November 16, 2016

FLOCK Partner Spotlight: Duplin Christian Outreach Ministries

Who: Duplin Christian Outreach Ministries

Where: Wallace, NC

What: Duplin Christian Outreach Ministries (DCOM) is an interdenominational organization that aids and serves the community of Duplin County. Duplin Christian Outreach Ministries offer assistance, support and a strong foundation of faith to their clients.

How: Duplin Christian Outreach Ministries help clients build the bridge over current obstacles so that they can better themselves and their lives in the future. The ministry offers a hand-up through the Community Garden, Senior Food Box program, Golden Food Bank, Crisis Center, Feed Our Hungry Children and Backpack Ministries, Kitchen of Blessings and Blessings in Store thrift store.

The Community Garden offers some of its harvest to local food pantries and offers demonstrations on gardening process to educate the community.  The Senior Food Box program deliver nutritious food boxes to senior citizens living in Duplin county. DCOM’s Crisis Center provides services including immediate food assistance and counseling. Duplin Christian’s need-based ministries, Feed Our Hungry Children and Backpack Ministries, aim to insure that no child goes hungry, regardless of his or her financial ability. These programs supplied more than 11,576 meals over the 2015-2016 school year to students in need. The “Kitchen of Blessings” serves free meals on Saturday evenings. The newest venture for DCOM is the Blessings In Store thrift store, which accepts donated clothing, household items, curtains, bedspreads, dishes and much more.

How FLOCK Supports:

House of Raeford Farms FLOCK supports DCOM in a number of ways. FLOCK donates products to the Kitchen of Blessings weekly, helping to supply the free meals that are served every Saturday. FLOCK volunteers also provide hands on support to the Backpack Buddies program, which provides hundreds of meals to children each week. 

“On behalf of the staff and board of directors of Duplin Christian Outreach Ministries, thank you for the donation of poultry for Christmas and other food items for the Kitchen of Blessings. We are most appreciative to House of Raeford for your continuing support of our efforts to show Christ’s love to others.”  -Connie Perkins (Secretary)

 

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