Spotlight on Business: Good Shepherd Center

The mission of Good Shepherd Center is to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and foster transition to housing. For more than 30 years, Good Shepherd has helped men, women and families in crisis through a Soup Kitchen serving 85,000 meals a year; a Day Shelter and a Night Shelter with access to showers, restrooms, telephones and clean clothing; an onsite Medical Clinic in partnership with the NHC Health Department; Second Helpings program redistributing up to 500 tons of salvaged food each year; and a rehousing program that helps individuals and families get back into their own home. In addition, just a few blocks away the Sgt. Eugene Ashley Center offers both a transitional home and a permanent, supportive home for veterans with a history of substance abuse. Good Shepherd relies on the generosity of more than 300 weekly volunteers and the numerous donations of food and funds from the community.

Upcoming events to benefit Good Shepherd include Empty Bowls on March 14th at the First Baptist Church Activities Center on Independence Blvd. You will enjoy a luncheon of homemade soups and breads provided by local restaurants, with each guest receiving a hand-crafted pottery bowl by local artists. Proceeds benefit Good Shepherd Center and Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard.

Good Shepherd’s 11th Annual Landfall Golf Tournament will be held on April 7th. This fundraiser attracts both golfers and businesses and sup-ports Good Shepherd’s programs and services.

For more information on Good Shepherd, to hold a food drive, to sponsor an event or to schedule a tour please contact Janet Knott, Associate Development Director, 910-763-4424 x113 or email assocdevelopmentdirector@goodshepherdwilmington.org.

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