SOUTHEASTERN, N.C. — Hurricane Dorian didn’t hit as hard as many in the Cape Fear region feared it would.
For some, this now means an over-supply of non-perishable items. Organizations in the Cape Fear region could use these items to help provide food to those in need.
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Nourish NC provides food and resources to children in New Hanover County. The non-profit identifies children in need through pediatricians, the New Hanover County School system, and social workers who screen for food insecurity.
Before Hurricane Dorian, Nourish NC’s executive director Steve McCrossan said the group provided food to over 400 children. “We gave several hundred families boxes before the storm hit,” McCrossan said Friday. “We depleted our inventory.”
Beginning Monday, Sept. 9, Nourish NC will accept non-perishable items between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Donations should be dropped off at the rear door of 601 Greenfield Street.
Nourish NC is currently accepting bottled water, non-perishable foods, and cleaning supplies.
Good Shepherd Center
Beginning Monday, Good Shepherd Center will be ready to accept donations. The Good Shepherd Center provides food and shelter to homeless populations in the Cape Fear region.
Liz Carbone, Good Shepherd Center’s community coordinator, said the group’s biggest need is bottled water.
Used and new blankets, new men’s and women’s underwear, and non-perishable foods can be dropped off at the Good Shepherd Center beginning Monday. Specifically, boxes of pasta, peanut butter, seasoning, rice, grits, and pancake mix would be helpful for the center, according to Carbone. “We can always use non-perishable foods,” she said.
Donations can be dropped off at the back entrances at 811 Martin Street weekdays between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Brunswick County VOAD
Brunswick County Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) has determined its available resources are enough to serve areas impacted by Hurricane Dorian, according to a midday Friday Brunswick County press release.
Should anything change, this article will be updated accordingly. VOAD is grateful to those who have reached out offering to help, according to the county’s release.
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