Emergency Food Shelter Program

Our United Way administers the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), a federal initiative through FEMA and the National Food and Shelter Program.  Locally, through an Advisory Board, during the 2013-14 Phase 31, we distributed $96,240 to eligible Local Recipient Organizations (LRO’s) that provide emergency food and shelter within Nash and Edgecombe counties.

Advisory Board Members

Board Chair:

Warren Stephenson
Homeless Advocate

Melvia Batts
Nash County Department of Social Services

Sister Mary Ann Czaja
Tarboro Community Outreach

Ron Dyson
The Salvation Army

Lieutenant Matthew Trantham
The Salvation Army

Ginny Mohrbutter
United Way Tar River Region

Jan Warren
Meals on Wheels

Nedra Maryland
R.E.A.C.H.-Word Tabernacle

Sarah S. Hill
Nash County Adult Services

Bobbie Noble
Edgecombe County Department of Social Services

Akua Jackson

Ron Scott
MHA-Tar River Region

Chris Miller
Rocky Mount City Council

Chris Battle

Leonard Tillery
United Community Ministries

Meredith Holland
My Sister’s House

Terrence Wilson, MD
Medical Rehabilitation

Elizabeth Scott
United Way Tar River Region

Allen Mitchell
Mayor’s Commission for Persons with Disabilities

Matt Warren
American Red Cross - Frederick E. Turnage

Kirk Scott
Christian Fellowship Home

Barry Richardson

Brooke Futrell

Kim Hickerson

Jesse Lewis
Church on the Rise Peacemakers Family Center

Elizabeth Mosley
St. Andrews Episcopal Church

Funded Local Recipient Organizations

  • Christian Fellowship Home of Nash-Edgecombe Counties - provides supervised living and supportive services to chemically dependent adults at risk of relapse.
  • Church on the Rise, Peacemakers Family Center - offers a wide range of programs and services including an afterschool program, food pantry, GED classes, computer lab and networking.
  • My Sister's House - Provides outreach and shelter services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • R.E.A.C.H. (Responsive Assistance to Cooperative Households) Word Tabernacle - offers hope to individuals and families in temporary financial crisis through a variety of relief and development services; includes food pantry, rent/utilities assistance.
  • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church - provides a variety of outreach services; includes serving daily meals 
  • Tarboro Community Outreach, Inc. - Provides assistance to needy individuals- food items, hot meals, shelter, recycled furniture, transportation, couseling, home visits, and referrels.
  • The Salvation Army - Provides emergency funds and assistance to help people with housing, health care and food, as well as helping make holidays happier for needy children.
  • United Community Ministries - Focuses primarily on the needs of homeless and nearly homeless families and individuals by helping them move toward stable, permanent housing.