Phone (336) 859-5399
338 West Salisbury Street
PO Box 1197
Denton, North Carolina 27239
sdfrc1@windstream.net

Services

Emergency Food Pantry  

SDFRC has an emergency food pantry that serves families in crisis in Davidson County, North Carolina.  Our clients can receive groceries once a month and the amount of food they get is based on the number in their Family.  We average serving 125 to 150 families with around 306 people each month, and giving out 198 boxes of food.  This food is offered at no cost after a qualifying application is completed.    

Where We get our Food  

The food we have can come from many sources.  SDFRC is a partner agency with 2nd Harvest Food Bank of NWNC, located in Winston Salem, where we can purchase food and also get some government food at no cost.  We also order food from Dollar General in Denton and from Aldis in Thomasville.  We are fortunate to get salvage contribution from Food lion on Highway 109, Thomasville and Lowes Foods in Denton contributes to us from their food drives such as Bag Hunger and Friends Feeding Friends.  Our local Churches are very supportive with food drives and special occasion collections, and school groups and individual donation are very important.


Weekend Backpack Program  

Daily hunger in Davidson County is a very harsh reality and its elimination is one of SDFRC’s primary goals.  The Weekend Backpack Program provides students from our local elementary school with a backpack loaded with nutritious food for weekend consumption.  Participating students are selected by the school’s guidance counselor.   Denton Elementary School’s backpack has been in place for 2 years.  With the help and support of the Second Harvest Food Bank of NW North Carolina, Lowes Foods and South Davidson Family Resource Center, 50 Children receive a backpack of child friendly food each week.  This program assures that the children will have food to eat on the weekends when that are not eating school lunches and snacks, and it helps parents in planning to meet their children’s nutritional needs.


Clothing Closet  

Our center maintains a “closet” where we have donated clothing (it may be “previously Owned and gently used” or it may be new) for all ages, genders, and sizes.  We strive to keep sizes separated and items either hung or folded and grouped as to men’s, women’s, boys’, girls’ and infants’.  The closet is maintained by our faithful volunteers who can assist in selection of outfits for all family members, or anyone may just browse on their own.  We do have some shoes but supply depends on donations. Our clothing (as well as our food and other services) is offered free of charge to our area citizens.  And as noted, all clothes have been donated and we accept donations of CLEAN, Gently Uses Clothes, shoes and small household items during our office hours—8:30am to 12:00 Noon on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  Please DO NOT leave items outside while we are closed.


Emergency Financial Assistance

With our community and nation facing tremendous economic challenges and housing crisis, Family Resource Center is doing its part in helping families to avoid eviction or foreclosure through rent and mortgage assistance.  When a family loses their housing, it can be a devastating situation, and we will work with clients and/or banks to help keep families in their homes.   Emergencies can happen to anyone and people turn to SDFRC to help them get through bad times.  If your power or water gets turned off, it can be a serious problem.  Once it has been disconnected, it is harder and more expensive to get it turned back on.   South Davidson Family Resource Center can help you to avoid these situations.  Our resource center remains dedicated to dealing with each client, working jointly to achieve solutions.  We also provide information and referrals which can connect people with resources and other agencies to help meet their needs.   For emergency financial assistance, you will need to come to our office to complete an application.  Call our office at 336-859-5399 for clarification.  Due to funding restraints these services are limited to Southern Davidson County residents.

 

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