Oak City Outreach Center

Oak City Outreach Center This program has permanently closed and merged into the organization Oak City Cares. Please visit the Oak City Cares page for more information.
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The Oak City Outreach Center provides prepared meals to those in the community who are experiencing homelessness, hunger or food insecurity on the weekends and some select holidays. It is a community space where all are welcomed, engagement is valued, and hospitality is the foundation.

Mission: The mission of the Oak City Outreach Center is to provide a place of hospitality on weekends where people can gather to receive and give nourishment. This comes from the sharing of food and fellowship and fostering an environment of community building. As one of the church leaders providing food said, “We hope it will be a place where everyone knows your name and everyone is welcome.”

Operating as usual

04/09/2019

Be sure to follow us at our new location Oak City Cares for the latest news and updates.

03/29/2019

🍽Reminder: Beginning tomorrow weekend meals will be served throughout the day from 9am-6pm at the new Oak City Cares location.
Oak city Cares, 1430 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27603

Oak City Outreach Center Celebrates Success and New Beginnings - Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh
03/26/2019
Oak City Outreach Center Celebrates Success and New Beginnings - Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh

Oak City Outreach Center Celebrates Success and New Beginnings - Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh

On Sunday, March 24th, the last meals were served from the Oak City Outreach Center. For almost five years, the City of Raleigh, the Raleigh Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness, the Raleigh Police Department, and Catholic Charities have collaborated to make the Center a success. During....

03/26/2019

Reminder: Beginning March 30th, weekend meals will be served at the new Oak City Cares location, from 9am-6pm throughout the day.
Oak City Cares
1430 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
For more information follow us on Facebook at Oak City Cares

02/12/2019

This is a reminder of the volunteer information session for Oak City Cares. It is being held this Wednesday, February 13th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at the current Oak City Outreach Center. Please visit www.oakcitycares.org to register!

12/25/2018

Today, Christmas Eve, the Oak City Outreach Center had the honor to serve meals to our friends that needed it. We served 268 people 392 meals.

Thank you to our food providers Rocky Top Hospitality Catering; Catherine Woyee and Friends; and Food 4 Thought for helping to make this happen. In addition, Women That Care came and distributed a multitude of hygiene and personal items with approximately 105 guests.

It was a great day and we were blessed to be open to provide a welcoming and hospitable environment for all that needed a place to be.

12/10/2018

While many of us stayed inside to keep warm during this snowstorm, our dedicated volunteers still came out to serve our neighbors. By the end of the day, over 100 meals were shared. We are grateful to The Eck Family, Human Beans Together, Rocky Top Catering, and Food4Thought for braving the weather!

Hello all! We hope that you are all safe and have made it through the storm thus far with out any issues.We do have powe...
09/15/2018
SUNDAY 9/16/2018-UPDATED VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Hello all!

We hope that you are all safe and have made it through the storm thus far with out any issues.

We do have power today, and thus posted on Facebook that we will be OPEN TODAY from 3 to 5 pm with a meal at 4 pm. We are good on food for today, but if you would like to come down to the Center to volunteer today, please come on down around 3 pm. 😊

We will also be OPEN TOMORROW from 10 am to 3 pm, and should also be good with food, but could use some additional volunteers. If you are available, please use the following link to sign up 😊

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f45ada828a2fc1-sunday

We have several staff without power or internet, so this signup genius is the best way to let us know that you are able to volunteer.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Johnson at (919) 812-2304.

Kathy will be in contact with food providers confirmed for tomorrow, this evening when returning from the afternoon meal being provided at the center today.

Thank you!

Oak City Outreach Center WILL BE open on SUNDAY, September 16th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.    We will be serving two (2) meals to meet the nourishment needs of our guests, Brunch at 11:00 am and Mid-Day Meal at 1:30 pm. Please review the following opportunities and sign-up if you will be availabl...

09/15/2018

Hello all!
We have power at the Center and are going to OPEN TODAY from 3-5 with a meal at 4 pm. Thank you to World Central Kitchen for providing the meal today! If you are available today and want to come volunteer, please come on down!

09/15/2018

Good morning! Checking on power and condition of the Outreach Center and will update as soon as we have that info.

If you are interested in signing up "on standby" to volunteer for Sunday (IF we are open), please sign up using our sign...
09/13/2018
SUNDAY 9/16/2018-UPDATED STANDBY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If you are interested in signing up "on standby" to volunteer for Sunday (IF we are open), please sign up using our sign-up genius (link below). We will follow up with those signed up once we know the status of whether we will be open on Sunday. Thank you in advance!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f45ada828a2fc1-sunday

Oak City Outreach Center HOPES to be open on SUNDAY, September 16th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  We will not know about our ability to open until  Saturday.  Therefore, we are asking for volunteers to sign up on STANDBY.  IF OPEN, we will be serving two (2) meals to meet the nourishment needs of o...

09/13/2018

UPDATE: We are still hoping to be open on Sunday, and if so, would operate on a 10 am to 3 pm schedule. We will likely need volunteers to be on Standby for Sunday. Will be sending emails to volunteers and updating the sign up genius with updated shifts soon. Stay tuned... And stay safe and dry!

09/13/2018

Due to the uncertainty of the weather on Saturday, and the inability to ensure the safety of the site, our guests, and our volunteers, Oak City Outreach Center will be CLOSED on SATURDAY 9/15/18.

Oak City Outreach Center, Shepard’s Table, and the Raleigh Rescue Mission are working together to ensure that there will be food available even with closures.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY bag lunches will be given out from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Raleigh Rescue Mission.

We are continuing to evaluate whether we will be able to be open on Sunday, but may not know that until Saturday. We will continue to update you through email and Facebook posts.

09/12/2018

Given the changes in the projected path of Florence, we will make a final decision by early tomorrow morning about whether OCOC Weekend Services will be available. In the meantime, we are reaching out by phone to our generous food providers and volunteers to verify availability to assist with food provision this weekend.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to monitor the storm. If at all possible, we would like to be open this weekend, and will know better if that is possible by tomorrow morning. Stay tuned!

The Oak City Outreach Center will be open the normal operating hours of 9 am - 6 pm on this Saturday, 9/1/18, and Sunday...
08/31/2018
2018 Labor Day Weekend and Holiday Volunteers Needed

The Oak City Outreach Center will be open the normal operating hours of 9 am - 6 pm on this Saturday, 9/1/18, and Sunday, 9/2/18. We will also be open on Labor Day, 9/3/18, from 10 am - 3 pm. We are in need of additional volunteers. Therefore, if you are in town this weekend and have a desire to serve, please sign up on the following Sign Up Genius link. Happy Labor Day!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f45ada828a2fc1-20183

The Oak City Outreach Center will be open our regular time this weekend, Saturday-September 1st and Sunday-September 2nd from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. We are in need of a few additional volunteers to help out. Please see the below time slots requested. If you are not already scheduled and able to help pl...

The Oak City Outreach Center shares meals and fellowship with our friends who are experiencing homelessness and/or food ...
07/14/2018
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The Oak City Outreach Center shares meals and fellowship with our friends who are experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity in the Downtown Raleigh area every weekend. To help continue this wonderful work and further the welcoming environment to serve the guests of the Center, we are in need of some much needed donations. The current Amazon list attached features our request for canopies for the comfort of outdoor seating in challenging weather; water coolers to ensure that cold water is always available; and rolling ice chests to ensure sufficient ice at the Center. We ask that anyone who is able to purchase items for us or donate ones that they may already own that is in good condition to check out the link.

05/28/2018

Today the Oak City Outreach Center was open for Memorial Day to provide food and a dry place to be for our friends in the community that needed it. Through the generosity of Rocky Top Hospitality Catering we served 305 people during the 11:00 am brunch meal; and through a group from the Islamic Center of Raleigh we served another 167 meals during the 1:30 pm mid-day meal. An unduplicated total of 343 individuals were served. We also had bananas, oranges, pears, apples and some desserts provided by Food 4 Thought.

The Oak City Outreach Center is honored to be a place were food, fellowship and community can be shared with those that need it most every weekend and some holidays like today when food is not being provided elsewhere in the community.

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215 S Person St
Raleigh, NC
27601

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The Oak City Outreach Center is coordinated and run by Catholic Charities on behalf of the City of Raleigh and the Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness.

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