Food Security Current Events

Back-to-School Extravaganza

The Back-to-School Extravaganza is a collaborative effort between Wake County Cooperative Extension, East Wake Food Family, Shepherd's Care Medical ClinicPleasant Grove Baptist Church, as well as many others.

This event hopes to provide families and children with necessary resources to better prepare them for the upcoming school year.

The Back-to-School Extravaganza will take place on Saturday, August 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carver Center at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 952 Morphus Bridge Road, Wendell.

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For any questions involving attending this event, please contact Robin Smith, Regional Partnerships VISTA,

Donation Items

The following items are being collected:

  • Children clothing (infant to high school)
  • Young adult professional clothing
  • New undergarments

Donation Locations

Donations will be collected from July 2 to July 28 at the following locations:

  • Universal Chevrolet
    • 114 N. Main St., Wendell
  • Farmhouse Café, Wendell Falls
    • 320 Vintage Point Lane, Wendell
  • Wendell Fire Department
    • 2960 Wendell Blvd., Wendell
  • Zebulon Fire Department
    • 113 E. Vance St., Zebulon


Volunteer positions are available on both Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August, 5. Please review the available slots below and sign up. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for more than one position. 

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For any questions regarding volunteering, please contact Robin Smith contact Robin Smith, Regional Partnerships VISTA,