The Coalition provides a standard food package designed to feed a family for five days. Our food pantry is stocked through donations received from our Covenant Churches and the community or purchased from a local grocery distributor. Despite the tremendous donations received, last year we spent over $75,000 to purchase additional items.
Considering a food drive to support the Coalition? Please review our food list for our most needed items.
Seasons change in the Sandhills and children grow, seemingly overnight. The Coalition provides seasonally appropriate, basic clothing for adults and children. Linens, including sheets, towels and blankets can also be requested. Donations are received at The Coalition Resale Shops Monday through Saturday and appropriate items are sent to Client Services for distribution. Clients may also receive vouchers to shop for additional items at The Resale Shops.
Volunteers assist residents with resume writing, online job applications and interview techniques. Interview or uniform clothing is also provided through the Client Services clothing department or The Resale Shops. Employment Counselors also help clients find available jobs in the community.
One of the greatest challenges for low income residents of Moore County is transportation. The Coalition offers daily transportation from our client services building to Carthage at 9 am. Client may call by 11 am for a return ride. We also offer transportation to the Social Security Office in Sanford and the DMV office in Aberdeen once a month. Reservations are required for all transportation and space is on a first come/first served basis.
Thanks to the tremendous support received from throughout the community, the Coalition is able to offer financial assistance for life's basic necessities. Each client's situation is reviewed by a trained volunteer screener who determines their eligibility for assistance. Clients must be a resident of Moore County in order to receive any Coalition services.
Understanding life's ups and downs
For low income families emergencies can develop quickly. Although government programs may provide help, there is usually a delay between application and when services begin. The Coalition provides immediate help to families in crisis.
Last year, the Coalition received 4,130 requests for assistance from struggling families in Moore County. As the number of people needing assistance increases so does the need for funding. We are extremely grateful to the many churches, citizens, groups and the United Way of Moore County who have steadfastly given of their time, energy and finances to support the mission of this organization.