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Alamance Co. food agencies, churches step up after Burlington food bank closes

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BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Area food agencies and churches in Alamance County met to discuss how to serve those in need after Loaves and Fishes Christian Food Ministry closed Thursday.

Along with the United Way, the following groups met to discuss how they'll be able to feed the community this fall and winter after one if its biggest food agencies closed its doors:

  • Alamance County Community Services Agency
  • Alamance Lutheran Church
  • Allied Churches
  • Alamance Regional - HomeCare Providers
  • Burlington Housing Authority/Community Council
  • Blessed Sacrament
  • Cardinal Innovations
  • City of Mebane
  • Company Shops Market
  • Davis Street Methodist
  • Department of Social Services
  • Downtown Clergy
  • Elon University
  • First Presbyterian Church, Burlington
  • First UMC, Elon
  • Front Street Methodist Church
  • Gethsemane Christian Church
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Healing Station
  • Holy Comforter Church
  • LabCorp
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Salvation Army
  • Sustainable Alamance
  • Times-News
  • Twin Lakes Community
  • United Way

The Salvation Army has extended it's hours of operation from just Mondays and Fridays, to Monday through Friday for canned good distribution.

Lt. Ashley Taylor said people can also visit once a week for fresh produce milk and break donated by Target.

Allied Churches is extending its hot meal program to serve daily for both lunch and dinner after September 9th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

United Way has set up a special fund to help during this transitional time. Financial contributions may be made to United Way of Alamance County (P.O. Box 1268, Burlington, N.C.  27216) and should be marked “Feeding the Hungry”.

Volunteers may contact both Allied Churches and the Salvation Army, as well as local food pantries for volunteer opportunities.