Don Donaghy at CPO

Catholic Parish Outreach (CPO)

Catholic Parish Outreach (CPO) is the largest food pantry in Wake County. Families or individuals in need can receive approximately one week’s worth of groceries, clothing (children’s up to size 6 and maternity clothes), and baby items. Clients can return every 30 days. Following a brief interview, the client receives the needed groceries and/or clothing.


Volunteer for Food Drives/Donate Food


Catholic Parish Outreach “Feed a Family” Food Drive! 

CPO gave a week’s worth of groceries to an average of 9,500 people who wouldn’t have been able to put food on their table each month last year, due in part to your amazing generosity.

We have two food drives for CPO at St. Francis each year.
Youth and adult volunteers are needed to hand out grocery bags after all the Masses
the weekend before the drive and to receive the donations at the CPO food truck in our parking lot.

Time Commitment
: 15 minutes (handing out bags); 90 minutes (assisting at truck)
Gifts: Service
Family-friendly (school-aged children welcome with a parent).

List of needs

Cans of vegetables, tuna, chicken, soup, spaghetti sauce, fruit; boxes of cereal, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, hamburger/chicken/tuna helper, crackers, instant dry milk; bags of rice and beans. Peanut butter, fruit juice, gravy mix, salad dressing, laundry detergent, bathroom tissue, soap, diapers size 4-6, baby wipes, and milk-based infant formula.

Food Drive

For information and links to sign up for upcoming CPO food drive go to
or for a list of upcoming events go to 

If you have any questions contact : Sophia Brzezinski at

Thank you so much!


Volunteer at CPO


Many St. Francis parishioners volunteer at CPO from 9:30 am–1:30 pm Monday-Saturday.
Serve once a month, once a week, or more often if your schedule permits.
Volunteer opportunities include greeting and interviewing clients, working in the warehouse,
sorting food and packing orders; sorting and distributing clothing.

  • Contact: Click here for more information on volunteering, or call 919-847-1466.
  • Time Commitment: 4 hrs
  • Gifts: Sorting, service, interviewing, hospitality, or light manual labor
  • Family-friendly (ages 9 and up; children younger than 16 must be with a parent)

Donate on a regular basis


Donate food, clothing (children’s up to size 6 and maternity) or baby items.
We have collection bins located in Clare Hall, across from the Parish Operations office.
Note: CPO does not accept car seats, toys, or adult clothing.


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