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Auction April 12th
Fairgrove Family Resource Center's ninth annual auction to raise programming funds will be held on Saturday April 12th at 5:00 pm at our office/warehouse, 159 Myrtle Drive, Thomasville, NC. Businesses and individuals from all over the Triad are generously donating a variety of items to be sold. We are lucky to have Dale Norris (NCAL #9161) as our auctioneer this year. Hot dogs, snacks and homemade desserts will be sold.
Shady Grove United Methodist men will construct a storage building on your property. No moving costs, no hassle.Standby for reserve. Details below.
Bob Timberlake personally signed this print valued at $1,000. This was generously donated by Elaine and Ken Shaw. There is a reserve on this print.
Fairgrove Resource Center needs help; food donations are down
By Deneesha Edwards
The Dispatch Published: Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3:48 p.m.
Facts Want to help feed?
Fairgrove Family Resource Center is asking for help with food donations. The center has refrigerators and freezers to store all types of food, especially meat products. Checks can be mailed to and donations can be dropped off at 159 Myrtle Drive, Thomasville, NC 27360. For more information, go to fgfrc.org or call 472-7217.
Since the start of the school year, Fairgrove Family Resource Center is seeing record numbers for a variety of reasons.
"It's impossible to keep food in here," Fisher said. "We are not receiving enough donated food. We are suffering tremendously. I have been here 11 years. I have never served the value of people we're serving now."
Across the state, thousands of North Carolina families have waited longer than usual on their food benefits, as social services departments continue to struggle with a new case management database implemented in 2013.
The Davidson County Department of Social Services is hiring extra staff to improve customer service operations, which have lagged while social workers have spent hundreds of hours catching up on backlogged applications and renewals.
Child Hunger: A look at the difficult issue of child hunger in our state
1 in 5 children goes hungry in our state, in some areas 1 in 3 children are food insecure. Heather Burgiss visits the food banks of Eastern & Western North Carolina, as well as several regional organizations, to learn what programs are in place to help children & families in need.
The following video is an eye-opening report on child hunger in North Carolina and the Thomasville area. This report aired on the program NC Now on UNC-TV Friday, August 2nd.
I am very grateful for the service and programs provided by Fairgrove Family Resource Center. They have provided my family with invaluable information that benefits us in so many ways. I think many families I know would benefit from taking parenting classes.