The work that the Alms House does for the children of Cumberland County Schools is awesome. There are many underprivileged students whose basic needs cannot be met during the weekends. The Alms House packs up to 500 backpacks with food for students to take home over the weekend to ensure they have meals. Lunches are provided throughout the week so that those adults that may be in need will have at least one nutritious meal for the day. There are other opportunities in which they assist those less fortunate in times of needs. They are very transparent in all they do and use their funding to provide for others in the most helpful way possible. It is an honor that I have had to volunteer time to help pack the backpacks and to feel the satisfaction in knowing that students are being fed through what we do as volunteers to prepare those backpacks.
Having been a volunteer with the Alms House in Hope Mills, I have seen a lot of people helped. It has been in existence for 3 decades. Food, clothing and monetary help for medications plus other things. Many churches and individuals have kept us going. I am going on my 14th year and have found it always helpful to area population.
As Director of the ALMS HOUSE, I am thrilled to be part of this organization. The ALMS HOUSE has assisted thousands of people through the years with food, clothing, household items, and (previously) financial assistance. The most current project is KAP (Kids Assistance Program) which supplies (back pack) bags to local children every weekend. The children who are in need of food are determined by the school social workers (who actually deliver the bags to them.) There is so much need in our local community. KAP currently serves ten schools in the area with a total number of bags at this time at 460 each week. Food in the bags is very nutritionally balanced - and tasty; at a cost of approximately $5 per bag. The ALMS HOUSE is a very small organization, but with the support of our local churches, businesses and the over-all community, these children will receive food as needed. Additional financial support is always needed - as the numbers increase weekly.
Each Thursday morning I go to the Alms House to assist preparing backpacks of food for students in our school system. As a former principal, I understand this need of children and am so blessed to be able to assist Alms House in providing for this need. It gives me great honor and satisfaction to see such work being provided for our needy students. Thanks Alms House for such a great service to the students of Cumberland County.
I have been involved with the the Alms House ministry for over 20 years. I utilized the services of the Alms House as a school social worker and as a member of an Alms House sponsoring Church. The referral process for accessing services is uncomplicated and straight forward. The staff and volunteers treat clients with respect and with high regard to their confidentiality.
I learned of the Alms House when our church adopted families for Christmas almost 8 years ago. Since then, I've retired from the school system and have been working with the KAP program 4 years. Having first hand experience of the need in the schools, I know the Alms House is an invaluable asset to these children and families. I encourage anyone interested in helping their community to visit the Alms House. Not only do they provide the backpack lunches for kids, they provide meals everyday. No one is turned away. This place is a light in our community.
Great group of volunteers! Always looking for ways to better support the community of hope Mills, NC. Our church has been sponsoring this organization since they started over 30 years ago and my wife and i have personally supported them for over 15 years. Couldn't ask for a better small, local non-profit to contribute to their efforts or as a place to volunteer.
I am so excited to be part of a team that gives of their time and heart so willingly. Over 10 years ago we started a Love Lunch program to feed the less fortunate in our community. Our program now chaired by a retired army vet, serves two meals a day. We have volunteers who pick up and serve food prepared by the Salvation Army to 25 or more at each meal. After years of serving on a cold, door stoop; a building was located and restored to fit the needs of the Love Lunch Program. This, in turn helped our director Delores Schiebe better meet the needs of the community. The KIDS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (KAP) was developed. With the help of grants, churches, donations and volunteers 400 students are given bags of non perishable items To sustain them through the weekend. Each bag of non perishable items: box milk, protein, pasta, juice etc. cost per bag is $5.00. That times 400 = $2000 per week from the Alms house budget. The numbers of the kids in need continue to grow. Local senior ladies pack the gallon size bags, and the social worker at the 8 surrounding schools come pick these up on Friday and then give it to the kids he or she knows that are in need.
I have had the privilege of working with Alms House for around 15 years. The joy that we have been able to bring to families who are less fortunate is overwhelming. Through our Love Lunch program, sending weekend food backpacks home with our school children, our Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, food pantry, clothing closet, or providing counseling and financial assistance, we are able to touch families in all facets of their lives. I am able to experience first hand the impact that we continue to make for our community. The Alms House continues to enriched my life as we continue to reach out to our brothers and sisters.
I found this wonderful gem of an agency nestled in the idyllic Hope Mills, NC. They are able to reach a variety of individuals from all walks of life. Their mission to fight food insecurity and to enable families to reach a higher level of financial success is truly admirable. Please check them out: www.almshousehopemills.com.
I love working with the ALMS House, we have some awesome volunteers everyone is like family. The people that volunteer to serve love dealing with the people. They have several programs that give back 100% to the people. We believe that everyone should be treated with respect always and all the time.