St. Francis Feeds – Oak City Cares
We serve a breakfast meal to over 175 people on the
2nd Saturday of every other month
and the 4th Sunday of every month.
You can donate food, serve a meal, and/or visit with guests
of Oak City Cares who are experiencing homelessness
or are at risk of being homeless
Sign up here if you can help:
To sign-up for our weekend breakfast volunteering, go to this link
On weekdays there are also volunteer opportunities to assist with hospitality, laundry and shower attendants, and front desk reception, go to this link.
Oak City Cares is a multi-services center serving individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness and/or those at-risk-of-becoming homeless with the goal of ending and preventing homelessness. Oak City Cares, with many community partners, provides coordinated care through on-site life-sustaining and life-rebuilding services without the barrier of transportation and resources. It also provides hospitality through weekend and holiday meals with community partners like St. Francis.
When people remain homeless for long periods, they become isolated and lose hope due to the lack of social supports that are necessary for anyone to overcome homelessness. These brothers and sisters must travel from agency to agency searching for answers and services to meet their many needs, often receiving little to none. In the process their sense of self as children of God worthy of dignity and respect is diminished and may even disappear.
Oak City Cares hopes to restore hope and dignity and to reawaken a desire to become all God intended each person to be.
In addition to weekend meals, Oak City Cares is open every day and provide services like showers, laundry, case management, health and behavioral health services, mail services, social services, and much, much more. As you might suspect, many volunteers are needed to run Oak City Cares – welcome and hospitality, front desk, administrative support, basic services, family recreation area, etc. Go to their website if you’d like to volunteer directly with them: https://oakcitycares.org/