GCF FARM CENTER
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, the GCF Farm donated more than 80,000 pounds of fresh produce to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina in 2014. We could not have done it without the strong support and efforts of our volunteers.
As we expand our growing capability and continue the use of the greenhouse in the colder months, the commitment of volunteers continues to be important.
Volunteers help with seeding, planting, cultivating, and harvesting in the greenhouse or on the fields. Everything we grow is donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. The GCF Farm operates year round.
The GCF Farm is located at 4902 Chin Page Road in Durham, just off Interstate 40 and Miami Boulevard. It is easy to get to from anywhere in the Triangle.
To see our available volunteer times at the farm, click the link below to view our Volunteer Calendar. All volunteer opportunities listed on the calendar begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon on the days indicated.
Volunteers must be middle-school age (12) and older. Anyone interested in learning more about volunteering at the GCF Farm as an individual, family, or group can email Huong Hornshuh at [email protected] or call (919) 281-9192. She will be happy to answer your questions and get you signed up to volunteer.
GCF VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Several times each year, volunteers are needed to help assemble school supply kits and holiday stockings filled with an assortment of toys, fruit, and candy. These items are then distributed to several Boys & Girls Clubs in eastern North Carolina. More than 4,000 school kits and 2,000 holiday stockings were provided in 2014.
No-sew blankets and Snoodles are distributed to parents of premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at eastern North Carolina hospitals by GCF Family Support Services.
No-sew blankets are small blankets made of two pieces of fleece that volunteers cut to size and then cut fringes around the edges. Parents can then tie the fringes while they sit with their babies.
Snoodles are small doll-like cuddle blankets. Sewing skills are required to make these. Those who cannot sew can help assemble Snoodles.
Please check the calendar often to see when opportunities are scheduled.
Volunteer opportunities are located at our corporate office on Chin Page Road in Durham, just off I-40 and Miami Boulevard.
Interested individuals, as well as school, church, and civic groups, are welcome to volunteer. Volunteers must be middle-school age (12) and older. Email Huong Hornshuh at [email protected] or call (919) 281-9192 for more information.