With poverty and food insecurity being a prominent issue in Robeson County and downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina, many churches in the community have opened food pantry’s to help those who are in need. Among those churches is True Vine Ministries, located on Morganton road in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
True Vine’s food pantry is called Liberty Place. The pantry leader is Terrie Cobb. Cobb is a member of True Vine Ministries. Her passion for helping others is what led her to become the leader of the Liberty Place food pantry. With the help of several other church members, the pantry serves the community on Tuesdays and Thursday’s every week.
“This was just something I knew I needed to do. The Lord led me in this direction so I am going to continue to do His will”, Cobb said.
The food for the pantry is supplied by Second Harvest Food Bank in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The food includes meat, canned food, eggs, cereal, candy, baby food, baby formula, and much more.
The pantry also provides other basic needs such as toilet tissue, deodorant, tooth paste, detergent, and more.
“We try to make sure that everyone that comes to the pantry gets what they need to make it through the week”, Cobb said.
According to the pantry’s records, majority of the pantry’s visitors live in or around the downtown Fayetteville area, and parts of Robeson County.
“We know it’s a serious need when they travel all the way from Robeson County to get food and other basic necessities”, Cobb said.
Liberty Place food pantry will be giving away turkey’s and ham’s for the holidays.