Vanceboro Christian Help Center Struggling As Donations Drop

By: April Davis/ Kelsie Smith
By: April Davis/ Kelsie Smith

The Vanceboro Christian Help Center says donations are down, while the need for help is up. The non-profit is struggling to keep its doors open to provide services to about 900 people each month, providing them with weekly with food.

Volunteers work to fill boxes and stock shelves. Shelves that aren't nearly as full as they need to be. Director of the center Dottie Baker says clients are only able to come in once a week and on average they are only able to provide about 3-days of food to each client.
Baker says they are in need of monetary and food donations as well as volunteers.

"I would like to have more of the community come in and spend an hour or two hours to see what we do to see how the people come in really need the help so of them have to choose between their medicine and their food so without us they wouldn't get what they needed," said Baker.

Vanceboro Christian Center estimates in the past year their donations have dropped 35 - 40%.

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