Volunteer Assistance & Opportunities

by | Apr 9, 2020 | Pender County

Working with Pender County and Pender County Emergency Services, the Pender Long Term Recovery Group reminds Pender County citizens there are opportunities for assistance as well as opportunities to volunteer. It is possible to volunteer while practicing social distancing.

Organizations with volunteers are available to assist residents with needs like grocery, pharmacy, or food bank pick up, wellness calls, etc. should register now on www.crisiscleanup.org. Pender Long Term Recovery Group (Pender LTRG) is a registered partner.


“Individuals in need of assistance are encouraged to access www.coronacommunity.org if help of any kind is needed,” said Olivia Dawson, Pender LTRG Co-Chair & County Representative. “The resident will make a request for assistance through this website and a voluntary service group will respond to the request through Crisis Cleanup.”

Crisis Cleanup is designed to help the established voluntary relief organizations help communities by collaborative disaster management and recovery.

Share Cape Fear is another option for people to help during this pandemic. Sharecapefear.org is designed to encompass all the nonprofit groups in the region. This platform assists with needs, volunteer management, and ways to donate. Organizations are encouraged to sign-up, and to complete their profile. Sign-up is free.

“Share Cape Fear is a new tool in the cape fear area, organized and designed for non-profit groups,” said Dawson. “This helps with the efforts of managing the community needs and efforts to lend help.”

“The Pender LTRG is dedicated to support our citizens in providing available assistance, resources, and recovery services during and after disasters,” Dawson said.

There are many available resources for food assistance around the county, Dawson added.


Pender County Food Pantries and Resources include:

Livingstone Tabernacle Church Food Pantry
127 Sloop Point Loop Rd, Hampstead,
Monday – Saturday (12pm-5pm)

The 4 Cs Food Pantry
15200 US Hwy 17, Hampstead, NC 28443
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday (9am-12pm)

Pender County Christian Services
210 W. Fremont St, Burgaw
Monday through Thursday (9am-3:30pm), Friday (8:30am-3pm)

Share the Table
12395 NC Hwy 50, Hampstead
Sunday (4:30-6pm) – pantry box & takeout meals only
Tuesday & Wednesday (10-11:30am & 1-2:30pm)
Thursday (10-11:30am & 2-3:30pm)

St. Joseph’s Food Pantry
Please drive up to the pantry, remain in your car, and a volunteer will place the box inside your car
Thursday, 2-4pm
1303 Highway 117 South, Burgaw

Gateway Community Church Food Pantry
Monday, Wednesday, Friday (11-12pm)
416 W Bridgers St, Burgaw

Catholic Charities in Wilmington
20 N. 4th Street, Suite 300, Wilmington, NC 28401
Curbside services begin this Friday. Wednesdays from 2-4pm and Fridays from 9:30-11:30 am.
Individuals and families can call to make an appointment.

Pender County Schools continues to provide breakfast and lunch for all children 18 and under.
Six school sites open from 11 am-1 pm and 50 alternate pickup sites.

For more information and assistance on the provided information contact:
Pender Long Term Recovery Group (Pender LTRG)

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Justin Williams

Justin Williams

Justin is the Publisher of Topsail Magazine who came to Southeastern North Carolina from the Outer Banks. He founded and started Carolina Marketing Company in 2005 by launching North Brunswick Magazine in Brunswick County. With the help of many talented people, he was able to make additions to the business, including South Brunswick Magazine, Discovery Map franchises and Wilmington Today. He has a 12-year-old daughter, Ava,.