ABOUT CAROLINA CARES

Who We Are

Carolina Cares Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of all people with food insecurity living in Wake County and the surrounding communities in North Carolina regardless of race, religion, background or sexual orientation.  Our vision is a world where resources are shared with those in need, waste is reduced, and all families and community members can live with independence and dignity without hunger. Carolina Cares Inc. is not affiliated with any churches or religious organizations.

Carolina Cares is managed by a small group of volunteers and a community of people who care about and want to help their neighbors. Carolina Cares Inc. is 100% volunteer operated. We rely 100% on donations for our food pantry, Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, and Back-to-School events.

 

 

How We Began

Carolina Cares Inc. began as an outreach group that started in 2014 designed as a way to help our local neighbors. Our Founder Molly saw how many people were still in need even with the existing help that was available, and wanted to connect people who cared so they could help each other.

 

 

 

What We Do

Carolina Cares Inc. works on providing and connecting the people of The Triangle with resources such as food, clothing, and information for additional services.

We serve approximately 300 households per month working to end food insecurity and restore dignity.

Our official nonprofit purpose:  Assist NC residents with no cost food, no cost donated gently used or new clothing, shoes, household, and infant or children items, holiday meals or gifts for children from gently used or donated items or through donated funds.

Carolina Cares Inc. does not distribute money for any reason. 

We are not able to assist with rent, shelter, housing, utility payments, medical issues, childcare, transportation, medications, or hotel rooms.

How We Help

  • Online Community

  • Connecting Resources

  • Clothes Closet

  • Food Pantry

  • Weekly fresh food pop-ups with fruit, vegetables, and breads

  • Back-to-School Supplies

  • Easter Baskets

  • Thanksgiving Meals 

  • Christmas Meals and Toy Shoppe

 

 

Partners

Thank you to our partners! We couldn't do this without you.

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Food Insecurity in Wake County
Articles and Statistics from other agencies and news outlets

Statistics from Capital Area Food Network

 

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Food insecurity in Raleigh, NC  by Erin McPherson

Excellent article in Ral Today from July 2020 on the state of food insecurity in Raleigh.

Excerpt:

Did you know?

  • 14% of Wake County’s population qualifies as food insecure.

  • 18% of Wake County children live in food insecure homes.

  • Only 14% of eligible children receive free summer meals.

  • Seniors (adults aged 65+) are also high risk for food insecurity.

  • Food insecurity is expected to increase 38%, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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