Volunteer Opportunities During COVID-19

Interfaith Food Shuttle

Helping children, families, and seniors now more than ever. In response to concerns over the Coronavirus, schools and businesses are shutting down leaving many neighbors without answers on where their next meal will come from. Interfaith Food Shuttle will remain open to address this need. They will produce ready-to-eat nutritious frozen meals a day, available for free for families in high-need communities. They are working collaboratively with school and community partners to have these free meals available as soon as possible. Each of these frozen, healthy meals costs are increasing and we are asking you – our community – to make at least 2,500 meals a week possible by donating today. Make a donation on their website »


FPC Virtual Food Drive

Hi Friends,

I have received many inquiries about FPC Shares and food drop-off during this COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to keep everyone safe, I am encouraging folks to not go to stores to shop and drop off items at the church. In lieu of physically collecting FPC Shares, we will participate in a virtual Food Drive with Interfaith Food Shuttle. Donations go to Backpack Buddies, Groceries for Seniors, several food pantries, and WCPSS food programs. To donate by online shopping, go to: FPC Shares Virtual Food Drive and type “First Presbyterian Church Raleigh” in the additional Information box or visit FPC donation page to contribute a specific dollar amount. This is a great way to continue to support food insecurity in Wake County during this period of uncertainty. Once this pandemic is behind us, we can all do a pantry purge and resume our traditional FPC shares donations. Thanks so much for your generosity and continued support. So proud to be part of such a wonderful community of faith.

Blessings and Love,
Kathy Johnson


Transitions Life Care

You can simply make a donation through the following link: www.transitionslifecare.org/donate and reach out to Christine Casey (cc’d) the Director of Philanthropy at the following number or email and she would be glad to help if you need anything. chcasey@transitionslifecare.org Main Office: (919) 828-0890, Direct: (919) 719-6702, Cell: (919) 744-6403

Transitions LifeCare is also initiating a POP-UP Food Pantry! Volunteer Services Team Leader, Lori Mayhue-Brown (cc’d) is overseeing these efforts and you can reach her at: lbrown@transitionslifecare.org or at the Main Office: (919) 828-0890

Donations of perishable food items or frozen meals will be given to Transitions LifeCare patients across services lines that are impacted by COVID-19. The benefactors of your donations are patients and their loved ones who have financial and/or mobility concerns or high risk/compromised immune systems.

Items Needed:

  • Frozen Meals
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Canned Meat (tuna, chicken)
  • Chef Boyardee
  • Cereal
  • Grits
  • Rice
  • Dried Beans
  • Oatmeal
  • Mac ‘n Cheese
  • Pasta / Noodles
  • Crackers
  • Canned Soup
  • Plastic Bags for transport

We welcome factory-sealed, non-perishable products and beverages, refrigerated or frozen items and fresh produce. Our most-needed items include:

  • Frozen Meals
  • Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Meat, and Soup (pop-top cans and low sodium a plus!)
  • Whole Grain Pasta, Brown Rice, Dried Beans, and Cereal
  • Peanut Butter and other nut butter
  • Snacks for Kids & Adults: Fruit Cups, Juice Boxes, Granola Bars, Crackers, Popcorn and Sugar-Free Pudding Cups

Secondly, We need PPE! (personal protective equipment)

While we totally understand and agree that we have to prioritize the distribution of PPE to emergency services, acute care settings (i.e. hospitals), and long term care facilities (i.e. nursing homes), we also know our work, during one of the most critical times in life, will continue and our dedicated staff is committed to providing high-quality and safe care at home and in our Hospice Home. Also, care at home is a key component of mitigating the spread and decreasing the stress on our healthcare system.

Transitions LifeCare needs unopened boxes or packages of the following personal protective equipment (PPE):

  • Masks: surgical/procedural, N95
    homemade is acceptable- we can give more guidance if needed
  • Medical/isolation gowns
    homemade is acceptable- we can give more guidance if needed
  • Face shields and goggles
  • Gloves: exam/surgical (all sizes)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wipes: bleach and alcohol

How to Donate:

  • Drop Off Location: Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, 26707
  • Drop Off Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Drop Off Times: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

All donors are asked to remain in their vehicle during drop off. It’s best to have all items in a plastic bag or box in your trunk so we can ensure proper distancing. In your bag or box, please provide contact information (name, email or physical address) so we can know who to thank!