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.
Traditional Food Pantry
We provide healthy foods and nutritional awareness to our communities. Individuals and families can access our food pantry once every 30 days and will be provided referrals to other community food banks. Families seeking assistance with food will also be screened for other needs which Catholic Charities can either address, or make a referral to a community partner.
Mobile Food Pantry
Catholic Charities hosts mobile points of distribution for healthy groceries in underserved communities.
Roanoke Rapids (Halifax County)
- When: 1st Wednesday of Each Month from 11:00am-1:00pm
- Where: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Halifax County- 900 Hamilton St. Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Rocky Mount (Edgecombe County)
- When: 3rd Wednesday of Each Month from 1:00pm-3:00pm
- Where: Immaculate Conception Catholic Mission- 721 E. Virginia St. Rocky Mount, NC 27801
Tarboro (Edgecombe County)
- When: 3rd Wednesday of the month (Contact St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church for time)
- Where: St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church- 1004 St David St, Tarboro, NC 27886
Fruit and Vegetable Prescription
Clients may receive a food voucher to be used with a diet or nutrition-related chronic illness to purchase fruits and vegetables from a participating food retailer.
For over 25 years, the Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services have assisted families in completing various immigration related processes.
Individuals and families who qualify meet with Catholic Charities immigration staff who are accredited by the Department of Justice. Through one-on-one meetings, staff provide education on the immigration process and assist in the completion and submission of applications with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
ServicesThe services below are provided at a minimum cost. Services and appointments will be conducted by phone, email or virtually only with limited in person appointments.
- Community Educational Presentations and Workshops
- Family Petitions
- Adjustment of Status
- Temporarily Protected Status (TPS)
- Consular Processing
- U-Visas (For Victims of serious crimes)
- VAWA (For victims of domestic violence)
- Work Permits
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals
- USCIS strongly encourages you to submit your DACA Renewal request between 150 days and 120 days before the expiration date located on your current Form I-797 (Work Authorization Card).
Consultation Payment & Online IntakeCatholic Charities offers the ability for potential immigration clients to complete their intake online. Steps to complete the online intake:
- Use the link below to pay the $50 consultation fee.
- Following payment, you will be directed to the online intake which you will complete and submit.
- Once your information is entered, one of our Immigration Accredited Representatives will contact you to evaluate your case and make an appointment with you.
- Are you seeking Political Asylum?
- Do you have a court date pending, and need representation?
- Do you reside outside the state of North Carolina?
- Do you have a criminal record, felony, significant misdemeanors or three or more non-significant misdemeanors?
Online PaymentIndividuals who are established clients have the ability to pay their Catholic Charities related fees online. Use the link below to access the payment page.
Catholic Charities recognizes the imbalances in access, opportunities, and resources that exist within our immigrant community. Immigration Legal Services are structured to attract all immigrants regardless of place of origin, culture, religion, or economic status. The goal is to provide help and create hope for immigrants as they establish their lives in the United States
The Catholic Charities Disaster Services Program works to help individuals, families, and the community prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Catholic Charities focuses on the response, recovery, and preparedness phases of the disaster cycle.
While there is no controlling who is impacted by a disaster, economically vulnerable populations are disproportionately affected. When local resources are overwhelmed by a natural disaster, Catholic Charities is ready to respond to the needs of survivors.
Circle of Parents
Circle of Parents is a parent led group where individuals have the opportunity to communicate their ideas, give support, and share resources in a nonjudgmental and confidential environment. This group encourages positive parenting, the prevention of child abuse, and the strengthening of families. Circle of Parents at the Catholic Charities Tar River Office is free of charge and consists of Spanish speaking mothers of school aged children. Parent meetings are held twice per month, with a children’s group provided during the parent meeting times.
For many families, the holidays are a season filled with good tidings and cheer. But for others, the holidays can be a time of anxiety, unhappiness, and a mix of other emotions when they’re unable to provide gifts for their families. In the spirit of the season, Catholic Charities organizes the Wrapped with Love Christmas Program to assist families.
For more information, or to make a financial contribution, please click the button below.
The Catholic Charities Tar River Office offers families an entryway to available services. Staff conduct initial screenings to identify barriers to be addressed and refer clients to other Catholic Charities programs or to other community partners. Individuals facing more complex challenges receive an in-depth assessment, set goals, and regularly meet with staff to reach goal achievement.