ABOUT CAROLINA CARES

Carolina Cares is an outreach program and part of the not-for-profit organization Bridge the Gap Mission, that works on providing and connecting the people of The Triangle with resources such as food, clothing, and information for additional services.

 

 

Who We Are

Carolina Cares is an outreach group that started in 2014 designed as a way to help Raleigh and the surrounding communities within and around Wake County North Carolina. Carolina Cares is not affiliated with any churches or religious organizations.

 

Carolina Cares is managed by a small group of volunteers and a large community of people who want to help their neighbors. Carolina Cares is 100% volunteer operated. We rely 100% on donations of food and clothing to stock our food pantry and clothes closet.

What We Do

Carolina Cares is an outreach program and part of the not-for-profit organization Bridge the Gap Mission, that 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.

Carolina Cares receives no funding or financial donations therefore we do not distribute money for any reason.  We are not able to assist with rent, shelter, utility payments, medical issues, childcare, transportation, medications, or hotel rooms.

How We Help

Carolina Cares NC Fact Sheet

  • Online Community

  • Connecting Resources

  • Clothes Closet

  • Food Pantry

  • 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

 

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% by December, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.