Growing with Purpose

ABOUT THE PROJECTS

Food Pantry & Thrift Shop Renovations (11270 Elkins Road)

Since 2005, the number of food pantry distributions has increased 120%. Space for food delivery, storage, sorting, staging and volunteers needed to serve the growth was inadequate. Additionally, the layout was inefficient.

Space limitations in the Thrift Shop restricted efficient intake of donated items, inventory management and our ability to display all donated items. Aging systems in the Thrift Shop were inefficient and could not adequately support both the client clothing program and retail store.

Project Status: COMPLETE

We took advantage of facility closures during the pandemic to renovate the food pantry and Thrift Shop housed in our existing building at 11270 Elkins Road. We reopened our expanded food pantry to clients in early August. The Thrift Shop reopened after Labor Day. Click here to take a virtual tour and see the improvements we’ve made!

New Service & Education Center (11275 Elkins Road) 

Rendering of The Barbara Duffy Center

Our Assistance Team shared space in our existing facility with our food pantry and Thrift Shop. The space was often cramped and chaotic. Additionally, our Education programs operated out of a leased building that was recently sold, requiring us temporarily relocate to donated space nearby.

We determined that the opportunity to house both Assistance and Education teams under one roof would ultimately serve our families better in building self-sufficiency. A property across from our current location became available for us to expand and realize this opportunity.

It will become the point-of-entry for individuals and families, and will provide the space needed to expand Emergency Assistance/Case Management and Workforce Development and Education programs, including:

First Floor (Click to see floor plan) 

  • Welcome/Reception area for 25 with 2 workstations for client assistance
  • 3 classrooms and 1 technology/computer center, all equipped with SMART Boards
  • Expanded childcare space for children whose parents are onsite attending classes or receiving assistance
  • 5 case management offices, 3 program offices, 4 client assistance desks with one ADA compliant and 3 other program support spaces
  • 3 meeting rooms, 3 staff and volunteer work rooms, curriculum storage and a secure file room

Second Floor (Click to see floor plan)

  • 4 executive/administrative offices and 6 development and marketing staff offices
  • 1 staff workroom
  • 1 large board/multi-purpose room
  • 2 storage and 1 workroom

Remaining unfinished space on the second floor will be used for storage, but will provide flexibility for future buildout for additional community needs.

Project Status: IN PROGRESS 

In June, we broke ground on The Barbara Duffy Center, named in honor of NFCC’s first Executive Director who retired in 2019 after nearly 30 years of service. We anticipate completing construction by February 2021 and will host a dedication shortly thereafter.

For more information or to learn how you can help, please contact:

Holly M. York
Executive Director
678-387-4455
hyork@nfcchelp.org
Sherri Morgan
Director of Development
678-387-4459
smorgan@nfcchelp.org

Did You Know:

90%+ of individuals that receive financial assistance remain stably housed for 3+ months.