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First Born Community Development Center Charity Profile
The First Born Community Development Center (FBCDC) was established on a vision based on a Hebrews 12:23 scripture derived from the King James version of the bible. The main visionary responsible for the founding of the center on January 1, 1992 was Bishop J. L. Smith. The Center has been a member agency of the Food Bank of North Carolina since June 16, 1992. All Federal In-kind food contributions come from The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)/USDA. In 1993-1994, the FBCDC built a 2,600 square foot building to house the food operation. The center has freezers for perishable goods and storage space for non-perishable items. The foundation of the building was donated by Burroughs Wellcome, Inc. which is now DSM Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
FBCDC is open every second and fourth Saturday from 10am to 12pm. During this time, families and individuals fill out applications and pick up food. Food boxes are delivered to the homebound elderly and handicapped.
FBCDC food boxes vary with size of household, but they usually contain canned, fresh and frozen meats, as well as bread, fruit, vegetables, dairy products beverages and health and beauty aids.
FBCDC has many community volunteers who are dedicated to assisting with food distribution and application processing.
FBCDC has a Thrift Shop open during operational hours, Items are available to recipients at no cost, but donations are accepted for the Thrift Shop information, contact Martha Chamberlain.
FBCDC has a kids corner provides education and nutritional classes. Recreational activities are also offered to recipients while they wait.
First Born Community Development Center Volunteer Information
First Born Community Development Center needs volunteers to give of their time and talents. To volunteer or obtain more information, please call Carolyn Spencer at (252)758-6147.