Pender County Christian Services, Inc.

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Mrs. Sandy Harris, Executive Director
Primary Contact Name
Sandy Harris
Main Address

210 W. Fremont Street
Burgaw, NC 28425
United States

PO Box 84
Burgaw, NC 28425
United States

What We Do

Founded March 8, 1982, PCCS is a community resource offering a food pantry & thrift store, workforce development, community service opportunities and education programs for the citizens of Pender County. Our programs include the following:

  • Healthy Pantry:  We provide healthy food, diapers for children and adults, adult incontinent supplies, personal hygiene products, and discounted nutritional supplements. Our Drive Through Distribution is offered Monday through Friday beginning at 12:30pm.
  • Community Food Distribution: In addition to our on-site Food Pantry, we hold a Monthly Community Food Giveaway off-site at Seven Oaks Apartments in Burgaw through the federally funded Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). We also offer a Backpack Program, working with area churches to provide backpacks filled with non-perishable food and snacks for school-age children that are at risk of going hungry on weekends and during school breaks.
  • Clothing, Furniture & Household Goods:  Through the PCCS Thriftique, we raise funds so that we can help others. We are blessed with donations from more than 20 of the local area churches, as well as donations from caring individuals and businesses in our community, including clothing, books, knick-knacks, glassware, dinnerware, jewelry, toys, wall decor, home goods, and more. We offer these items for free to those in need, but the general public is encouraged to shop at very minimal prices. 
  • Disaster & Crisis Relief:  PCCS is the primary Disaster Relief Agency for Continuum of Care in Pender County. We work with a consortium of nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and charitable organizations through the Pender Long Term Recovery Group to coordinate equitable distribution of resources and recovery services for those of Pender County affected by disasters. We provide first-aid supplies, cleaning products, personal care items, food, clothing, blankets, batteries. We also provide referrals to local agencies, service providers, and community organizations
  • Workforce Training: PCCS provides soft-skills training through volunteer opportunities for those seeking to enter the job market and those who have been disconnected from employment due to accident or injury. We also offer community service experiences for students and those mandated by the courts.
  • Education Programs: Through our partnership with the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, we offer Nutrition Education and Healthy Recipes to our pantry clients. Thanks to Resourceful Communities, we have partnered with Science Alliance of Eastern North Carolina to offer Weather Science related education to students in all Pender County Elementary Schools.
Interesting Info
  • In 2023, PCCS served 22,806 families and 80,996 individuals with food, clothing and other necessities.
  • Also in 2023 PCCS distributed 327,468pounds of food - equal to 275,762meals to our neighbors experiencing food insecurity.
  • We have launched a Capital Building Campaign to acquire a larger structure to accommodate the growing needs of our community.
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Fundraising/Event Coordinator
Repeats daily for 365 times

Donation Sorters
Repeats daily, 9am - 9:46am for 365 times
Flexible Timing

Board Member
Repeats daily, 10am - 10:50am for 360 times
Duration of 50 minutes

Pantry Helper
Repeats daily, 11am - 11:49am for 335 times
Flexible Timing

Grounds Keeper
Repeats every 4 days, 9am - 9:48am for 363 times
Flexible Timing

Volunteers Helping in Pantry
Volunteers Helping with Diaper Donations