Tasty and Homegrown: Good Shepherd Center Holds Fundraiser to hail ‘The Flavor of NC’
Good Shepherd Center has been housing and feeding people in need for 30 years in our Cape Fear region. What started as a soup kitchen in 1983 has evolved into much more. Today they serve on average 75,000 meals a year, and their day shelter provides folks a place to shower, change clothes, make a phone call, and even have an address to retrieve mail or use on a job application. The Good Shepherd’s night shelter hosts 118 beds and four family rooms. Plus, they operate the Sgt. Eugene Ashley Center, which executes an 18-month program for veterans fighting substance abuse. The center helps find permanent supportive housing for veterans who graduate the program. Programs extend into helping with money management, job applications and interviews, planning for self-suficiency and transportation, as well as offering financial assistance.
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