Our mission: “Improving lives through service and collaboration in Johnston County”. This Thanksgiving, Serve the Need in Johnston County, Inc. – in partnership with area businesses, churches, civic organizations and over 100 volunteers, served over 3000 meals to Johnston County residents.

This annual event caught the attention of WRAL News, who broadcast live from the event. In case you missed it, this is the video from their broadcast along with a nice write-up. We’re so thankful to our members and all those that helped to make this extraordinary event possible! “What we do by ourselves matters; What we do together, really makes the difference.” “When we give we get back.”

Clayton community comes together for Thanksgiving meal :: WRAL.com
Serve The Need in Johnston County will hold it’s second out of four Community Spirit Nights on Thursday, April 27th. Zaxby’s Restaurant in Smithfield will host this next fundraiser for Serve The Need.  All you have to do is invite friends and neighbors, walk-in or drive-thru between the hours of 5pm and 8pm, order dinner and 10% of your total bill will be donated back to Serve The Need in Johnston County.  These Spirit Nights are a lot of fun and they’re a great way to show support!  Thank you and see you soon!

Semester SuperStars sponsored by ServeTheNeed et al.

Semester Superstar Luncheon Honors Superstar Teachers
The Smithfield-Selma Chamber Education Committee honored outstanding teachers from the following schools at our Semester Superstars Luncheon on Tuesday, March 21, 2017:

  • Smithfield Middle School
  • Selma Middle School
  • Smithfield-Selma High School
  • Princeton Middle/High School
  • Neuse Charter School
  • Johnston County Early College Academy
  • Johnston County Middle College High School
  • South Campus Middle
  • South Campus High

Thank you to our sponsors: Allstate Insurance – Tom Medlin  |  COPTUBE – JC, Inc.  |  Dr. Dicky Parrish  |  Emery D. Ashley Attorney at Law  |  Golden Corral  |  Law Office of Antoan Whidbee  |  McDonald’s/F&D Huebner  |  Riccobene & Associates  |  Serve the Need in Johnston County  |  Simple Twist  |  Walmart Supercenter

Thank you to our members for making our sponsorship possible!

Stephanie Pena is pictured with the Zaxby’s Chicken and some of the youngest volunteers for Serve The Need meal packaging event.

Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging Event BIG Success
The meal packaging event hosted by Serve The Need was a success.  Over 75 volunteers scooped, dumped, weighed, packed, loaded and shipped 35,000 meals in under 4 hours on Saturday, April 15th at the Clayton Civitan Building in Clayton, NC.  

“This event is held yearly on the 3rd Saturday in April.  We always have a good turn-out and everyone helps.  From the youngest child to the eldest adult.  There is something that each person can do to make this a success — and we did!” said Tom Ricks, organizer of the annual event.  

Thank you to Zaxby’s for donating the spicy nuggets and chicken strips for our volunteers to have lunch.  Thank you to the 75+ volunteers and a very special thank you to Rise Against Hunger team who is very professional and instrumental in making sure the world is fed.  

Our 35,000 meals will most likely head to Mozambique, Africa.  For more information about Rise Against Hunger, please visit their website at www.riseagainsthunger.org