S.A.F.E. Food Ministry opened its doors at 9 a.m. on May 21, 2013. S.A.F.E. has served families almost every Tuesday and Saturday since then. S.A.F.E. is closed the first & fifth Saturday of every month. S.A.F.E. has seen consistent, although unpredictable, growth in the number of families served each month.
Our Volunteers Are The Backbone of Our Ministry
S.A.F.E. volunteers stock shelves, fill bags, purchase extra food, write thank you notes, and take the time to talk with and interview each family each time they visit to determine their needs. Some volunteers come every week - others commit one day a month. Each volunteer makes a difference in the lives of the families served at S.A.F.E.
Every Person Who Walks Through Our Doors is Important
S.A.F.E. serves approximately 20-60 families each time we are open. On a given day there may be as few as 8 families or as many as 60! Food insecure families come from across Alamance County to receive food at S.A.F.E. While some families live on fixed incomes and need assistance every month, other families only come to S.A.F.E. for assistance once or twice, enabling them to make it through a particularly difficult season in their lives.
Each family typically receives:
2 paper bags of non-perishable items (approx. 40 lbs. each)
A box of perishable items including milk, meat and eggs. In addition any fruits, vegetables and breads that have been donated.
If we have pet food, paper products and/or cleaning supplies available, we will offer these as well.
Families are invited to return once a month, as needed.
We now offer kids bags
We know just how difficult times are during the Pandemic and we want to help! As long as kids are remote learning we will offer kids bags. Every Thursday from 9-11am.
Each bag contains approx. 4 days worth of foods and snacks that children can easily make themselves. Items included are Chefboyardee, beenie weenies, ramon, single serve cereal, chips, fruit & grain bars, juice boxes etc. We will happily do this as long as kids are out of school.
Every Donation Makes a Difference!
S.A.F.E. relies on financial donations from businesses, churches and individuals, as well as donations of non-perishable and perishable food items from businesses, churches, schools, and individuals in order to serve the families that walk through our doors each week.
S.A.F.E. is truly grateful for the businesses, churches, and individuals who give regularly! We cannot end hunger without your support!