5th Sunday Collection for January 2022: Carteret County Food Pantries

As is our UCF tradition, whenever there are five Sundays in a month, the Social Action Committee selects a local charity to receive all non-pledge offerings for the month. The Committee selected local food pantries across our county as recipients of our January 2022 collection. During these uncertain and challenging times and especially after the holiday season, resources in our county’s food banks are stretched to help those living with food insecurity and hunger. Providing monetary donations to our local food pantries allows them to determine their most immediate needs including food, toiletries, paper goods and the purchase of food through the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC at $0.19 per pound.

Our January 5th Sunday collection will be split between the following eight Carteret County food pantries:

Bethlehem UMC Food Pantry at 728 Bogue Loop Road, Newport
Loaves & Fishes at 1700 Live Oak St. in Beaufort
Lighthouse Community Church at 2015 Hwy 70 E in Stacy
Martha’s Mission at 901 Bay St. in Morehead City
North River Food Pantry at 951 Merrimon Road in Beaufort
Saint James UMC at 1007 Orange St. in Newport
Storehouse Food Pantry at 3114 Bridges St. in Morehead City
Wildwood Presbyterian at 276 Wildwood Road in Newport

During the month of January, please donate as your personal situation allows to help support these organizations that are feeding hundreds of people in our county. You can donate in the usual ways: mail a check to UCF Treasurer at PO Box 425, Morehead City, 28557 (put 5th Sunday in the memo line); call Dave Hughes and make arrangements for credit card payment; use the “Donate” button on the bottom of the pages of our website (https://www.ucfnc.org/) and select “5th Sunday”; or text your donation to (252) 565-1868 and include in the text a dollar amount, then a space, then fifth. Thank you in advance for your donations.