The First Born Community Development Center (FBCDC) was established
on a vision based on a Hebrews 12:23 scripture derived from the
King James version of the bible. The main visionary responsible
for the founding of the center on January 1, 1992 was Bishop J.
Bishop Smith was received into heaven on August
29, 2002 while the program he started to help those in need has
remained steadfast as family and friends carry on his vision.
The Center has been
a member agency of the Food Bank of North Carolina since June
16, 1992. All Federal In-kind food contributions come from The
Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)/USDA. The
Center also administers SNAP, the State Nutrition Assistant
Program. In 1993-1994,
the FBCDC built a 2,600 square foot building to house the food
operation. The center has freezers for perishable goods and storage
space for non-perishable items. The foundation of the building
was donated by Burroughs Wellcome, Inc. which is now DSM Pharmaceuticals,
is open every second and fourth Saturday from 10am to 12pm. During
this time, families and individuals fill out applications and
pick up food. Food boxes are delivered to the homebound
elderly and handicapped.
FBCDC food boxes come in one standard size that usually
contain canned, fresh and frozen meats, as well as bread, fruit,
vegetables, dairy products beverages and health and beauty aids.
FBCDC has many community volunteers who are dedicated to assisting
with food distribution and application processing.
FBCDC has a Thrift Shop open during operational hours, Items are
available to recipients at no cost, but donations are accepted
for the Thrift Shop information, contact Martha Chamberlain.
The First Born Community Development Center offers the following
Food Box Distribution On-site
Diabetic Education/Nutrition Food Box Distribution
Food Box Service
Cloths Closet for Clients
Please mail a check to First Born CDC, P.O. Box 308, Grimesland,
NC 27837. There are thirty cards per box. Each card cost