The Partnership’s goal is to be part of the solution to end area hunger and homelessness and works collaboratively with the City of Raleigh, Catholic Charities and more than four dozen community groups and churches to support the Oak City Outreach Center.
The Center celebrated its three-year anniversary on June 14, 2017! The Center is open from 9am to 6pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and six designated holidays. Since June 2014, the center has served more than 240,000 much-needed meals to adults, families and the elderly alike.
The Oak City Outreach Center (OCOC) represents a unique collaboration between local government, private faith-based and advocacy organizations. The building is a City-owned, 3,200 square foot facility located directly across from Moore Square Park in downtown Raleigh. The Center has brought community groups together that had never collaborated before to provide meals, hygiene kits, and other resources for those who are unstably housed or homeless in Wake County. The Center currently serves around 330 unduplicated persons (men, women, and children) each weekend.
On average we serve 300-400 men, women, and children every weekend.
In May of 2016, the Partnership teamed up with Leadership Raleigh to host a “friendraiser” event to highlight the Partnership’s work to end hunger and homelessness in the community. The “friendraiser” was a pig pickin’ dinner hosted by Leadership Raleigh and the Partnership, with food provided by legendary pitmaster Ed Mitchell and son Ryan and other community partners.