAMILY CASE MANAGER
Vacant

IMMIGRATION SPECIALIST
Luisa Martin-Price (Bilingual)
Luisa.MartinPrice@raldioc.org
(919) 286 – 1964