Common Heart, Inc is a grassroots 501 (c) (3) organization that fosters volunteer community action to address issues of hunger and poverty in Union County, NC and surrounding areas. “Bridging the Gap. Transforming Lives.” is a summation of the mission. We do this through mobilizing volunteers, creating resources, advocacy, networking and creating awareness.
Common Heart began in 2006 (as Common Heart Missional Community) when four friends embarked on a journey to create ways to bridge the gap for families in need. The desire that motivated them was to be personally active in addressing practical needs. What started as four friends delivering groceries to a few hungry neighbors has become a local grassroots movement of several hundred volunteers. They deliver groceries, visit families, develop friendships, and address very practical needs in a very personal, relational, neighborly way.
One of the hallmarks of this movement is showing love by meeting practical needs, listening, caring, praying and just being friends with our neighbors in need. From the beginning we have served mostly families with children.
Twelve years later Common Heart has a three-flold focus: food pantries, thift stores and economic empowerment. Common Cupboard, our initial pantry began with the founding of the organization in July 2006. We currently operate 6 food pantries providing a week's worth of groceries to nearly 32,000 individual in 2017. Common Things Thrift Store opened in May 2011 providing a variety of goods at below retail prices and serving the needs of low income people and the general pyublic. Our economic empowerment programs focus on helping families in poverty to rise to stability and self-sufficiency thorugh our Bridges Out of Poverty based programs. Additionally, we help individuals prepare taxes, botin health insurance and medicare benefits though partnerships with other nonprofits at our Indian Trail location.
Offices and progaming space - 116 Business Park Dr Indian Trail, NC 28079
Common Things - 321 Indian Trail Rd North, Indian Trail, NC 28079