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LOVING OUR NEIGHBOR IN THE MIDST OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Here's an important list of many of the organizations we work closely with to reduce the impact of poverty, and to eliminate Hunger and Homelessness in Guilford County. They truly need us now more than ever. Each of these ministry partners has specific challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in greater need for money and food donations, as well as some specific volunteer opportunities. Please go to their websites by clicking on the links below to see how you can help, as you are able. Thanks!

  • Greensboro Urban Ministry (Food, shelter and solutions for people in crisis)
  • Out of the Garden Project (Food assistance for families and children) - UPDATE BELOW!
  • A Simple Gesture (Bi-monthly food collection at our homes)
  • IRC--Interactive Resource Center (Services for homeless people and those at risk)
  • Spartan Open Pantry @ UNCG, Wesley-Luther Campus Ministry (Food Pantry for UNCG Community)
  • FaithAction International House (Emergency assistance for our immigrant neighbors)
  • BackPack Beginnings (Food, clothing and services for children in need)
  • YWCA (Emergency Family Shelter and services for women and families)
  • Food Assistance - (Food assistance for low-income and disabled seniors) They currently need brown paper grocery bags. Grocery stores no longer donate them so this is an ongoing need. Please drop any you have in the box so labeled, outside the church. Food Assistance also very much needs volunteers to drop off food for hungry seniors. At this time there is no contact with recipients, only drop off. If you can do this during this time of Covid 19, that would be greatly appreciated. Minimal contact risk.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of NW North Carolina (Safe food access for our communities. 

OUT OF THE GARDEN UPDATE:

In just the first 8 weeks of this pandemic, Out of the Garden Project was able to distribute more than 1 million meals to children and families in need in our community. We’re currently distributing 3 to 4 times more food than usual through our Operation Backpack program, Fresh Mobile Markets, and Food Giveaways combined. Yes, we’re still delivering backpacks to several of Guilford County School’s grab-and-go sites! We’re also continuing with our Food Giveaways 3 times per week and our Fresh Mobile Markets at least 18 times per month!

Ways to give:

There are many ways in which you can continue to get involved:

* Make a financial donation.

  • Please send checks to Out of the Garden Project, P.O. Box 4331, Greensboro, NC 27404, or make a donation online here.       
  • Shopping online? Consider doing your online shopping on smile.amazon.com  and selecting Out of the Garden Project as the nonprofit recipient of your choice. With every purchase on AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase to Out of the Garden Project.

* Donate non-perishable food.

  • We’ve created an Amazon Wish List with our greatest shelf-stable food needs. Donate shelf-stable food to Out of the Garden Project through our Amazon Smile Wishlist here. 
  •  You may also drop off shelf-stable food here.
  •  For perishable food donations, please contact don@outofthegardenproject.org.

* Volunteer your time. Our staff depends greatly on your support for our daily operations. Check out our many volunteer opportunities here.  We ask that if you or someone you live with has exhibited signs/symptoms of COVID-19, to please refrain from volunteering with us at this time.