Urban Ministries of Wake County

An emptied cart is exchanged for a full one at Urban Ministries of Wake County in Raleigh, NC on June 16, 2020. It is not uncommon for there to be 25 or more cars in line to pick up much-needed groceries and supplies.
Linda Fisher, left, and Brenda Schafer pack a box with food staples at Urban Ministries of Wake County in Raleigh, NC on June 16, 2020. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Urban Ministries has had to limit the number of volunteers each shift.
Stan Yancey, left, and Nick Thompson team up to fill the trunk of a car with food at Urban Ministries of Wake County in Raleigh, NC on June 16, 2020. “We are trying to make this a place where people feel welcomed, respected and honored,” says Yancey.
Nick Robertson returns an empty cart after helping the last car at Urban Ministries of Wake County in Raleigh, NC on June 16, 2020. Robertson, Hunger and Nutrition Program Manager at Urban Ministries, says, “They pay me to feed people – that’s what I do.”
Chaplain Stan Yancey retuns from the line of waiting cars with an emptied cart during a rain shower at Urban Ministries’ food pantry in Raleigh, NC on June 16, 2020. “I hear a lot of stories of the struggle,” he says regarding the Covid-19 crisis.

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