Wake Boys and Girls Club

Justin Peers brings a box of produce for donation to the Friday food pantry at the Boys and Girls Club on N. Raleigh Blvd in Raleigh, NC on June 5, 2020. The pantry accepts donations during the morning and opens up to the community on Friday afternoons.
Lindsey Doerr crosses the basketball court at the Boys and Girls Club in Raleigh, NC on July 3, 2020. The area has been repurposed as a community food pantry so that the club can continue to provide for the children and families that benefitted from its afterschool programs before the shut down.
Angela Dockery heads into the Boys and Girls Club Teen Center with bags full of food donations in Raleigh, NC on July 3, 2020. “We’ve built the relationships now, so we all know the process”, says Lindsey Doerr Volunteer Engagement manager, as the Club’s food pantry enters its fourth month of operations during the pandemic.
Lindsey Doerr organizes donations at the Boys and Girls Club food pantry in Raleigh, NC on July 3, 2020. The club is dedicated to helping the community, but the staff “is used to being around kids 24/7” and they miss being able to fulfill their primary mission.
The welcome desk at the Boys and Girls Club Teen Center is unmanned and the lights are off in Raleigh, NC on July 3, 2020. But the Club is preparing to cautiously in the next week re-open with limited attendance.

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Photo Credit: Bisi Cameron Yee and Activate Good’s ‘Look for the Helpers’ Photojournalism Project (See the entire collection at ActivateGood.org/Helpers)

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