Episcopal Farm Workers Ministry Backpack Drive
Annual Backpack Drive in June and July!
How: Pick a grade, buy a backpack, and fill it up with the school supplies listed here! Return by July 13.Where: Deliver to 2989 Easy Street, Dunn, NC 28334 on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10-3 or email [email protected] fto set up a different delivery.Want to help but can’t get supplies to EFWM? Send us a check with “backpacks” in the memo line, and we’ll go shopping for you!
Churches and Groups: If you want to do an "angel tree" style drive, click here to email us and we will send you a list of names and ages. If you go this route, we will extend your deadline to July 31.
Spotlight on Some of Our Programs
On select Saturdays, our sewing classes continue! Most recently, Lucia taught the students how to make clothing, and the products were beautiful! Although the sewing and quilting program we began as part of a grant we received called "Welcoming America" has officially ended, the program is so popular and demand so great that it has continued! We are so grateful for the donations of sewing machines, fabric, food, and time that makes our program continue.
Mental HealthDid you know we offer Mental Health Services at EFWM? Since the onset of COVID-19, this need has increased greatly. Twice a week, a mental health care professional and translator utilize our space to provide counseling. Our need for mental health care continues to grow, so we will be looking for more help soon. We are grateful for our staff who solicit need, give up office space and coordinate appointments.
Food DistributionOur food distribution needs continue to grow! We are serving more than double the number of households than we served last year. We've put some new systems in place to make the distributions run smoother and work better for our community. Currently, we are looking for someone who can work Fridays and Saturdays to help us with our food distribution and keeping the warehouse organized with donations. This paid position is a great opportunity to work with an amazing community and staff. Click here for the job posting or email [email protected] for more information.
Volunteer Workday on Saturday, July 1: 10am-3pmOur staff and board invite YOU to help us as we continue to welcome more farmworkers into the area, and as we prepare the building and grounds at EFWM for the Revival in October. Our main projects will be to work on ongoing warehouse organization, painting benches and picnic tables, and walking the building and grounds to make a Wishlist of improvements. If you can paint, organize, or have an eye for facility improvements, this day is for you!
Click Here to Volunteer for the July 1 Workday
Food Distribution on June 24, July 8, and July 22 (and all 2nd/4th Saturdays to follow)We need about 15 people to volunteer at our food distributions, offered twice a month . Tasks include organizing food tables, checking people in, parking, set up and tearing down. We will train you! This is a great activity for a church group, family, school group, or individuals.
Service with a smile! Over and over again we hear from our volunteers how meaningful food distributions are to them.
Every other week, the food bank and donors like you supply a variety of food that our community can walk through and choose for their families.
Our distribution takes many hands and serves about 250 households. Keeping things organized and flowing smoothly is important.
Click Here to Volunteer for a Food Distribution
Weekday Volunteers Needed in the OfficeWe are looking for office volunteers to come during the week for one, two, or three hours to lend a hand with copies, paperwork, painting, weeding, and organization. If you can help, please contact us at: [email protected].If you would rather attend our regular food distributions or volunteer workdays with a group, check out our calendar and let us know what you'd like to attend. We welcome individuals and groups of all sizes!
Click Here to Volunteer in the Office
Can't Volunteer in Person? Contribute to Our Wish List!We continue to need shelf stable food, bedding, and other items for the farmworkers and families in our community. Some of these items are taken to farm camps, some fill in the gaps when the food bank doesn't have as much, and others are given to people who come in during the week in need of help.
Click here for the EFWM Wish List
Looking for Something Else? Click Here for the Volunteer Calendar
We are hosting Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry at EFWM on October 21!Many have asked us who is planning this event and how you can help. This event is sponsored by the Diocese of East Carolina, and is being led and organized by Bishop Rob Skirving, who has set up a variety of committees to work on the planning and implementation of the revival. If you are interested in joining a committee, you can reach out to Board Chair Rev. Michelle Bullock.We need EFWM supporters to help us prepare in three ways:: 1) Come on October 21! There will be events and food all day. 2) Come to a volunteer workday or volunteer your time during the week to help us spruce up the grounds, organize the warehouse, and give the offices a coat of fresh paint. 3) Invite friends to become a sustainer of our ministry. Scroll down to "Become a Sustainer Today!" section to learn more.For friends who want to learn more about Revivals in The Episcopal Church, here's a helpful link: https://www. episcopalchurch.org/episcopal- revivals/More news and info coming soon, but until then, mark your calendars and plan to join us. It’s going to be a big event with plenty of good room, translators and food!
Become a Sustainer Today!
It can be easy to take a plate of food for granted. Many times, however, the farmworkers who are responsible for providing that food can not. We invite you to “step up to the plate” and make a sustaining gift of $20 per month.This monthly contribution can provide a plate of food for our neighbors in Christ who are laboring right here in North Carolina. They are working to provide the very food that we so often take for granted. Thank you for supporting the Farmworker Ministry.Did you know? You can set up automatic donations on our website using your credit card or bank account. Your gift makes a difference in the lives of the agricultural laborers we serve.