In December 2020, we launched a targeted effort to help Durham Public Schools (DPS) mitigate hunger among young schoolchildren who – because in-person attendance has been largely halted – have lost secure access to weekday breakfasts and lunches. Our target (church-wide) is to be able to raise $4,000 a month thru the end of the current school year (June 2021).
Our efforts to raise $24,000 over these six months will will allow knowledgeable principals and social workers in elementary schools across our area to supply the schoolchildren of as many as 80 families with $50 grocery gift cards (or their equivalents in needed clothing and supplies) every month from January thru June. CGS has now established personal working relationships with the principals and social workers with six schools in our area: Harris Elementary, Forestview Elementary, Eno Valley Elementary, Efland-Cheeks Elementary, Maureen Joy School, and Creekside Elementary.
To give to our Durham Public Schools Grocery Initiative, please click here. Be sure to pick “Local schools-groceries” from the “Select a Fund” drop-down menu.