PCCS provides services to Pender County residents that enhance quality of life and strengthen the community.
In addition to our PCCS Pantry & Thrift Store, we are a disaster recovery resource, we provide workforce training opportunities, and we refer those whose needs exceed our capacity to other community organizations. We partner with more than 40 organizations and agencies to help provide emergency assistance to Pender County residents.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION: In addition to our on-site Food Pantry, we are a regional Health Services Organization (HSO) for the Healthy Opportunities Pilot (HOP) program that provides Medicaid recipients with curated weekly food boxes. We also hold monthly food giveaways through the federally funded Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and offer a Backpack Program-working with area churches to provide backpacks filled with non-perishable food and snacks for school-age children that are at risk of going hungry on weekends and during school breaks.
DISASTER & CRISIS RELIEF: PCCS is the primary Disaster Relief Agency for Continuum of Care in Pender County. We work with a consortium of nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and charitable organizations through the Pender Long Term Recovery Group to coordinate equitable distribution of resources and recovery services for those of Pender County affected by disasters. We provide first-aid supplies, cleaning products, personal care items, food, clothing, blankets, batteries. We also provide referrals to local agencies, service providers, and community organizations
CLOTHING, FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD GOODS: Through the Second Blessings Boutique, also known as the Thriftique, we raise funds that help support our mission. We are blessed with donations from more than 20 of the local area churches, caring individuals, and businesses in our community. The general public is welcome to purchase clothing, books, jewelry, toys, home goods, and more at very minimal prices.
PERSONAL CARE RESOURCES: We offer a Personal Care Pantry that provides toiletries, diapers, incontinence supplies, and Ensure & Glucerna (with Rx only).
WORKFORCE TRAINING: PCCS provides soft-skills training through volunteer opportunities for those seeking to enter the job market and those who have been disconnected from employment due to accident or injury. We also offer community service experiences for students and those mandated by the courts. Some of our partners include the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS), Telamon Transition Resources Corporation (Telamon), Communities in Schools, and the Department of Parole & Probation.
YOUTH SERVICES: PCCS offers curriculum-aligned health and science programs to students in Pender County, including take-home science materials kit to promote whole-family learning. The service expansion has helped fill a gap in informal education opportunities for area students, making them more college-ready and equipped to compete for higher paying careers.
WELLNESS HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL AID: PCCS partners with Health Possible, Inc to help those who are ready to improve their overall lifestyle and wellness, but cannot afford it. Click here to learn more.