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LAURINBURG — The Mount Calvery Center for Leadership and Development gave out boxes of food to residents on Tuesday to help with their holiday meals.

Scotland County was just one of the stops on their list. According to Shawn Maynor, supervisor for CCLD, they are going to different counties to help others where they can.

“We have enough boxes to provide food for just over 100 families,” said Maynor. “Each resident will get two boxes. One has items like ham and collards while the other has fruits, vegetables, canned goods and other items usually used for cooking during the holidays. One box also has a type of desert in it as well.”

According to Maynor, the goods were purchased by their organization and volunteers from different vendors.

“We offer other services for those in need as well,” said Maynor. “We offer services for those who are actively in quarantine. Services such as emergency assistance, food assistance and medication drop-offs.

“For those needing assistance, they can call the office and speak with Jessica McDowell or Lisa Robinson,” added Maynor.

To contact the office call 910-620-1021.

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Food boxes with ham or turkey and a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as personal protective items, were recently distributed in Burgaw.

Mt. Calvary Center for Leadership Development worked to give the food boxes in collaboration with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and other supporters. A food drive was also held in Wallace.

Angela Castanon, of Willard, who received a food box stated, “I have heard about the good work that Mt. Calvary does and am so pleased to be able to receive a food box for the holidays. It is heart-warming to know that organizations such as Mt. Calvary step forward to try and provide resources to those in need. My work hours have been reduced due to the pandemic and it is really hard to be able to have everything you need for your family. The holidays would be a lot more difficult without the generosity of others.”

Mt. Calvary will continue to provide a variety of community health outreach and support initiatives, and offers numerous resources for those that maybe impacted by COVID-19. For more information, visit

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