Kure Beach "No Contact Food Drive" Delivers Donations To Help Center

Many people are finding ways to be productive, or, contribute to their community during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Kure Beach, the Town's Recreation Department is accepting food and monetary donations to aid the Help Center of Federal Point and feed those in need. Many people are finding ways to be productive, or, contribute to their community during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Kure Beach, the Town's Recreation Department is accepting food and monetary donations to aid the Help Center of Federal Point and feed those in need.

Kure Beach "No Contact Food Drive" Delivers Donations To Help Center Featured

By / Local News / Wednesday, 06 May 2020 18:13

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

KURE BEACH - Employees of the Town of Kure Beach began taking donations for the Help Center of Federal Point in recent weeks and ultimately recieved $11,500 in donations and delivered pick-up truck loads of food to the Center. The Center helps provide residents in need of food, clothing, help with utility bills, rent and anything else it can afford.

The Town held a "No Contact Food Drive" with collection bins placed at the entrance to Town Hall.

Items of particular need include: canned fruits and vegetables, canned fish, canned or dried beans, rice, cold cereal, macaroni and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, jelly, ketchup, mayonnaise, etc.

Kure Beach Recreation Director Nikki Keely explained, "The residents of Kure Beach really stepped up and supported the cause, allowing us to make a tremendous impact."

Town Commissioner Allen Oliver explained earlier this week in a letter to citizens, "During one of our Council Meetings we discussed the need to donate food or money to the Help Center of Federal Point.   Our Recreation Staff took the lead in organizing the drop off dates, publicity, sorting and finally delivery to the Help Center in Carolina Beach. We knew our residents would come through and as always help out in a time of need.   The response to the Food Drive was more than we could have ever expected.  Thanks to the help of Recreation, Building Inspection, Police and Finance staff we delivered 4 pickup truck loads of food and collected monetary donations of $11,500. "

He explained, "We are all experiencing many challenges with the Covid-19 pandemic  worrying about our family, friends and loved ones.  Many of the workers and business people on Pleasure Island needed our help.  You the Citizens of Kure Beach stepped up to the plate and helped countless people by giving to the Food Drive."

Oliver explained, "All the Town Council, Department Heads and Town Employees  are very privileged to serve you the Citizens of Kure Beach.   If you would like to donate directly to the Help Center you can contact them Monday - Friday at 910-458-2777. Thank you for your donations and contributions to the Help Center of Federal Point."

If you wish to make a financial donation to The Help Center, please place your donation in an envelope in the lock box located in Town Hall parking lot. They can accept cash, check, or money order and all checks/money orders should be made out to The Help Center. If you wish to donate but cannot get by Town Hall, you can mail your donation to Town Hall and we will ensure it is properly delivered. (Kure Beach Town Hall, c/o The Help Center, 117 Settlers Lane, Kure Beach, NC 28449)

About The Help Center:

Founded by local ministers and residents of Pleasure Island in 1985, the center was established to help meet growing needs of citizens in the community. The name “H.E.L.P Center” stands for “Help Establish Love for all People.”

Since its creation, the Federal Point Help Center has grown by leaps and bounds. The Center has helped residents in need of food, clothing, help with utility bills, rent and anything else it can afford. This Center is a way to help residents of Pleasure Island who may not qualify for other assistance programs stay put in the community. The current Covid-19 crisis has increased the need for the services of The Help Center but also impeded their normal means of collecting resources. We are looking to help fill that gap any way we can and appreciate your consideration. Any questions can be directed to the Kure Beach Recreation Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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