United Way of Wayne County to
Serve as Point of Contact for Mobilizing Community Needs
For the past 95 years, the United Way of Wayne County (UWWC) has worked to help address the needs of our communities through people and resources. Much like what occurred during Wayne County’s response to Hurricane Matthew and again during Hurricane Florence, the UWWC will be taking a lead role in helping support efforts from local agencies and organizations mobilizing to provide bag-and-go meals and other supports to assist those greatest in need.
In Wayne County, thousands of children receive free breakfasts and lunches at school each day from the public and charter schools. This week, both Wayne County Public Schools and other organizations began mobilizing efforts to ensure children in the greatest need can continue receiving healthy meals during the closure. Moving forward, families can call 919.735.3591 if they need information about area meal distribution events, schedules, and what to do if they are unable to travel to a site but still need assistance.
"The UWWC Board and staff recognize that there are many needs that have surfaced during this public health crisis," states Sherry Archibald, UWWC Executive Director. "United Wayne is pleased to serve as a centralized point of contact to support the many local efforts that are being mobilized to support children and families."
Churches, non-profits, and other organizations that are working to provide meal distribution services or other supports are encouraged to contact 919.735.3591 so UWWC can include them in the disaster resource directory and promotional updates. Individuals who have a desire to volunteer or make a donation of key items, including but not limited to food, diapers, formula, hand soap, and cleaning supplies, can call 919.735.3591 to ensure their donation can be appropriately directed.
United…We Are Stronger!
Call United Way of Wayne County 919-735-3591 to be directed to where to find Food Assistance.
Sites available for adults
The Community Soup Kitchen (112 W. Oak Street) serves take-out Monday thru Saturday from 11:00 to 12:00 pm
Salvation Army distributes Food boxes Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30. and perishables are distributed daily at 2:30 pm
Rebuilding Broken Places (2105 N William Street) is serving lunch weekdays (must be under 18) from 12:00 pm till 1:30 pm 919-581-9178
Other sites that are providing Non-perishable food or hot meals on certain days. Dates Will be posted as available.
New Hope Friends (4451 Hwy 70 East, Goldsboro)
Trinity Missionary Baptist Church (1086 Hwy 11 S. Goldsboro)