Dear SAFE supporters & members,
We hope that everyone is doing well under the current circumstances and practicing proper social distancing during this pandemic.
As a precautionary measure, SAFE will be implementing the following change in procedure for distribution days in April.
SAFE will be utilizing the same group of 5 volunteers the entire month.
No one, other than those volunteers approved to do so, will be allowed in the office.
Face masks and gloves will be required when volunteering. SAFE will provide these.
We WILL still accept in-kind donations in April. (food donations) But we ask that you hold onto the donations for a minimum of 48 hrs. to allow any risk of contamination to subside.
The kids bags may not be offered regularly due to having a hard time filling orders. We will resume when we are able. Please keep an eye on our FB page for more details.
NEW PROCEDURES FOR DISTRIBUTION DAYS:
Pull into the gravel parking lot, there will be a volunteer directing traffic. Have FOOD CARD OR ID ready. PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE.
We will have tables set up that you can pull up to. Your food will be ready for you to put in your car. As we want everyone to maintain an acceptable distance.
Kids bags will be distributed, when we are able, on Thursdays from 9-11 am. Follow us on FB to keep up to date.
Please be patient with us and our volunteers as we are trying our very best to get you in and out as quickly and efficiently as possible while still maintaining the social distancing guidelines.
Please stay safe during these uncertain times.
If you need help finding assistance with housing, food, healthcare, utility payments, and more, we can help. 2-1-1 Referral Specialists are available 24 hours a day, every day by dialing 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162 from any phone. The call is free, confidential, and available in any language.
Elon University Journalism Student
Class of 2020
Elon News Network Reporter
The wonderful kids at
E.M. Yoder Elementary School made a video for us after a presentation on what we do.
First Grade Class
EM Yoder Elementary School
When We're Open
Tuesdays and Saturdays - Please be there at 9 AM to receive food
Closed the first Saturday of every month.
Where We Are
5950 HWY 87 S, Graham, NC -- Not a mailing address
If you have any questions, call:
Lynne Pierce, Executive Director
Racheal Garcia, Administrative Assistant
Empowering individuals and strengthening families in Southern Alamance County and beyond by respectfully and compassionately providing food assistance, developing relationships, identifying needs beyond food, and seeking solutions to those needs, while witnessing to the love of Jesus Christ.
We so excited to introduce the newest member of SAFE in fighting food insecurity...our new distribution van, Stella! Thank you so much to Impact Alamance, who is part of the Cone Health Network and has as its mission to strategically invest in our community for hope, health, and prosperity. Their grant award made this possible! Also, thank you to County Ford of Graham for their partnership in fighting food insecurity. Salesman Nathan Spoon and GM Sebastian Olivares met with us for weeks, discussing options and guiding us in making sure that we got the van that best fit our needs and cost. They made this purchase painless and we are so grateful to them for their care of the community.
Impact Alamance and County Ford of Graham exemplifies community leadership and how important these partnerships are to organizations like SAFE. Together, we CAN make a difference!