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We were thrilled to have our own Kim Crawford, ACAC Executive Director give her input this week at the Community Connections Forum sponsored by Elon University and The Times-News. She offered insight about the issue of hunger in Alamance County. The forum was featured in a story by Elon's student newspaper, The Pendulum, and was also taped in case you missed it. Kim's biggest charge to all at the forum- "Do something!"

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We are thrilled to announce the hiring of a new Program Director! This newly created staff position will oversee shelter, food pantry, and kitchen operations. ACAC has recently taken a leading role in Alamance County for the intake of those in need of housing. The Program Director will be a huge asset as our essential programs grow.

Jan Bowman has most recently served as the McKinney-Vento Program Specialist for the Alamance-Burlington School System, where she grew a passion for assisting the homeless and at-risk population in Alamance County. Her emphasis was on linking families...

An unexpected surprise arrived at the ACAC Shelter on the Friday before Valentine's Day. Several women from Elon University arrived with personalized cards and flower bouquets for each woman and child staying with us. "The Flower Project" as the students call it, is an initiative that began when a class speaker inspired them to take action for women in trying situations.

After gathering donations through an online campaign, the group spent time putting together hundreds of flowers and cards.

The students hoped that their flowers and cards would be reminder to women in...

Access to mental health services such as counseling, referrals, and sustained care is vital for many of the at-risk population in Alamance County. Now, thanks to funding through the United Way of Alamance County and a partnership with RHA Behavioral Health,  ACAC is able to offer those services in-house.

Homelessness is a traumatic experience. People experiencing homelessness are under constant stress, unsure of whether they will be able to sleep in a safe environment or obtain a decent meal. According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, the mentally ill homeless...

In late 2014,  the outpouring of support from the surrounding community made it apparent that a change was needed here. In order to better serve ACAC's generous donors and volunteers, a Volunteer/Donor Coordinator staff position was created. Luckily for us, the best candidate was already here! 

Brittany Graybeal came on as Food Services Advocate at ACAC in September of 2014. Her hard work in the Food Pantry and Food Collection Site stood out, and her friendly demeanor helped ACAC create lasting relationships in the community. 

When asked about her new role,...

Looking to fill the void, a new food pantry is set to open in Mebane. Starting Jan. 20, Manna Market will serve food to those in need from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, 301 S. Third St. The food pantry ministry is opening in partnership with Allied Churches of Alamance County, Manna Market Coordinator Ken Hunt said.

“When Loaves and Fishes closed, there was no place in Mebane for the needy people to get food,” Hunt said. “People were having to go to the Allied (Churches) food bank in Burlington, and one did open...

Allied Churches is hiring!  We have openings for Food Services Advocate and Shelter Advocate. If you are interested in learning more about these positions - click on: What YOU can do / Work for us.

To apply for either of these positions - please send a cover letter and resume to info@alliedchurches.org. 

Sara Beth Puckett was recently named as Allied Churches of Alamance County’s new development associate who will direct fundraising and marketing efforts for the nonprofit organization.  “We are delighted to have Sara Beth on board to help continue a hugely successful year at Allied Churches of Alamance County,” Executive Director Kim Crawford said. “Her past experience gives us a fresh new perspective for continuing the work of housing the homeless and feeding the hungry here in Alamance County.”  see more........

WBAG to broadcast live from Holly Hill Mall TODAY 9am - 2pm.   Bring your canned goods, and cash over to the mall today (Monday June 30) - meet WBAG staff, members of the Elon Football team, and of course ACAC staff as they help us raise much needed cash and food!!  We'll be in the back entrance near Dave's Furniture Decorator Warehouse mall entrance.

ACAC has exciting employment opportunities!  We are currently looking for passionate people to fill openings in our Shelter ....go to http://www.alliedchurches.org/work-us for more information!

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