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Ministries To Alleviate Hunger

Ministries to Alleviate Hunger
Millbrook supports the following ministries in an effort to help alleviate hunger through our direct involvement and/or through our financial support.
Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina – A non-profit organization that provides food to people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina. In 2008-09, the Food Bank distributed over 36.8 million pounds of food through 800 partner agencies including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and after school programs for children.
CROP Walk – Millbrook adults, youth and children participate in efforts to raise money for the CROP Walk each year. Most of the money goes to the international relief and development efforts of Church World Service. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised goes to local hunger-fighting agencies.
Backpack Buddies – The Youth and the Mission Kids sponsor the Backpack Buddies program at Millbrook.  Nutritious, non-perishable food items are collected the second Sunday of the month during the school year.  On the weekends, qualifying Wake County school children take home backpacks filled with donated food items.
Interfaith Food Shuttle – The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, in the belief that hunger is unacceptable, alleviates hunger by developing systems to recover, prepare, and distribute wholesome, perishable food. Much food is discarded by restaurants and grocery stores because “breakfast was over” or as it nears its expiration date. The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle rescues this food and distributes it to the area’s poor, hungry, undernourished and homeless.
Meal on Wheels – provides nutritious meals to the homebound elderly and persons with disabilities in Wake County in an effort to improve health, reduce isolation, and prevent inappropriate institutionalization. Serving close to 1,500 meals daily to homes and nutrition centers, Meals on Wheels provides the frailest of our community’s citizens with a voice to achieve healthful independence.
Shepherd’s Table Food Kitchen – Located in downtown Raleigh at the Church of the Good Shepherd, the Shepherd’s Table Food Kitchen provides mid-day meals, serving a nourishing hot mid-day meal to anyone who walks through their doors - no questions asked.  Every person who comes to them is welcomed without regard to employment status, race, sex, age, color, national origin, religious preference, handicap or income.
Operation InAsMuch Food Drive

Food Drive for Operation InAsMuch

Items needed for North Raleigh Ministries' Crisis Center and Food Pantry include:
  • Breakfast items - cereal, grits, oatmeal
  • Canned fruits
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned pasta and meats such as Ravioli, Spaghetti & Meatballs, etc.
  • No Soup or Ramen Noodles please
  • Toilet paper and paper towels are also needed

Thank You for Your Support

Past Events

MBC 2011 CROP Hunger Walk

MBC had 14 walkers this year! (some not pictured)  We enjoyed a beautiful walk through Historic Oakwood.  A big THANKS to all of our walkers and sponsors!
Backpack Buddies

Backpack Buddies

     Starting in March, MBC and the West Raleigh Rotary Club will pack backpacks twice a month for Millbrook Elementary School. 
     The Youth and Mission Kids sponsor a church-wide mission project for the Backpack Buddies program. The InterFaith Food Shuttle runs this program in seven counties in North Carolina. Backpack Buddies provides nutritious, child-friendly foods for the weekends for qualifying students.
How can you help?
* Donate new or gently-used backpacks.
* Give cash or write a check to InterFaith Food Shuttle. This enables them to buy in bulk and get more for the money. Be sure to write "Backpack Buddies" on the memo line of the check.
* Donate requested foods and place them on the Backpack Buddies Table in the Fellowship Hall.
     Collected items are packed after the second Sunday of the month, but items may be brought at any time.
Healthy snacks and foods are needed for the backpacks.  No cookies or pudding please.  These are the items needed for the backpacks:
Pop-top canned fruit & vegetables (no plastic tops)
Shelf-stable milk (individual size)
Indivdual packets of cereal, grits, and oatmeal
Microwavable meals (ex. mac and cheese)
Canned meats and fish
Healthy snacks (granola bars, dried fruit, trail mix)
100% juice (cans, boxes, or plastic bottles)
Meat-based soups and stews
Check each item for expiration date.
No Peanuts or Peanut products are accepted.
Please remember to send only individual sized items!

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